Skip to comments.Readings for the week of 2/13-19 (Jewish/Noachide caucus)
Posted on 02/12/2011 4:32:09 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator
Monday and Thrsday mornings, 2/14 and 17
Strday 2/19--Shabbat Parashat Ki-Tissa'
Haftarah--I Kings 18:1-39
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A reminder that Moses spent 120 days (and nights) in direct communion with God. Moses then spent the next 40 years teaching the Children of Israel what God had taught him!
The 120-Day Version Of The Human Story
...At the end of Moses’ (first) forty days on Mount Sinai, G-d gave him two tablets of stone, the handiwork of G-d, upon which the Ten Commandments were engraved by the finger of G-d. But in the camp below, the Jewish people were already abandoning their newly made covenant with G-d. Reverting to the paganism of Egypt, they made a calf of gold and, amidst feasting and hedonistic disport, proclaimed it the god of Israel...
...It was the 17th of Tammuz.
Moses destroyed the idol and rehabilitated the errant nation. He then returned to Sinai for a second forty days, to plead before G-d for the forgiveness of Israel. G-d acquiesced, and agreed to provide a second set of tablets to replace those which had been broken in the wake of Israel’s sin. These tablets, however, were not to be the handiwork of G-d, but of human construction...
...Moses ascended Sinai for his third and final forty days atop the mountain on the 1st of Elul. G-d had already forgiven Israel’s sin, and now a new and invigorated relationship between Him and His people was to be rebuilt on the ruins of the old. On Tishrei 10, we received our second set of the Ten Commandments, inscribed by G-d upon the tablets carved by Moses hand.
Thus, we have three forty-day periods, and three corresponding states of Torah: the First Tablets, the Broken Tablets, and the Second Tablets. These embody the foundation of our existence, the challenge of life, and the ultimate achievement of man...
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