Rashi, Genesis 26:5
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פירוש רש"י על התורה, בראשית כ"ו:ה'
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"מצותי - דברים שאילו לא נכתבו ראויין הם להצטוות כגון גזל ושפיכות דמים: חקותי - דברים שיצר הרע ואומות העולם משיבין עליהם כגון אכילת חזיר ולבישת שעטנז שאין טעם בדבר אלא גזירת המלך וחקותיו על עבדיו:"
"My Commandments – laws that even if they were not written in the Torah would commend themselves to us, such as [the prohibition of] theft and murder. My Statutes – duties that the evil inclination and the nations of the world reject, such as eating pork and wearing a garment of linen and wool mixed together, laws for which there is no reason but which are decrees of the King, commands to his servants." [Translation by Rabbi Steve Greenberg]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

How is a commandment different from a statute?

Which warrants more severity: A commandment or a statute?

Why would God command a law without a reason?

How would you classify the prohibition of homosexuality?

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Time Period: Medieval (Geonim through the 16th Century)