Ki Tissa

Exodus 30:11-34:35

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Read the complete text in English and Hebrew here: Exodus 30:11-34:35

Moses stays with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. There, he is given the 10 Commandments on stone tablets. Fearing 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 with a plague all the Israelites who were involved. Moses builds a tent to be his meeting place with God.

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ten commandments
The Ten Commandments were written on stone tablets,

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Go Down, Moses!
Rabbi Andrea Steinberger, Hillel

 

Paralyzed By Numbers
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS


The Idol of Complacency
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL


Idolatry Everywhere
Rabbi Elliot Kukla, AJWS

 

Up & Down the Mountain of Life
Cantor Jennifer Werby, Union for Reform Judaism

 

Responsible Spending
Rabbi Erica Seager Asch, AJWS

 

Our Golden Calf
Rabbi Charles Sherman, socialaction.com

 

The Coin of Fire
Shimshon Siegel, Canfei Nesharim

 

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Tzedakah & Jewish Education
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

 

Negotiating a Relationship With God
Dianne Cohler-Esses, Bronfman Youth Fellowship

 

Transformative Power
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

 

Shabbat as an Anchor
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Institute

 

Veiling & Unveiling
Rabbi Aaron Mehlman, Orthodox Union

 

Positive Communal Action
Laura Safran, UJA-Federation of New York

 

The Wedding Feast
Rabbi Zoe Klein, Women of Reform Judaism


 

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Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat Ki Tissa Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parashat Ki Tissa for Families
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Read the complete text in English and Hebrew here: Exodus 30:11-34:35

Moses stays with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. There, he is given the 10 Commandments on stone tablets. Fearing 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 with a plague all the Israelites who were involved. Moses builds a tent to be his meeting place with God.

Click here for a summary of Ki Tissa.
Click here for a summary of the Haftarah
for Ki Tissa.

ten commandments
The Ten Commandments were written on stone tablets,

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Go Down, Moses!
Rabbi Andrea Steinberger, Hillel

 

Paralyzed By Numbers
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS


The Idol of Complacency
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, KOLEL


Idolatry Everywhere
Rabbi Elliot Kukla, AJWS

 

Up & Down the Mountain of Life
Cantor Jennifer Werby, Union for Reform Judaism

 

Responsible Spending
Rabbi Erica Seager Asch, AJWS

 

Our Golden Calf
Rabbi Charles Sherman, socialaction.com

 

The Coin of Fire
Shimshon Siegel, Canfei Nesharim

 

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Tzedakah & Jewish Education
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

 

Negotiating a Relationship With God
Dianne Cohler-Esses, Bronfman Youth Fellowship

 

Transformative Power
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

 

Shabbat as an Anchor
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Institute

 

Veiling & Unveiling
Rabbi Aaron Mehlman, Orthodox Union

 

Positive Communal Action
Laura Safran, UJA-Federation of New York

 

The Wedding Feast
Rabbi Zoe Klein, Women of Reform Judaism


 

Multimedia

 
Parashat Ki Tissa Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parashat Ki Tissa Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parashat Ki Tissa for Families
Torah Topics for Today

 

Rejuvenate Yourself Weekly
Torah Topics for Today

 





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