The ninth section of the Book of Exodus begins with G‑d’s final instructions regarding the Tabernacle. G‑d tells Moses to take (Tisa, in Hebrew) a census of the adult male Jews by collecting a silver half-shekel coin from each one. The silver thus collected was used to purchase those sacrifices offered up on behalf of the people as a whole. G‑d then proceeds to instruct Moses how to construct the Urn used by the priests to wash their hands and feet before officiating in the Tabernacle, how to make and use the anointing oil and incense, and whom he should appoint to oversee the construction of the Tabernacle and the fashioning of its furnishings and utensils. All of this is followed by the account of the incident of the Golden Calf and its aftermath.