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Inner Stream

Ki Tisa

We de-light from mundaneness and delight in holiness
A closer look at the verses describing the Golden Calf debacle reveals some of the underlying issues which led to this national failure -- and teaches us some valuable lessons.
Why the Israelites Made a Calf
Physical objects, they reasoned, can be safely preserved; they don’t walk away and disappear as Moses did
The Counting Paradox
A census achieves two contrary aims. By focusing on the total sum, it asks the individual to suspend his individuality; at the same time, it compels him to ask himself if he is worthy of contributing to the total...
Are You a Forgiver at Heart?
Petty Grudges
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