"The Torah is given to the Jewish people so that they may channel their freedom into perfecting all aspects of themselves and their lives.
The Rebbe of Kotzk pointed out that Shavuot is the Festival of the Giving of Torah.
Its complement - receiving the Torah - is of equal importance, both personally and nationally.
The process of receiving has no fixed time or place.
It occurs continually, when the Torah truly becomes a Torah of living."
From an essay, "The Living Torah," by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz