The Ten Commandments is the most morally influential piece of legislation ever written. To give a good idea of how relevant each of the 10 is, take the third commandment, one of the two most misunderstood commandments (the other is “Do not Murder,” which I explained in a recent column).
Is there such a thing as “the worst sin” — one sin that is worse than all others?
In fact, there is.
I am aware that some people differ. They maintain that we can’t declare any sin worse than any other. “To G-d, a sin is a sin,” is how it’s often expressed.