Fragments of Sinai by Jill Hammer

Every year on Shavuot, the history of the holding of the Torah at Mount Sinai is read in synagogues various regions of the world. It’s a drastic narration, with thunder and lightning and inscrutable ram’s tusks detonating, and Moses disappearing into a thick cloud. It’s a powerful narrative. It’s likewise a problematic story, for me. […]