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WIT Parsha - Ki Sisa - The Golden Calf of All Things!
Speaker:   Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Series: Women's Institute of Torah Parsha Shiur, 5767
Lecture Details:  Chazal equate the maaseh egel (sin of the golden calf) with Adam's sin of eating from the Etz Hadaas. In both cases, the original revelation of the presence of Hashem was reversed, resulting in mortality and limited perception of Hashem's presence. The Jewish people were all prophets at Har Sinai, yet they could not handle the intense revelation of Hashem, and asked for Moshe to be their messenger instead. When he did not return based on their calculations, they created the golden calf to be their go between, as they felt that they could not relate to Hashem directly. This calf symbolized the downfall of mankind from an elevated being created b'tzelem elokim (in the image of G-d), like the original sin of Adam, when he is told that he will eat from the grass of the land, like an animal.
Library: Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion -  View All Lectures
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Age: All Ages
Gender: female
Length: 1 hour 
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