M aamad Har Sinai has been described in the Torah and preserved through our mesorah as a singular historical event where G-d directly communicated to His chosen people. The Torah records: “Hashem said to Moshe ‘So shall you say to Bnei Yisrael: You have seen that I have spoken to you from Heaven’ ” (Shemos 20:19). “Face to face did Hashem speak with you on the mountain from amid the fire” (Devarim 5:4). “This day we saw that Hashem will speak to a person and he can live” (Devarim 5:21). “For is there any human that has heard the voice of the living G-d speaking from the midst of fire as we have and lived!” (Devarim 5:23).