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The Torah was Given in the Desert

Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael, Jethro, Section A (Exodus 19, b)

Of all places in the world, the Torah was given in the desert? The answer of the Midrash to this question: “And they encamped there in the desert” (Exodus 19, 2): The Torah was given openly, in a public place. For if it was given in the Land of Israel, they could say to the nations of the world: You have no portion in it. But it was given openly, in a public place, and all who want to take it may come to take it. .”

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