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Breaking of the Tablets

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Why Moses broke the tablets, and its everlasting message for each of us
Parshah Curiosities: Ki Tisa
Upon learning of the grave sin of the golden calf, Moses descends the mountain and breaks the tablets. Why the need to break the tablets, instead of simply not giving them to the Jewish people?
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.
A 1972 Farbrengen marking the Yahrzeit of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson.
During this Chassidic gathering, the Rebbe focuses on an enigmatic statement of Rashi: “The passing of the righteous is difficult for G-d like the breaking of the Tablets.” What connection is there between the two? Is there anything positive in the breaki...
The Talmud on preparing for the giving of the Torah
In this Talmud class we analyze the rest of the actions Moshe Rabbeinu appears to have unilaterally ordained, in addition to adding an extra day of preparation for Revelation at Sinai. See just how Moses, the unparalleled master prophet deduced the will o...
Decoding the hidden messages
The parsha of Ki Tisa contains 139 verses and the mnemonic for is the name ‘Chananel’. Explore the coded message in the mnemonic and its connection to the general themes of the parshah.
Why Moses needed to shatter the Tablets of Stone
When Moses descended Mount Sinai and saw the people worshipping a golden calf, he shattered the Ten Commandments.
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?
Just how do you propose to run a nation if not modeled on the cosmic pyramid?
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