Receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai

As one man, with one heart

by yedidah on June 3, 2014

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Rashi, the great commentator on the Torah teaches us that when the Children of Israel stood together at Mount Sinai to hear the word of God and to receive His revelation, they stood there “as one man with one heart.” How did they achieve this extraordinary state of unity? 600, 000 people; each one with his own characteristics and attributes. What bonded them together? Furthermore, why was this unity an essential component of the revelation of God on Mount Sinai?

An essential teaching of the Baal HaSulam is that the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai is an eternal act, an act which continues, unceasing, to this day. In this talk we explore what we need in order to receive this revelation in our own lives now.

Talk (15 mins.) taken from “Hashem Shamati Shimecha”: the oral works of the Baal HaSulam collected by Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ashlag and the other students, collated by Rabbi Avraham Mordecai Gottlieb.

With many grateful thanks to my chevrutas Channa Glazer, Shmuel Igar Kinyan, Timna Segal, Dahlia Orlov, Shayna Falk, James Torrance and Sara Schroeder

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