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Golden Calf, The

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Golden Calf, The: the idol made by the Jews when it appeared to them that Moses would not be coming down from Mount Sinai
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1313 BCE
Moses destroyed the Golden Calf, and re-ascended Mount Sinai to plead G-d's forgiveness for the Jewish people. (Exodus 32:20; Talmud Taanit 30b. See "Today in Jewish History" for Tammuz 16 and Tammuz 17)
1313 BCE
The Talmud (Taanit 28b) lists five tragic events in Jewish history that occurred on Tammuz 17, on account of which a fast was instituted on this day (see Laws & Customs"). The first of these occurred in 1313 BCE, forty days after the Giving of the Tor...
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