There is civil disobedience and there is just plain disobedience. This week, as we read Ki Tissa, we face into some of the precipitating factors that led the Israelite people to melt down gold and build the Golden Calf – and hedonistically dance around said calf in the absence of Moses. Moses was gone forty days and was just about to return to the people from Sinai, when God – from a vantage point we can only imagine – told Moses what “his” people were up to in his absence.
March 7, 2023 by Rabbi Lynn Greenhough • From the Rabbi's Desk Tags: golden calf, ki tisa •
Our Purim party was such a delight – and now we prepare for Pesach and our Seder. I hope you will register to join us – Seder is just a few weeks away!
This week we read Ki Tisa, and read about the infamous incident of the Golden Calf. Our Torah is never afraid to look straight at our failures – be they collective or individual failings. And yet.More