So if that's true, why did we need Mount Sinai in the first place?
Because a powerful spiritual experience is what jump-starts our engines.
Spirituality is not achieved solely by meditating on a mountaintop or in an out-of-the-way monastery.
Men with beards also proved popular - but sorry Santa, it was stubble that came out as a clear favourite as ladies's perferred facial hair.
That's why yeshivas are always located in the center of town, amidst the bustle of commercial activity. On Friday night, we raise the cup of wine and use it -- not to get drunk -- but to make Kiddush and sanctify the Sabbath day.
Spirituality, says Judaism, is to be found in the kitchen, the office, and yes, even in the bedroom.
I am perplexed about a certain juxtaposition in the Torah.
Parshas Yisro describes the dramatic revelation of God to the Jewish People at Mount Sinai.