When G-d gave the Torah, not a bird sang, no fowl flew, no ox lowed, the angels spread no wing, the Seraphim did not declare “Holy, Holy, Holy…”
The sea did not rage, people did not speak, but the world was in utter silence.
And there came forth the Voice, “I am the Lord your G-d…”**
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* Yoram Raanan, Giving Of The Torah
** Shemot Rabbah 29
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