Parshat Ki Tisa Resources
The Pentateuch describes four all-inclusive sins, the third of which, the Golden Calf appears in our parshah. Each all-inclusive sin originates from a different problem in the psyche. Also, why do Jews give charity in multiples of 18 and what impact does this have on our psyche. Click here for the video and additional material.
Added: 11 First Adar 5771 | 16 Feb 2011
The greatest sin of the Jewish people was the sin of the golden calf. This is essentially the sin of substituting the genuine leader for a false leader. In this lecture, Rabbi Ginsburgh guides us through a meditation on the holy essence of the calf. By transforming the evil golden calf to a holy calf in our minds, we affect the true rectification of the sin of the golden calf and will merit true leadership. Continue reading…
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In fact, the sin of the Golden Calf appears to be another frustrating blunder in a series of historical blunders that began with Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden. Why is it that everything is ruined at the most critical moment?
The sin of the Golden Calf is a sin of a lack of patience. The Jewish People were waiting for Moses to descend from Mt. Sinai and they thought that his descent had been delayed, “And the people saw that Moses was late in descending from the mountain and the people crowded around Aaron and said to him, ‘Rise and make a god for us.’”