Shavuos, 120 words to get you thinking

We celebrate Shavuot, even though it ended in failure.

Perhaps the Golden Calf was just the conclusion of a less than successful opening.

Gd planned on giving all the Jews the entire Torah without an intermediary. But after hearing the first two commandments directly from Gd we begged, “Please transmit the rest through Moshe.” Overwhelmed by the consequences of our responsibility, we fainted. Thus, TORAH – numerical value 611, Tzivah LaNu Moshe, were commanded to us by Moshe; whereas two we received directly from Gd.

Responsibility is key in all relationships. The option to shift blame, erodes the integrity and loyalty of the relationship. Gd wants us to live with Gd, not seek instructions from others.