Torah Equality

3,314 years ago (give or take a few years), something incredible happened to the Jewish people.  It was so incredible that we still celebrate it.  The celebration begins on Tuesday night and lasts for one or two days depending upon your tradition.  We call the celebration “Shavuot” and it commemorates a pivotal moment in our history.  Tradition teaches us that in the Jewish year 2,456, on the 6th of Sivan, Moses climbed Mt. Sinai and received the Torah from God.  It is at this moment that our ancestors received the stories, laws, and rituals that guide us to this very day.  Whether we believe that God literally gave the Torah to the Jewish people on 6 Sivan 2456 or not, there is no question that the Torah has been and remains the rock and the foundation of the Jewish people.  Whether it was written by God or written by authors…