Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:
Temple Talk Radio: Parashat Ki Tisa and ‘Purim Katan’: Moses Wears a Mask
Understanding the Debacle of the Golden Calf
Lessons of the Copper Laver, Donated by the Righteous Women of Israel: The Elevating Sanctity of Jewish Family Life.
This week the people of Israel read the Torah portion of parashat Ki Tisa, featuring the episode of the Golden Calf. This week’s edition of Temple Talk finds our hosts pondering this difficult and perplexing idea. What was the sin of the Golden Calf really all about, and what are its ramifications today? What is its relationship to the commandment to build the Tabernacle? Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman engage in a scholarly discussion of this and other aspects of this week’s powerful Torah portion, more: