10th week
Shabbat Readings and Commentary
Ki Tissa–Take a Census – Exodus 30:11–34:35 and Ezekiel 36:16-38
by Michael Schneider

In this week’s Torah portion we learn about the Children of Israel’s gravest sin: Worship of the Golden Calf.

They were impatient and simply couldn’t wait for Moses to return from Mt. Sinai. At a time without a leader, the Israelites looked for quick and easy solutions instead of waiting for the eternal spiritual promises.

. God forewarned Moses before coming down the mountain with the Law. He used the wordsh’ehitut – corruption “ki shihet ha-am” (because the people are corrupt), when describing the situation. Israel also suffers today from spiritual corruption, resulting from the lack of a godly leader.

Eric Martienssen

Since my secession from the Church in 2009, my Jewish Orthodox friends in Israel and I have been following the Fake News of Rome in articles and political Shabbat commentaries on GSI (God's Sabbath Int.). The former Pontiff destroyed the dwelling place of God, the temple in Jerusalem – fact! Was the New Testament and the Church just a world dominance inspired business idea of Rome? What is politics today? Enjoy your trip on GSI.