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Parshas Maasei: Rav Moshe Feinstein - The Torah Isnít History!
In Parshas Maasei the torah recalls the travels of Bnei Yisroel in the Midbar. In places where significant events occurred the torah recalls those events. Strangely when mentioning that Bnei Yisroel came to Har Sinai the torah omits the most significant event to take place in the history of the world, Matan Torah. How can this be?
Rav Moshe Feinstein in Darash Moshe answers that Parshas Maasei is retelling history. However Matan Torah is not history. Each day a person must feel like the Torah was given on that day. Therefore Matan Torah which is eternal is omitted from the Parsha.
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