3 Million Witnesses (Yisro)

3 Million Witnesses

based on the Torah of HaRav Moshe Wolfson, shlita

While other religions are built upon a supposed revelation to one or a few individuals, Judaism is based upon a revelation experienced by at least 3 million. Standing on the foot of Har Sinai, Klal Yisrael didn’t listen to Moshe Rabbeinu proclaim himself prophet and hand them the Torah. Rather, each individual experienced a personal revelation of Hashem when they heard the first two Aseres Hadibros directly from Him. Then, they all witnessed Hashem appoint Moshe Rabbeinu as His prophet.

Thus, Mosh Rabbeinu tells the Jewish people (Devarim 4:32-33):
"Inquire now regarding the early days that preceded you, from the day when Hashem created man on the earth, and from one end of the heavens to the other end of heaven: Has there ever been anything like this great thing, or has anything like it been heard? Has a people ever heard the voice of Hashem speaking from the midst of the fire as you have heard, and survived?”

No nation has ever claimed national revelation, because no nation has ever experienced national revelation. And it is impossible for national revelation to be claimed by a nation which has not experienced it.

Excerpted from upcoming sefer based on the Mashgiach's Emunah series.


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