Parashat Ki Tisa – Osher Kochav Lev

Posted on February 13, 2014

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This weeks parsha is Parshat Ki Tisa. The Parsha focuses on the golden calf. We know that Moshe went up to Har Sinai, for 40 days and 40 nights and he was expected to come down after that. The Jews miscalculated once he went up and according to them, he did not come back down after the 40 nights and 40 days. At this point, the Jews were panicked and started to lose faith. Therefore they built a golden calf to be their new god. At first, this was a way for Aaron to try to stall the Jews, thinking Moshe was going to come down from the mountain very soon but the he did not and the Jews declared this Golden Calf as their new god that took them out of Egypt.

Now-a-days when we look at this story, one might say, how could they possibly think this Golden Calf could have taken them out of Egypt after G-d showed them so many open miracles. We have to remember that we have miracles in our day to day lives even if it may not be the splitting of the Red Sea but we should realize what we are given and appreciate that.

We should learn from our ancestors that they saw the miracles from Hashem for themselves and they still lost faith and so we should not be blind to the small miracles that are placed in our lives every day.