A call to conscience
We know the exact timing of the giving of the Torah: 49 days after the Exodus from Egypt, and prior to 40 years of wandering. Why was God in such a hurry to deliver the Ten Commandments?
On the sixth day of the month of Sivan, in the year of the Exodus from Egypt, yesterday’s slaves stood at the foot of the mountain and received from God the Ten Commandments, 10 formative assertions. The commandments are riveting, both for what they contain and for what they do not contain. They contain the sanctification of the times, of history –...
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