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You ask, "Are there mitzvot more important than others?" The other answers have addressed your question from the standpoint of, are some mitzvot more important to perform than others. But the question can also be answered from the perspective of, are some mitzvot more important to not be broken. The concept of pikuach nefesh addresses this point. ...


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In regard to your second question, they Ten Commandments were included in the Temple service, more than 2,000 years ago, and recited before the Shema, then they were removed because heretics said they were the only valid commandments [Berakhot 12a; Mishnah 5:1 in Tamid 32b]. All attempts to reinstate them failed. But we are allowed to recite the Ten ...


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Judaism does not rank the commandments. The Mishnah is very explicit on that point: וֶהֱוֵי זָהִיר בְּמִצְוָה קַלָּה כְבַחֲמוּרָה, שֶׁאֵין אַתָּה יוֹדֵעַ מַתַּן שְׂכָרָן שֶׁל מִצְוֹת. רַבִּי אוֹמֵר Rabbi [Yehudah haNasi] said: Be as scrupulous in observing a [seemingly] minor commandment as a [seemingly] major commandment, because you do not know the value ...


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Berachos 12A when discussing if we should recite the Ten Commandments every day, says; אָמַר רַב יְהוּדָה אָמַר שְׁמוּאֵל: אַף בִּגְבוּלִין בִּקְּשׁוּ לִקְרוֹת כֵּן, אֶלָּא שֶׁכְּבָר בִּטְּלוּם מִפְּנֵי תַּרְעוֹמֶת הַמִּינִין. Rav Yehuda said that Shmuel said: Even in the outlying areas, outside the Temple, they sought to recite the Ten Commandments in ...


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The Notarikon of "Anokhi" by רבי יוחנן Rabbi Yocḥanan in [Shabbat 105a.3] reveals אנא נפשי כתיבת יהבית ("ana nafshi ketivat yehavit") was hidden in the abbreviated word אָֽ-נֹ-כִ֖-י֙ to propose : when HaShem states "I am" - He really means: "I myself wrote and gave". Did Moshe ever claim HaShem provided כתיבת [writing] ...


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