Category Archives: Parsha 21 – Ki Tisa

Prioritizing Obedience to Mitzvot

God wants obedience. He said that if we love him, we will keep his commandments. Yet, Moses and Elijah both appear to have disobeyed God and were honored for it. Moses came down from Sinai to find the people worshiping … Continue reading

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Judgment Begins at the Top

Exodus 30:20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation… Bronze represents judgment, and the priests were to wash in the bronze basin before ministering before God on behalf of the people. This is the same principle in effect … Continue reading

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The Price of Patriotism

Exodus 30:12 …every man a ransom for his soul… Although the King James translators chose to put “children” here instead of “sons,” the remainder of the text is clear that males are intended. This tax was only levied against men … Continue reading

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Veils, Tallits, and Covering

When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai, his face glowed and he wore a veil over his face to hide the glory of it from the Israelites. I was taught that this was a purely pragmatic act, that he had … Continue reading

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