The People Saw the Thunder

Video conversation with Leon R. Kass, Mosaic, July 2013.

The revelation at Sinai was a “phantasmagoric experience” where sight became sound, sound became sight, and the people stood in awe and confusion.

But what about us, today? Can we, just by reading, vicariously experience the awe of the children at the Mount? Leon Kass, in the final part of our video conversation, argues powerfully that we can—because he’s done it.