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Part 2: The Desert of Sinai
You may already know that the giving of the Torah -- which we celebrate on the holiday of Shavuot -- took place at Sinai. But what is Sinai? The Torah speaks of a wilderness called Sinai as well as a mountain by the same name. What is the difference betwe...
Departure from Sinai, The People Ask For Meat, The Seventy Elders, Miriam's Sin
In anticipation of Sinai, the Jews spent weeks finding their best selves and reshaping their perspectives on life. But, as they approached that sacred ground, they needed the strength for another step.
Why don’t the rabbis know where it is?
I’ve seen lots of theories about the location of Mount Sinai. Is there any validity to those theories? I know that Judaism reveres the Temple Mount as the site of the Holy Temple, but is there any location that Judaism reveres or at least recognizes as Mo...
A deeper examination of the nature of humility and self-assertion reveals that not only are they not mutually exclusive qualities, but that indeed one cannot operate without the other.
Don’t we all remember the precise location where we proposed, or the hospital ward where our first child was born? How could we forget? And yet, somehow, we’ve lost touch with the place more important to our people than any other . . .
Part 1: The Mountain of Sinai
You may already know that the giving of the Torah -- which we celebrate on the holiday of Shavuot -- took place at Sinai. But what is Sinai? The Torah speaks of a wilderness called Sinai as well as a mountain by the same name. What is the difference betwe...
G-d certainly knew of the travel magazines’ “100 best locations to vacation,” of the beautiful beaches of Maui and the majestic Alps. Why, then, was the Torah given in a hot desert in middle of the summer?
Sinai unequivocally states that you do not have to resign yourself to a life of duality
Question: I have no problem believing that everything in the Torah is true. I just have a problem doing it. The temptations are too great and I'm tired of fighting with them. The enthusiasm I had when I took all this on has long burned out. To be blunt, I...
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