[Avodah] What date was the Torah given?

Lisa Liel lisa at starways.net
Wed Jan 2 12:26:34 PST 2013

On 1/2/2013 2:05 PM, Zev Sero wrote:
>> Why?  Matan Torah is dated relative to Pesach.  Asher's birth wasn't
>> relative to anything.  So there'd have been a reason to remember the
>> date of Asher's birth, and no need to remember the date of Matan Torah.

> The same Chazal who -- with whatever degree of confidence -- give us Asher's
> birth date, give us the date of Matan Torah with no less confidence, and a
> good deal *more* textual backing.  Therefore the question's entire premise
> is fallacious.

And yet, there's a machloket.


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