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Shavuot: The Secret of Inspiration

Why did God wait 49 days before giving the Torah?

Published: May 23, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 115

(113) Kathy, May 14, 2013 8:49 PM

Interesting thoughts

Interesting... but what about the golden calf? That came after the Israelites expressed their determination to do whatever God asked - if only they could hear it from Moses, and not the voice of God. And the golden calf was certainly not the end of idolatry and rebellion. I don't think it was about Israel becoming great, but a Great and loving Lord who was and is willing to forgive those who will repent, realizing their need for salvation that comes from outside themselves.

(112) Galina, May 14, 2013 3:23 PM

SO WELL DONE, BRAVO.

VERY INSPARATIONAL! THANKS.

(111) Leah, May 13, 2013 11:56 PM

Gevaldig!

(110) Yaakov Lev, May 6, 2013 10:30 PM

Well done..

Nice piece to share with teens. Older folks might have a problem with the pace, but kids will stay with him easily.

(109) Elisheba, May 2, 2013 3:58 PM

Thank you, Charlie

Happy Shavuot to you all! :)

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