Isn’t it shocking that a mere 40 days after experiencing the most personal and deep connection to G-d in the history of the world, the Sinai experience, they’d throw G-d aside for an idol? How do we make sense of this?
These Jews experienced the 10 plagues in Egypt and the splitting of the sea, they must’ve known that G-d wasn’t going to come from the earrings that they took off of their wives? G-d wasn’t a golden calf?
Join Rabbi Moshe as he suggests an understanding in this difficult chapter of Exodus, applying it back to our world today.
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Sources: Exodus – https://www.sefaria.org/Exodus.32?lang=bi&aliyot=0, Ramban’s explanation – https://www.sefaria.org/Ramban_on_Exodus.32.1.1?lang=bi, Rav Hirsch on Exodus – https://mg.alhatorah.org/Full/Shemot/32.1#e0nf
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