In this week’s podcast, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses if the episode of the Golden Calf was a wild frenzy as Israel ran after idolatry, or was it a slow, measured affair? What was the sin, and, along with Rashi and the Kuzari, what might we learn from this episode?
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Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.