“The event at Mount Sinai is an ongoing Revelation which repeats itself whenever one studies Torah.
One may not be aware of standing before the Holy Mountain, but God is still uttering the Ten Commandments.
Even if one does not hear them, the standing itself, in awe and terror, is enough to establish the correct relationship to Torah.
The realization of this is, in turn, something acquired by study.”
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From The Long Shorter Way, p. 52, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz