Posts tagged Ki Tisa

Vayak’heil (Assemble the Commun...

Jewish Art

Exodus 35:1 to 38:20 The Tabernacle, as described in Torah, was a work of art. Until the late 19th Century, Jewish history, art has mainly taken the form of ritual objects with few human forms depicted. With the enlightenment and Jewish assimilation of the late 1800’s, Jewish art entered mainstream world art. This week’s parsha […]

Ki Tisa – Torah In Haiku

MOSES, RADIANT … AFTER EXPERIENCING … THE PRESENCE OF GOD —     Moses returned to the mountain after the Golden Calf incident. As Rabbi Beth Kalisch writes in this week’s Ten Minutes of Torah, he had the chutzpah to ask God, “Oh, let me behold Your Presence!” (Exodus 33:18). God didn’t completely grant Moses’s […]

Ki Tisa (When you take a census)

Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11 to 34:35 For a third time, Moses asks God for his name (identity). Rather than learning about the Eternal, God’s answer tells us more about the world around us and the world God wants man to create. This parsha opens at a time just before the building of the Tabernacle…. The Eternal tells […]

Ki Tisa (take a census)

Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11 to 34:35 This parsha includes the two very significant events that will shape the future of the Israelite people– the construction of the Golden Calf and the subsequent visit by Moses to God where he asks the forgiveness of God for the people’s action and receives a new covenant. Moses has just concluded […]

Ki Tisa – Torah In Haiku

​ Two tablets of stone … Written by God, but destroyed … By Moshe’s anger —   Exodus 31:18, 32:19 And God gave to Moses, when they finished speaking on Mt. Sinai, two tablets of Testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God … As soon as [Moses] came near to the camp […]

Ki Tisa – Torah in Haiku

Ki Tisa – Torah in Haiku

  G-d talks to Moses: …. Look what your people have done …. Let me destroy them —— Moses talks to G-d: …. What will the Egyptians say …. If you destroy them?——— As the people dance around the Golden Calf, both G-d and Moses seem ready to abandon them. First, G-d tells Moses, “your […]

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