Have you ever wondered why G-d chose the Sinai Desert to give the Torah?
I would have suggested Jerusalem or Tzefat or L.A., but why a desolate desert?
Here’s a thought…
There are times when we are distant from Jewish community physically or psychologically… Maybe one is alone in a hospital room or on a college campus that lacks Jewish community or in covid quarantine. Maybe they live far from Jewish infrastructure or are far from Jewish observance.
Torah is never far from you! Your relationship with Torah and G-d is always accessible and available to you. You can connect wherever and whenever. There is no specific venue or time required, just that you open yourself up to that meeting and you will find G-d to be close!
Torah was given in a barren desert because even in the desolate deserts of life and this world, G-d is always close. He yearns for a relationship with you and removes all barriers to invite you in…
Mendel (Menachem) Bluming