Ki Tisa
Ki Tisa

By Staff, republished with permission 

Exodus 30:11-34:35

In this Torah portion, Moses stays with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. There, he is given the Ten Commandments on stone tablets. Fearing that Moses will never return, the Israelites turn to Aaron, who demands that everyone bring him their gold, so he can make a golden calf. When Moses comes down the mountain and sees the people dancing around this idol, he smashes the tablets on the ground. God punishes all the Israelites who were involved with a plague. Moses builds a tent to be his meeting place with God.

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