“Among the principles of Judaism, ‘Torah from Heaven’ is often perceived as the most difficult to explicate and defend, due largely to theological conundrums and the picture painted by biblical criticism. Using a variety of methods and tools, the scholarly essays in this excellent volume seek to elucidate the traditional understanding of revelation, including the relationship between the Written and Oral Torah. The readings of biblical and rabbinic texts, the philosophical arguments, and the historical perspectives are important and illuminating. Several essays identify weaknesses in models of revelation that have been proposed as alternatives to the traditional conception. The book is essential reading.”
David Shatz, Ronald P. Stanton University Professor of Philosophy, Ethics, and Religious Thought, Yeshiva University

The Revelation at Sinai is a truly outstanding contribution to the literature on the meaning and significance of the giving of the Torah at Sinai. Besides being wonderfully insightful, the book provides a masterful illustration of how academic methodology can be employed while remaining faithful to traditional interpretation. I strongly recommend it to laymen and scholars alike, and hope it will inspire others to follow its example.”
Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer, Rabbi of Ohr Chadash, Ramot and Founding Editor, Tzarich Iyun

“Belief in a Torah sourced in divine revelation has long been recognized as a sine qua non of traditional Judaism. Traditionalists, as of late, have been dodging bullets from a variety of disciplines. The contributors to this volume of responses to those challenges draw the line of acceptability in different places, but readers of The Revelation at Sinai will find valuable points to ponder in all their essays.”
Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, Director of Interfaith Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center and Editor, Cross-Currents