When the Torah is read in the synagogue on Shavuot, we experience anew the Sinaitic transmission of the Torah by G‑d. Just as the Sinai event was attended by every Jewish man, woman and child, so too, every Jewish person should make every effort to be present in a synagogue on Wednesday, May 15 2013, as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.
There is also special significance to bringing children, even the youngest of infants, to hear the Ten Commandments.
Before G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish people, He demanded guarantors. The Jews made a number of suggestions, all rejected by G‑d, until they declared, “Our children will be our guarantors that we will cherish and observe the Torah.” G‑d immediately accepted them and agreed to give the Torah.
Let us make sure to bring along all our “guarantors” to the synagogue on the first day of Shavuot.
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