Parshat Yitro: ‘Someone brought me here’

This week’s Torah portion is the central parsha of the entire Torah because it contains Ma’amad Har Sinai, the revelation at Mount Sinai. This historic event is the most significant in our nation’s narrative because it was when the Torah was given to Am Yisrael.

At this event, the entire nation experienced a rare and singular revelation and took upon itself to obey the commandments of G-d when it said “Na’aseh ve’nishma,” “We will do and we will hear.”

At the event itself, the nation heard the Ten Commandments – the 10 mitzvot that were told to the nation and afterward etched on the Luchot Habrit, the Tablets of the Covenant, those same tablets that Moshe Rabbeinu brought down from Mount Sinai after being there for 40 days.


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