According to the *Midrash, when the Jewish people stood at Mount Sinai ready to receive the Torah, G-d asked, “Who would guarantee that the people would keep true to it. They answered “Our ancestors will guarantee it.” G-d did not find this acceptable so the Jewish people cried out, “Our prophets!” G-d still did not accept this answer. The Jewish people tried their final resource and offered, “Our children will be our guarantors.” G-d responded, “They are worthy guarantors. Because of them, I will give you the Torah.” Midrash Rabba, Song of Songs 1:4
And magical for the fun reason that after we receive the Ten Commandments, we have a “dairy” party with ice cream, pizza and other dairy delights.
Twenty-one years ago was my first enchantment with Judaism hearing the Ten Commandments with my then one and four year old sons. We attended the festive ice cream extravaganza afterwards, witnessing kindness, inclusiveness, and spunk. That was the day I found my place.
And before we part…
a brief peek into an upcoming surprise!
Very soon, a new voice will join us to share: “The History of Judaism“.
Spoiler alert, our new beloved teacher’s name is Tehilla.
Tehilla will share stories starting at the very beginning of the Bible … even before the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The last 6000 years will come to life in new and almost tangible ways. These golden nuggets will be delivered in short five minute segments and will also be interpreted into American Sign Language for Deaf listeners.