Parsha Talk Ki Tissa 2023 5783

Parsha Talk with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry Chesler and Jeremy Kalmanofsky. Parashat Ki Tissa [Exodus 30:11–34:35] this year coincides with Shabbat Parah, the third special Shabbat before Passover, with a special maftir [Numbers 19] and haftarah [Ezekiel 36:16–38]. The parashah is perhaps best known for the episode of the Golden Calf, perhaps the greatest sin in the history of the Israelite people, and its aftermath. It is part of a larger them on the presence and absence of God, and how we live in a world where God’s presence is not guaranteed. We gave a shout-out to Purim, since that is when we recorded, and we may have touched on some other things as well. As always, comments and criticisms are welcome here and at [email protected]. Shabbat Shalom!