This Week's Portion
Ki Tisa | כי תשא | "When you take "
- Exodus 30:11 | The Half Shekel for the Sanctuary
- Exodus 30:17 | The Bronze Basin
- Exodus 30:22 | The Anointing Oil and Incense
- Exodus 31:1 | Bezalel and Oholiab
- Exodus 31:12 | The Sabbath Law
- Exodus 31:18 | The Two Tablets of the Covenant
- Exodus 32:1 | The Golden Calf
- Exodus 33:1 | The Command to Leave Sinai
- Exodus 33:7 | The Tent outside the Camp
- Exodus 33:12 | Moses' Intercession
- Exodus 34:1 | Moses Makes New Tablets
- Exodus 34:10 | The Covenant Renewed
- Exodus 34:29 | The Shining Face of Moses
- 1Ki 18:1 | Elijah's Message to Ahab
- 1Ki 18:20 | Elijah's Triumph over the Priests of Baal
Ki Tisa (כי תשא), the twenty-first reading from the Torah, literally means “when you lift up.” It comes from the first words of the second verse of the reading, which could be literally rendered, “When you lift up the head of the sons of Israel to reckon them” (Exodus 30:12). The phrase “lift up the head” is an idiom for taking a head count. The portion begins with instructions for taking a census, finishes up the instructions for making the Tabernacle, reiterates the commandment of Shabbat and then proceeds to tell the story of the golden calf. The majority of Ki Tisa is concerned with the sin of the golden calf, the breach in the covenant between God and Israel, and how Moses undertakes to restore that covenant relationship.
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