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The Jewish people studied Torah and observed its precepts long before they actually became obligated in them at Sinai. Moreover, the Ten Commandments were composed largely of laws already commanded to the non-Jewish world. What, then, was so important about the giving of the Torah at Sinai?

The Day the Heavens Opened

The Day the Heavens Opened

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The Day the Heavens Opened

The Jewish people studied Torah and observed its precepts long before they actually became obligated in them at Sinai. Moreover, the Ten Commandments were composed largely of laws already commanded to the non-Jewish world. What, then, was so important about the giving of the Torah at Sinai?
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Giving of the Torah, Shavuot
The Day the Heavens Opened
Disc 101, Program 403

Event Date: 4 Sivan 5744 - June 04, 1984

The Jewish People studied Torah and observed its precepts long before they actually became obligated in them at Sinai. Moreover, the Ten Commandments were composed largely of laws already commanded to the non-Jewish world. What, then, was so important about the Giving of the Torah at Sinai?

At Sinai, “G-d spoke all these words.” Although the Jews had already received much of Torah’s teaching from their holy ancestors, there is no comparison between hearing something from a man of flesh and blood to hearing it directly from G-d Almighty Himself.

G-d, the King of kings, descended from On High, together with his Holy Chariot and all the Ministering Angels, and He addressed each Jew individually: “I am the L-rd your G-d, Who redeemed you from Egypt.” Such an experience is on an entirely different plane of existence, which means it is also heard, and carried out, with an entirely different level of commitment.

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s UK June 22, 2016

Thank you This has answered my question recently raised with Dr Michael Chighel, lesson 3, Oral and Written Torah.

The Rebbe, blessed be his memory, is a wonderful, clear and concise teacher. It is a real pleasure to watch these recording. Reply

Chabad.org Staff via chabadone.org June 21, 2016

Video Fixed We apologize for the inconvenience, the video's working now. Reply

Anonymous Marietta June 17, 2016

This video doesn't seem to play Hello! I was greatly looking forward to viewing this video, but it doesn't play. Reply

teri June 12, 2016

the heavens didn't open for me at all... Reply

Sheryl Balkema Big Rapids Michigan June 10, 2016

I am not getting anything wright on the video to listen to the Torah shabbat Shalom Reply

Sylvia U.K. June 9, 2016

Link not working Unfortunately this link is not working properly. Reply

michael June 8, 2016

Please fix i want to view Reply

Anonymous Brooklyn June 3, 2014

Where is the answer to the Rebbe's question When it gets to the best part and the explanation of what IS Matan Torah the video ends! It's gotta be longer I think Reply

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