Ki Tisa 2014. A few thoughts….

A few hours ago I sat down to pen this post when instead a post about kidding and farm life in the snow rolled out of my head…  So, ‘take 2!’

I have not made it a habit of commenting on the weekly Torah portions, but for some incense-altarreason, I have several random thoughts this week to share…  Nothing really connected.  Just a few thoughts on what many may regard a minor pieces…

The portion, Ki Tisa, meaning ‘when you elevate,’ is Exodus 30:11-34:35, and covers a lot of territory.  Sabbath as a perpetual covenant sign (31:16-17)!  Idolatry/golden calf as syncretism (32:5)!

I just want to point out a few other items that I found interesting…

30:34-38.  Incense on the altar.  As we studied the furniture of the Holy Place in the last weeks, I’m not sure why it didn’t hit me, but as I read of the incense on the altar Continue reading “Ki Tisa 2014. A few thoughts….”