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Shabbat Time Machine!

The Talmud on the giving of the Torah on Shabbat

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Shabbat Time Machine! : The Talmud on the giving of the Torah on Shabbat

Despite the dispute about the exact date of the Sinai Anniversary, everyone agrees that the Torah was given on Shabbat. In this class we learn about the first time the mitzvah of Shabbat was given to the Jewish people, at a desert oasis named Mara. But here’s the catch: did the initial observance of Shabbat forbid travel, or was that a later addition in the developmental journey of Yiddishkeit? Take a voyage in the proverbial sea of Talmud, and be amazed to find out how this passage of time evolved!
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Giving of the Torah, Shavuot, Talmud

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