Standing at Sinai
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Rav Itamar Eldar "AND ALL THE PEOPLE SAW THE SOUNDS" What does the Torah mean by the paradoxical statement that “all the people saw the sounds” at Sinai? We shall explore the writings of the Sefat Emet, Degel Machane Ephraim, R Yosef Gikatilla and the Nazir to understand the interplay between seeing and hearing, objective and subjective, humility and infinity. Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Moshe Hid His Face, For He Was Afraid to Look at God" Both Moshe and Bnei Yisrael recoiled when they encountered God. Was this fear or awe? An examination reveals this question to be pertinent to our lives as well. Holiday Packages
Rav Dr. Judah Goldberg The Covenant of the Avot and the Covenant of Sinai Before God forged a covenant with the Jewish people at Sinai, He had forged a covenant with our forefathers Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov (Berit Avot). The Sinai covenant focuses on laws, while Berit Avot centers on values. What is the relationship between these two covenants and how do they interact? Holiday Packages
Rav Dr. Judah Goldberg Matan Torah as a Conversion Process – Paradigm or Exception? Our Sages derive the process of conversion from the events of Har Sinai; but can we really compare the Jews who left Egypt and then stood ready to accept the Torah to an absolute foreigner who is surrendering his or her previous identity? How does Sinai model future conversions, and how is it exceptional? Holiday Packages
Rav Tamir Granot The Dual Revelation at Sinai What is so special about the Ten Commandments? An examination of Sefer Shemot reveals that the revelation, in fact, had two distinct goals. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Alex Israel How to Divide the Ten Commandments Standing at Sinai
Rav Menachem Leibtag Shavuot and Matan Torah Ask any observant Jew, and he will tell you that Shavuot commemorates Matan Torah, just as Pesach commemorates Yetziat Mitzraim. Nevertheless, according to Chumash, it appears that Shavuot is only an agricultural holiday, with no connection at all to 'Matan Torah'! How could it be that the Torah 'neglects' the primary reason for Shavuot? Standing at Sinai
Rav Avraham Shama God's Descent unto Mt. Sinai Following the approach pioneered by Rav Mordechai Breuer, I would like two examine "shtei bechinot" (roughly meaning two aspects) in the Torah's description of God's descent on Mount Sinai (Shemot 19). If we examine the verses carefully, we will see that there are actually two accounts of this event, each containing different instructions to the Jewish People. Standing at Sinai
Rav Menachem Leibtag Study Questions for Tikun Leil Shavuot Standing at Sinai
Rav Jonathan Mishkin "Examine it Through and Through - For All is Contained Therein" Standing at Sinai
Prof. Yonatan Grossman The Shofar of Sinai Standing at Sinai
Harav Yaakov Medan When Were the 3 Days of Preparation for Matan Torah? Standing at Sinai
Rav Chanoch Waxman The Covenant at Sinai Standing at Sinai
Rav Elchanan Samet The Tenth Commandment: "You Shall Not Covet" Standing at Sinai
Rav Moshe Taragin A Desert Gift Standing at Sinai
Rav Yair Kahn Moshe and the Giving of the Torah Immediately prior to the Asseret Ha-dibbrot (Ten Commandments), an enigmatic dialogue is recorded (19:21-25). Hashem orders Moshe to warn the nation not to attempt to catch a glimpse of Hashem. Standing at Sinai
Rav Menachem Leibtag Matan Torah - Parshat Yitro Standing at Sinai
Harav Yaakov Medan To Whom Did God Speak at Sinai? Rambam, Rav Yehuda Ha-Levi and Rashi present three different accounts of the Revelation at Sinai. In this article, Rav Medan combines elements of each in order to flesh out the position of R. Yehoshua ben Levi and to propose an overall chronological framework.