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Moses descends Mt. Sinai and shockingly encounters the Jewish people worshipping the golden calf. Tune in to discover how Moses dealt with his people's betrayal of G-d.

Ki Tisa – Anger Management

Ki Tisa – Anger Management


In this week's parshah, Moses descends Mt. Sinai and discovers the shock of his life: the Jewish People are dancing and worshipping before the golden calf. What did Moses do? How did he react to this frightful scene?

Tune into this week's Parshah Cast to discover how Moses dealt with his people's betrayal of G-d, and why his destroying of the world’s most precious and holy object contains the most powerful and eternal message of return.

G-d thanked him for his daring deed, and so will you!

Rabbi Benny Rapoport is director of Chabad's Jewish Discovery Center in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He has lived in the Scranton/Abington area with his wife and family since the fall of 2000.
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Discussion (2)
March 13, 2009
to Solomon
1. the essential bond is not one outwardly but inwardly 2. A zealousness to hate evil like Hophni. 3. Moshe was not punished for anger. He was punished for not sanctifing G-d at the rock of water. 4. Anger is appropriate as sin is worthy of death and anger would motivate the repentance necessarry
San Jose, ca
March 11, 2009
Anger Managment?
Thank you Rabbii for this beautiful thought.

I have questions: (1) How do we see from the breaking of the tablets that the essential bond was not broken by what the Jews did? (2) How is the breaking of the tablets proper anger management? (3) Don't we see from other instances that Moshe had anger problems, for which he was punished? Why was't this another instance? (4) Why did the message have to be conveyed with anger?
Solomon J.
Brooklyn, NY
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