Questions for Discussion
1. In the previous lesson, we were introduced to the concept that G‑d is “perfect existence” who desired a creation. How does this idea lead us to the idea that this same G‑d also gave the Torah?
2 What does it mean to say that the Torah makes G‑d “vulnerable,” so to speak?
3. Are the commandments more for our benefit or more for G‑d’s own purposes? Defend your position.
4. What does it mean that G‑d “revealed Himself” at Sinai? How is Torah a revelation?

Further Reading:

By the Instructor
What Does It Mean to “Believe in G‑d”?
Texts Cited
Talmud, Shabbat 105a
Exodus 20:1–2
What Is Torah?
How Do We Know That We Heard G‑d at Sinai?
What Is the Torah?
The Bargain and the Jew