The Torah

The Neirot Foundation of Jewish Thought

I Am the Lord your God

One of the greatest aspects of the giving of the Torah is its opening statement “I am the Lord, your God.”

Though we often take it for granted, the notion that God turns to each and every one of us, on a personal level and tells us, that He is our God, is beyond awesome.

One of the deepest angsts of living is perhaps the sense of insignificance that we can feel.

When we raise our heads to the heavens and see the vastness of the universe, we cannot help but feel our utter smallness. It is difficult for us to imagine, that we truly matter in the scheme of the history of humankind, and the universe.

We are a mere speck in the galaxy and an ephemeral moment in the human experience.

However, when God Himself, turns to us and tells us “I am the Lord, your God,” it is the greatest validation of our personal experience!

Not only do we really matter, but we matter to God the only true being as Maimonides explains at the beginning of his Mishna Torah. [,,]

One of the greatest aspects of the giving of the Torah is its opening statement “I am the Lord, your God.”

Though we often take it for granted, the notion that God turns to each and every one of us, on a personal level and tells us, that He is our God, is beyond awesome.

One of the deepest angsts of living is perhaps the sense of insignificance that we can feel.

When we raise our heads to the heavens and see the vastness of the universe, we cannot help but feel our utter smallness. It is difficult for us to imagine, that we truly matter in the scheme of the history of humankind, and the universe.

We are a mere speck in the galaxy and an ephemeral moment in the human experience.

However, when God Himself, turns to us and tells us “I am the Lord, your God,” it is the greatest validation of our personal experience! …[…]

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