Ki Tisa

Ki Tisa 5773 – Gilayon #789

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa Six days shall work be done And the seventh day a day of rest holy to the lord Whosoever shall work on the sabbath day Shall surely die. (Shemot 31:15)   Six days shall work be done – And one passage says 'Seven days shall you work', meaning that when you do the will of the Omniscient, your work shall be done by others, your male servants and your female servants, but when you do...

Ki Tisa 5772 – Gilayon #741

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa – Purim And so, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month – That is, the month of adar – When the king's command and decree were to be executed, The very day on which the enmeies of the jews Had expected to get them in their power, The oppoisite happened, And the jews got their enemies in their power. (Esther 9:1)   "…if any person, man or woman, enters the king's presence in the...

Ki Tisa 5771 – Gilayon #690

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa "A half-shekel by the sanctuary weight" (Shemot 30:13)   In the midrashim are found several reasons for the half-shekel, and I intend to add three more. The first – because the sin of the calf caused the breaking of the tablets into two, therefore must they donate a beka (half-shekel – beka means a break) which is a shekel broken in two. The second: inasmuch as this was atonement for the soul...

Ki Tisa 5770 – Gilayon #641

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa And Moses said to the Lord: "Look, You say to me: 'Bring this people up!' But You have not informed me whom You will send with me. And You said: 'I have known you by name and you have also found favor in My eyes.' And now, if I have indeed found favor in Your eyes, pray let me know Your ways, so that I may know You, so that I may find favor in...

Ki Tisa 5769 – Gilayon #593

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa He took from their hand, fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it into a molten calf, upon which they said: "These are your gods, O Israel, who have brought you up from the land of Egypt!"                                                                 (Shemot 32:4)   These And this should be explained in accordance with their midrash, may they be blessed, on the verse, One man out of a thousand I found, but a woman among all...

Ki Tisa 5768 – Gilayon #537

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES: "GO, DESCEND, FOR YOUR PEOPLE THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT UP FROM THE LAND OF EGYPT HAVE ACTED CORRUPTLY. THEY HAVE QUICKLY TURNED AWAY FROM THE PATH THAT I HAVE COMMANDED THEM; THEY HAVE MADE THEMSELVES A MOLTEN CALF! AND THEY HAVE PROSTRATED THEMSELVES BEFORE IT, SLAUGHTERED SACRIFICES TO IT, AND SAID: 'THESE ARE YOUR GODS, O ISRAEL, WHO HAVE BROUGHT YOU UP FROM THE LAND OF EGYPT.'"...

Ki Tisa 5767 – Gilayon #488

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES: "GO, DESCEND, FOR YOUR PEOPLE THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT UP FROM THE LAND OF EGYPT HAVE ACTED CORRUPTLY. THEY HAVE QUICKLY TURNED AWAY FROM THE PATH THAT I HAVE COMMANDED THEM; THEY HAVE MADE THEMSELVES A MOLTEN CALF! AND THEY HAVE PROSTRATED THEMSELVES BEFORE IT, SLAUGHTERED SACRIFICES TO IT, AND SAID: 'THESE ARE YOUR GODS, O ISRAEL, WHO HAVE BROUGHT YOU UP FROM THE LAND OF EGYPT.'...

Ki Tisa 5766 – Gilayon #438

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa WHEN THE PEOPLE SAW THAT MOSES WAS SO LONG IN COMING DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN, THE PEOPLE GATHERED AGAINST AARON AND SAID TO HIM, "COME, MAKE US A GOD WHO SHALL GO BEFORE US, FOR THAT MAN MOSES, WHO BROUGHT US FROM THE LAND OF EGYPT – WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HIM."  (Shemot 32:1)   When the people saw that Moses was so long – bo shesh sha'ot...

Ki Tisa 5765 – Gilayon #383

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parshat Ki Tissa AND ALL THE PEOPLE TOOK OFF THE GOLD RINGS THAT WERE IN THEIR EARS AND BROUGHT THEM TO AARON. THIS HE TOOK FROM THEM AND CAST IN A MOLD AND MADE IT INTO A MOLTEN CALF. AND THEY EXCLAIMED, "THIS IS YOUR GOD, O ISRAEL, WHO BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT." (Shemot 32:3-4)   This is your god, O Israel, who brought you out – Were they fools not to...

Ki Tisa 5764 – Gilayon #334

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Parashat Ki Tissa WHEN HE FINISHED SPEAKING WITH HIM ON MOUNT SINAI, HE GAVE MOSES THE TWO TABLETS OF THE PACT, STONE TABLETS INSCRIBED WITH THE FINGER OF GOD. WHEN THE PEOPLE SAW THAT MOSES WAS SO LONG IN COMING DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN, THE PEOPLE GATHERED AGAINST AARON AND SAID TO HIM, "COME MAKE US A GOD WHO SHALL GO BEFORE US, FOR THAT MAN MOSES, WHO BROUGHT US OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT...