We read a very interesting verse in the first portion this week.
Deuteronomy 29:14-15: "It is not with you alone that I am making this sworn covenant, but with whoever is standing here with us today before the Lord our G-d, and with whoever is not here with us today".
One of the most important, if not the most important, differences between Judaism and other monotheistic religions is that G-d's revelation happened to an entire nation, not just to one person.
There is a beautiful story about a Hippie in the 60's who was walking in Central Park. He met a Hassidic person and he smiled at the Hasid and greeted him with a Shalom. The Chasid answered: Shalom, do we know each other? The Hippie smiled and said: I guess so. The Chasid smiled back and said: Oh yes, we know each other from Sinai... It was very crowded there but now I think I remember you.
The covenant with the Jewish people happened in Sinai and we all were there.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L