The Revelation at Mount Sinai Will Not Be Televised

In a post-modern age of reality television and 24-hour news media, I desire to see and understand Biblical events – even though I am not supposed to.

In one week's time the Jewish world will rise in their seats in order to reenact the most dramatic moment in our people's long history, the moment when the Torah was given on Mount Sinai. There we will be, gathered in our synagogues celebrating the holiday of Shavuot and when it comes to that moment of holiness we will rise and strain our ears to hear the sacred opening words of the Decalogue, the Ten...