At Mount Sinai G-d stretched Israel’s capacities to the limit. Her senses turned upside-down, her reality turned inside-out, it was Israel’s unconditional embrace of the new role that G-d assigned her as caretaker of the universe, that gave her the strength to withstand the unbearable closeness of her encounter with G-d and make it through the Sinai rendezvous.
Yitro (Exodus 20:15-20:23)
Parashat Yitro is read on Shabbat:
Shevat 22, 5773/February 2, 2013