Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 

The Giving of the Torah

The giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai was the single most important event in the history of the Jews. It was more important than the creation of the world, and more important than the building or the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. The giving of the Torah defines us as a nation and provides us with a path through our lives.

What happened at Mount Sinai is also the foundation of our belief. That is because the creation of the world isn't independently verifiable as there was no living creature there to see it. The existence of a Jewish nation doesn't prove anything either as there have been many nations in the history of the world. Their existence proved nothing about G-d. But the claim that G-d took two million or more people out of slavery in Egypt, brought them to a small mountain in the Sinai desert, appeared to them, spoke to them with an audible voice, and then gave them 613 commandments through a divinely appointed messenger (Moses) - that's a claim which cannot be ignored.


Rabbi Boruch Clinton teaches at the Ottawa Torah Institute yeshiva high school and Machon Sarah high school for girls (both in Ottawa, Canada). You may reach him with comments and questions at bclinton@torah.org.

You can now read some of Rabbi Clinton's essays on Torah life at http://www.ncf.ca/~es625/essays

You can also buy his collection of essays on the Book of Shmuel (Samuel) in printed form at www.lulu.com/marbitzmedia

Copyright 2000 by Rabbi Boruch Clinton and Project Genesis, Inc.

 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

A Sobering Lesson
- 5768

Miracles Can Happen Slowly
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5764

People In Stone Houses Should Not Cast Bricks
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5771

ArtScroll

Perceptions - Noach
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769

Flooded With Real Ecstasy
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

What Was Noach's Greatest Legacy?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Building Towers - For What?
- 5774

Faxs vs. Kidney Stones
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759

No Fear, No Fair
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

Looking for a Chavrusah?

People In Stone Houses Should not Cast Bricks
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5774

The Meaning of Noach
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

Noah's Spiritual Leadership
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5771

> From Life
Rabbi Label Lam - 5773

The Rainbow Coalition
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5761

The Path to Serving God
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5773

Never Underestimate the Power of Prayer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information

Copyright 2000 by Rabbi Boruch Clinton and Project Genesis, Inc.

 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

The Path to Serving God
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5773

Raising Children: The Secret of Success
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

The Best Policy
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5765

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

No Fear, No Fair
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

Generation to Generation
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5759

Missed Opportunities
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Internal Beliefs Have External Effects
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

The Hidden Blessing
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5766

Certain Things Noach Did Not Have To Worry About
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5775

ArtScroll

Noach's Lessons for Our Day
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Not Better or Worse, Just Different
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756

Never Underestimate the Power of Prayer
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

> Back To The Daily Grind
Shlomo Katz - 5765

In Man's Diminished Image
Rabbi Label Lam - 5770

Go the Distance!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5762

The Shame Of Cham
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information