[Avodah] What date was the Torah given?
micha at aishdas.org
Wed Jan 2 13:31:36 PST 2013
On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 03:29:28PM -0500, Zev Sero wrote:
> And there's no machloket about Asher's birth. What does that tell you?
> Think about it.
Too many possibilities. The easiest:
- Not as many of Chazal cared enough about Asher's birth date to bother
form a position.
- The date of Matan Torah was intentionally left more obscure, because
(as RPTeitz put it) we don't even want to pin Matan Torah down to
a single time.
- We care more about timing Matan Torah as a process from Pesach than as
a date. And therefore 49 vs 50 vs 51 days has aggadic import. (Kind of
a blending of the prior two possibilities.)
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