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Ki Tissa

Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Ki Tissa 2016

Ki Tissa: Imagining Catastrophes

With this week’s Torah reading, Ki Tissa, we return to narrative drama. Moses was alone on Mt. Sinai receiving the Torah, but the Children of Israel were having a different experience. Forty days had passed with no word from their liberator, leader and conduit to God. It’s no surprise that they were anxious: When the people saw […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Ki Tissa

Ki Tissa: Revelation and Insight

This week’s reading includes the story of the Golden Calf. The failure of the Children of Israel and to live up to covenant they had so recently accepted pushed both God and Moshe nearly to limits of their patience. God’s anger was so great that he had to withdraw his presence (Exodus 33:1-6). Moshe pitched his tent outside […]

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