Congregation Etz Hayim at Hollis Hills Bayside

The consolidated communities of Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center and Marathon Jewish Community Center

Shabbat Ki-Tissa/Parah 5781

Four-legged farm animals are germane to both Torah readings this week, with a starring role for the Golden Calf in the weekly portion, Ki-Tissa, and the special Maftir reading of Parah Adumah, the Red Heifer.
 
New footage of the Golden Calf fiasco has recently emerged. Click here for the clip. The subtitles could be bigger, but they’ll have to do.
 
This is a rich Torah portion, with plenty of musical clues, so read it carefully and tell me why I chose these songs:
 
Look for variations on Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger, and Posh
 
Five Man Electrical Band
 
Brilliance in Tapestry
 
Death Cab for Cutie
 
The Moody Blues
 
Klezmatics with the best album title ever
 
Join us on Zoom for havdalah Saturday evening at 6:40 for the answers!
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom, and as always good health,  
 
Rabbi David Wise