Leah Rabin dedicates memorial Torah

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Rabin said the reading of the Commandments was fitting because they serve as the "social and moral code for all of us," regardless of religion.

Rabin added that her husband believed deeply in the sanctity of life.

She said Yigal Amir, the right-wing religious Jew who assassinated her husband Nov. 4, had violated the laws of Moses and the people of Israel.

Rabin said Amir valued land above human life "and had been willing to murder for the sanctity of land."

Amir said during his trial that he shot Rabin in order to stop the handing of territory to the Palestinians under the government's peace policy.