It is said that we were all there when The quintessential Jewish leader who spoke face to face with God, unlike any other prophet, and who freed the people from Egypt, led them through the desert for forty years, and received the Torah on Mt. Sinai. His Hebrew name is Moshe. came down from Mount According to the Torah, God, in the presence of the Jewish people, gave Moses the Torah on Mount Sinai (Har Sinai)., carrying the tablets. We stood together, every generation, past and present, waiting. Can you imagine the multitudes, the incredible sea of us? Close your eyes. Picture yourself at Sinai, waiting, scanning the distance for a sign of him, looking on tiptoe over the heads of your ancestors and children. Who stands next to you? Who is closest to you in these moments of waiting, in these holiest places? Look into the faces of those who stand with you this year. Offer your gratitude.
From the Social Justice Warrior’s Guide to the High Holy Days, by Dane Kuttler