Rabbi Yitzhak's death many hasidim came to Vorki for the Feast of
Weeks. Among them was Rabbi Benjamin of Lublin, who had been a disciple
of the Seer but had gone over to the much-maligned Yehudi, the Seer's
disciple, while his first teacher was still alive. Since Rabbi Benjamin
was very old sickly, he had to lie down soon after his arrival. After
prayers Rabbi Yitzchak's two sons went to see him. "Children,"
he said to them, "I wish you'd tell me how we are to interpret
the words in Scriptures [describing the auditory
drama of the receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai]: 'And all the
people saw the voice.'"
Yaakov David, the elder son, gave a most perceptive interpretation,
but Rabbi Menachem Mendel, the younger, was silent as usual. "And
what have you to say?" asked Rabbi Benjamin.
I say," answered Menachem Mendel, "that we must take it
to mean, they saw and realized that one must take the voice into oneself
and make it one's own."