They prefaced “we will do” to “we will hear”

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  הקדימו נעשה לנשמע   R’ Elazar said: at the time Israel preceded “we will do” to “we will hear,” a Heavenly voice emanated and said to them:”Who revealed to My children this secret which the ministering angels use?” For it is written that this is the way of the ministering angels: “Bless Hashem, O…

Let them be prepared for the third day

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  והיו נכונים ליום השלישי Preparing for Shevuos             The days of counting the omer are the preparation for receiving the Torah.  The leaders throughout the generations have commented that the forty-nine days of the omer parallel the forty-eight qualities through which Torah is acquired. What is the essence of שלשת ימי הגבלה, the three…

Seeing the sounds

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  רואים את הקולות   G-d’s revelation through open and revealed miracles has the ability to affect man’s view and understanding of the world, to heighten his outlook on the world around him and his relationship to it.    Our Sages say[1] "שהיו רואין את הנשמע ושומעין את הנראה" they were able to see the sounds…