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The People Saw the Thunder

 Can we, just by reading, vicariously experience the awe of the children at the Mount? 

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<i>Mosaic</i>
June 25 2013

Part 3 of our 3-part video conversation with Leon R. Kass, author of “The Ten Commandments.”

The revelation at Sinai was a “phantasmagoric experience” where sight became sound, sound became sight, and the people stood in awe and confusion.

But what about us, today? Can we, just by reading, vicariously experience the awe of the children at the Mount? Leon Kass, in the final part of our video conversation, argues powerfully that we can—because he’s done it.

More about: Biblical criticism, Leon Kass, Ten Commandments, Torah, Torah MiSinai