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Parashat Yitro (February 2, 2013)
by David Mintz

WITH AN EAGER NATION gathering beneath it, a foreboding mountain was covered with smoke, trembling violently as the blasts of the shofar were heard and giving way to the moment of Divine revelation. This moment of revelation is considered among the most significant and defining events in our biblical history. However, our rabbis and teachers over multiple generations and religious denominations have continued to argue about how to understand this pivotal moment.

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