Thursday, May 13, 2021

Sinai and the deadly intertext?

PROF. RABBI HERBERT BASSER: If You Don't Accept the Torah, Mount Sinai Will Be Your Grave (The
In several midrashim, God lovingly lifts Mount Sinai over the Israelites to protect them from the dangers of the revelation. One midrash, however, has God threatening to bury the Israelites with the mountain if they don’t accept the Torah. The difference is the intertext.

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