Luchot

June 20, 2006

[m., this is pl.; sing. “Luach”]; tablets; specifically, the stone tablets upon which were inscribed the Ten Commandments; Moshe broke the first “luchot,” when he saw the Jewish People engaged in the Sin of the Golden Calf; he was allowed to re-inscribe them on a second set of “luchot” after HaShem forgave the People. Both sets of “luchot” were kept in the Mishkan.