The Rambam\'s 8th principle of faith states that we are to believe that every word of the Torah we have in our possession today was given to Moses by God. But there are a number of discrepancies documented in the Midrash and the Gemara that call into question the Rambam\'s formulation. How are we to understand the Rambam\'s principle of faith?
This lecture, delivered by Rabbi Elyahu Kin in 2009 examines the the seven-week counting period between Passover and the Shavuot Holiday. The counting of 49 days, or 7 full weeks, shows great anticipation towards reaching the ultimate purpose for which the Jewish People were redeemed from Egypt - to receive the Torah. Whereas Passover represents physical freedom from bondage, the giving of the Torah on Shavuot represents spiritual freedom from bondage to idolatry and immorality.
With an introductory montage of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks and Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, From Sinai to Cyberspace is a perfect piece to share with your friends and family this Shavuot to offer them a fresh look with unique approaches to how they can bring a little bit more Torah into their lives.
This event is Part of the Adult Education Program of The BAYT - It was recorded at The BAYT - The Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation - This class is part of the program of Yeshiva Universitys, Torah MiTzion, Zichron DOV, Toronto, Beit Midrash - www,TorontoTorah,com