Vort on Parshas Yisro
שני לוחות הברית
The luchos (tablets containing the עשרות הדברות – ten commandments)
- The עשרת הדברות were carved through the stone ‘luchos’ from one side to the other, through and through. It was a miracle that the inner pieces of the letters “ס” and “ם” didn’t fall out. They just stayed standing in the air.
- The ‘luchos’ is one of the ten things that Hashem created on Friday בין השמשות – right before Shabbos.
- The ‘luchos’ was made of blue sapphire stone – a very expensive stone. Moshe Rabbeinu became rich from its dust.
- The ‘luchos’ weighed approximately 1,000 to 1,500 pounds, and Moshe Rabbeinu hauled it up the mountain.