This week’s Torah double-portion, B’Har-B’Chukotai, begins: “And the Lord spoke to Moshe at Mount Sinai, saying. . . . .” (Vayikra 25:1). At the end of our reading, we conclude the Torah’s third Book with: “These are the mitzvot that the Lord commanded Moshe for the children of Israel at Mount Sinai.” (27:34)
What exactly do we understand happened at Mount Sinai?
This question was posed to me forty years ago when I was an undergraduate at Columbia University. The Religion Department ...Continue Reading → Share