JET's 2022 Yarchei Kallah: Weeklong Extravaganza line up includes special guest Rabbi Hillel Shaps with What Happened at Sinai?
The Sinai Revelation was one of the most important events in Jewish history and stands as a pillar of our faith. But what actually happened at Sinai? What did we see? What did we hear? What did we actually receive? The whole Torah, the Ten Commandments? Why was the Sinai experience so important then? And why does it remain it so important to us now?
The JET Yarchei Kallah is modeled after the description of the Yarchei Kallah in the Talmud. In the two months of the year (Elul and Adar) when agricultural activity was less demanding, Jews would take the opportunity to return to the study halls to reinvigorate their Torah knowledge, thus strengthening their ties to Judaism. The word Kallah means assembly; Yarchei means month; hence the term refers to those months when they would assemble to study Torah.