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Rabbi Gordon - Yitro: 5th Portion

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Mike Ettinger January 30, 2016

The mountain being over their heads alludes to the spiritual gravity of heaven. In the physical we have the gravity of a black hole over our heads...the spiritual equivalent would be fear increased by the power of god becoming physical torment as in a living lightning bolt sucked from time and space,(lightning approaches the speed of light warping time and space), think being screwed out of the universe as water is screwed down a toilet bowl. Although there is no record of a soul being transformed into an unnatural living fire at that time...it is the sense of the potential which they perceived that "the dread of god could kill them". Up necessitates down, east west and eternal life necessitates eternal death. Since god existed become the universe it proves there is no time in eternity. When one approaches eternity from a relativity of time, or an eternal one approaches one in time, things change. Reply

M pil san francisco January 16, 2014

B-H i had this thought i want to know your opinion on whether it makes sense. Exodus 19:12

יב. וְהִגְבַּלְתָּ אֶת הָעָם סָבִיב לֵאמֹר הִשָּׁמְרוּ לָכֶם עֲלוֹת בָּהָר וּנְגֹעַ בְּקָצֵהוּ כָּל הַנֹּגֵעַ בָּהָר מוֹת יוּמָת:
12. And you shall set boundaries for the people around, saying, Beware of ascending the mountain or touching its edge; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.'
This is where we talk about boundaries but not just those boundaries it means for future you must listen to your rabbis who create boundaries around commandments in order to stop you from breaking those commandments for your own protection. (It says you will die if you pass the boarders to tell us that even the rabbis rules are as valid and as important as my own) Reply

Kayo Tokyo, Japan February 8, 2012

B"H

Thank you for your insightful shiur. Reply

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