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Rav Avigdor Miller on Forced Acceptance

Q:You said before that the Am Yisroel’s greatness is that they accepted the Torah. But don’t we know that it was only because Hashem held the mountain over them and forced them into it. So what’s so great about that?

Rav Avigdor Miller on A Night of Excitement

Q:Should I stay up on Shavuos night?

Rav Avigdor Miller on Verified Sinai Traditions

Q:It says כל המלמד את בן בנו תורה מעלה עליו הכתוב כאילו קיבלה מהר סיני – that if you teach your son or grandson Torah it’s as if he received it from Har Sinai (Kidushin 30a). What does that mean that he’s receiving it from Har Sinai?

Rav Avigdor Miller on Forcing The Willing

Q:In this week’s parsha the Am Yisroel said “Naaseh v’nishma,” so it seems like they accepted the Torah willingly. So how do we understand the medrash that says Hashem held Har Sinai over the Jews like a barrel and threatened to drop it on them if they wouldn’t accept the Torah?

Rav Avigdor Miller on The Nation That Knows the Shofar

Q:It states in Tehillim, אשרי העם יודעי תרועה – Praised is the nation that knows the shofar blowing (Tehillim 89:16). What is the meaning and significance of this quotation?

Rav Avigdor Miller on Why We Count Sefiras Ha’omer

Q:What should we think about when we count sefiras haomer?