12 September 2011 - 13 Elul 5771 - י"ג אלול ה' אלפים תשע"א
No boundary of time to ‘give the Torah’ E-mail

In Jewish tradition, the festival of Shavuot is “the time of the giving of our Torah.” This festival has many names, both in the written and in the Oral Torah, and consequently also many meanings; however, the “Giving of the Torah” aspect of the festival of Shavuot is surely its most salient aspect, in both memory and in deed.

This aspect of the festival, as well as of the giving of the Torah in general, has some puzzling sides. It is quite surprising that even though the Torah describes this event in a very detailed and meticulous way, it does not say anywhere on what date it actually took place.

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