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A maid's child once dirtied the royal palace. Said the king: "Let his mother come and clean up her child's filth." By the same token, G‑d says: "Let the [red] heifer atone for the deed of the [golden] calf."
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.
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At the sin of the golden calf, only three thousand Jews actually sinned. The vast majority of the Jews did not participate. Why did G-d hold the entire people responsible for what transpired, and deserving of punishment?
G-d’s presence didn’t rest in the Tabernacle until they offered atonement for the Golden Calf. Now, the Golden Calf didn’t deny G-d’s existence; it merely rejected the idea that a person could relate to G-d directly.
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