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Ki Tisa – “When You Take”

Our parasha this Shabbat is Ki Tisa, meaning “When you take or carry out (as in the taking of a census)” and covers Exodus chapters 30 through 34. Included in these chapters is the command to sanctify with sacred oil the Tent of Meeting and everything and everyone associated with it. I’d like us to consider for a few moments

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Ki Tisa – “When You Lift Up”

The name of this week’s parasha is Ki Tisa, which means “when you elevate” and covers Exodus 30:11-34:35.  Adonai instructs Moses on collecting the Israelis’ money for atonement when they were counted in a census.  Everyone was to give a half shekel, which was designated for the Tent of Meeting. Adonai gave Moses instructions for Aaron and his sons to

By | 2017-03-28T02:42:22+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ki Tisa – “When You Lift Up”

Ki Tisa – “When You Take Up”

This week’s Parasha is Ki Tisa, which means “when you take up”.  It covers Exodus 30:11-34:35. Today we will concentrate on the golden calf.  Israel has come through the Red Sea toward Mt. Sinai.  Moses goes up the mountain for 40 days. God gives him the Law and carves out the Ten Commandments.  During Moses’ absence, the Israelis become restless.

By | 2017-01-30T21:41:40+00:00 February 27th, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ki Tisa – “When You Take Up”

Ki Tisa – “When You Take”

This week our parasha is Ki Tisa, which translates to “When You Lift Up” and covers Exodus 30:11–34:35.  In chapters 30 and 31 are more instructions from the Lord to Moses.  The Lord gave him instructions concerning the census tax, the bronze basin, the anointing oil, and the Sabbath.  But I would like to draw our attention to chapter 32

By | 2017-01-30T21:42:22+00:00 March 7th, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ki Tisa – “When You Take”

Ki Tisa – “When You Take”

This week’s parasha is entitled Ki Tisa, meaning “When you take ” and it covers Exodus chapter 30:11 through 34:35. It opens as Adonai says to Moses, “When you take a census of the people of Israel each one counted must pay a half shekel” it would be an offering, a ransom for their souls. No one was exempted. Moses

By | 2017-01-30T21:43:30+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ki Tisa – “When You Take”

Ki Tisa – “When You Take”

The Parasha for this week is entitled Ki Tisa meaning “when you take” and covers Exodus 30:11- 34:35. In Ki Tisa we will be taken on a spiritual roller coaster of highs and lows for Moses and the Hebrew people. We will find as much drama here as in what may seem to be other, more exciting parashas. This portion covers

By | 2017-01-30T21:44:18+00:00 March 2nd, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ki Tisa – “When You Take”