On Shavuos in 1313 BCE we were given the Torah by G-d on Mount Sinai. The catch? Torah was already studied – and followed – for generations before it was given on Mt. Sinai… So, what is Shavuos REALLY about??!! What did it change?? Something incredibly profound happened when G-d formally presented the Torah to […]
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