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How could the Jews oversleep on the day they received the Torah?

  

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Rabbi Velvel: Welcome. Whats on your mind?

shuteye: Why did the Jews oversleep at Matan Torah [Ed. note: Giving of the Torah]?

Rabbi Velvel: Kabbalah explains that when one sleeps his soul leaves his body. The Jews hoped that through sleep they might be able to reach a higher level than when they are awake

shuteye: Oh thanks a bunch! That is much clearer and such a nice explanation for them.

Rabbi Velvel: your welcome

[Ed. note: see also “Sleepless in Sinai”]

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