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Ki Tisa

The Worth of Michael Sam

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The great miracle of being human, according to a beautiful Jewish tradition is that our Creator coins each of us with the same Divine Image and yet no two of us are the same.

Lance Armstrong vs. Biblical Aaron

Rabbi Jack Riemer | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Riemer

I used to think that Aaron was a pretty smart person. After all, they don't make you the High Priest of the whole Jewish people unless you are a pretty capable person. But now I believe he was an amateur -- at least at the art of making excuses. You can't compare him to Lance Armstrong.

Dancing The Hora: Parshat Ki Tisa

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

G-d tells Moses that the Jews have built a golden calf. But Moses waits to see it for himself before he breaks the Tablets. Why? Tune in for a novel explanation.

Seeing God's Face

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

In the Bible, we are warned that none can see the face of God. There is danger in God's exaltedness; to presume to look upon the Divine is to court destruction.

Parshat Ki Tisa: Sin So Soon?

Josh Fleet | Posted 06.08.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

Later, after the dust settles, God speaks to Moses: "Uplift the people. Let each give one half Shekel as soul atonement. Twenty years and older. Rich and poor. All give the same."