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Weekly Sidra: Ki Tisa (when you lift up) Torah Portion: Shemot / Exodus 30:1-34:35 Haftorah: Melachim Alef / Kings I 18:1-39 This Shabbat we read two portions, the weekly portion of Ki Tisa and a special portion for Parshat Parah (פרשת כי תיסע – פרה). Last week’s parsha had the people of Israel leaving the mountain top experience of Mt. Sinai, seeing and hearing the Most High teach them the way of life (derech chaim) this week the same people beg for an idol to be made. The mitzvot, commandments and lifestyle given reflects the character of the Holy One Blessed Be He, in our lives as the people of the covenant. Why did a portion of that people, a mixed multitude becoming one ask for a gold calf, an idol when Moshe was away? Was the idol a replacement for the God they experienced and were beginning to live in [...]Read full story »
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