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Torah Talk for Parashat Ki Tisa

February 22, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem continues describing the Mishkan (Tabernacle) to Moshe; the people worship the Aygel Hazahav (Golden Calf), Moshe pleads on their behalf, and Hashem forgives them.

After the sin of the Aygel Hazahav, Moshe ascends the mountain again to commune with Hashem, and an interesting exchange takes place [30:17-23]. During this conversation, Moshe asks permission to see Hashem’s face, and Hashem refuses, but offers to show Moshe Hashem’s back. The Babylonian Talmud in Tractate Berachot 7a explains what God actually showed Moshe on God’s back. Read more >