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Ki Tisa: Protect us, cover us.

There’s this wonderful aspect of Hebrew that never fails to keep me enthralled. Each word has a three letter root. If words have the same root letters, if they have the same “shoresh”, they’re connected, and it’s our profound challenge … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Behind the veil

The  tablets weren’t the only things that were smashed beyond repair when Moses came down from that mountain and saw the Israelites and the Golden Calf.  Something had changed, deep down at Moses’ core, which we don’t really read about … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Touched by holiness

Ki Tissa – it’s all about the Calf, ‘bout the Calf. Though the Golden Calf story does take up a hefty piece of the parasha this week, something else caught my eye; two things, actually. The beginning of the parasha … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Blinded by the light

There are two aspects to a story in the Torah:  the story itself, and where it appears.  Some of those passages seem really out of order, which led to the Talmudic concept of “there is no before or after in … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa-

I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.  I find people who can do any kind of visual art absolutely amazing.  It’s as if they have an extra eye or an extra muscle, some sort of extra sense that … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Count me in

There’s a huge crowd gathering.  People are increasingly unhappy with their leader, who’s been absent for what seems like a really long time.  The people want a change, something that they know the leader isn’t going to like, and they’re … Continue reading

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