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From the Chassidic Masters

Jethro's Plan
If you see more deeply into me than I am capable of seeing into myself, which is the real me? The deeper and truer me that you see, or my me? This was the essence of a debate between Moses and the people of Israel at the foot of Mount Sinai, and between Moses and his father-in-law, Jethro, in the aftermath of the revelation.
The Silent Day
Six days before the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, nothing happened.
The Breakthrough
Our Sages tell us that the Torah was studied and observed by our ancestors for hundreds of years before the revelation at Sinai. So why do we celebrate that event as the "Giving of the Torah"? What actually happened at Sinai?
Underneath the Mountain
"G-d held the mountain over them like a jar and said: 'If you accept the Torah, fine; if not, here shall be your grave.'" But hadn't the people already proclaimed that they want the Torah?
Real Estate
A dialogue between Moses and the angels, in which the angels challenged Israel's right to receive the Torah, yields fascinating insights into the nature of spirituality and physicality, the purpose of creation, and the role of the Torah
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