The Parsha Discussion: Ki Tisa — The Golden Calf. Why?

Posted by Alex Israel on March 2, 2018
Topics: The Parsha Discussion, Shemot (Exodus), Ki Tisa

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, the people gathered against Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us gods who shall go before us, for that man Moses, who brought us from the land of Egypt—we do not know what has happened to him.(Ex 32:1-2)

 How did a people who loyally accepted the Torah at Mount Sinai end up worshipping a Golden Calf?

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About Alex Israel

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.

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