Ki Tisa by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Kee Teesa: Egyptian Army Interrogation of an Israelite Refugee by Rabbi David Hartley Mark Lt. Djer, Duty Officer of the 18th Regiment, Royal Egyptian Cavalry (“Jaws of Anubis,” Chariot borne), leaned back on his cloth-and-wood army field chair and yawned. He got up, scratching his shaven, bald head, and peered out the tent-flap: almost midnight, […]

Kee Taytsay By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Kee Taytsay (כי־תצא) Torah: Deut 21:10 – 25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1 – 54:10   The Capture of the Beautiful Captive Woman, in Wartime (Deut. 21:10-14): The Master Sergeant’s War-Booty Bride When you take the field against your enemies [in war], and the LORD your GOD delivers them into your power and you take some of them captive, […]

The Golden Calf and Ki Tissa

Kee Teesa Why did the Israelites build the Golden Calf? Barely three months had passed since God freed Israel from slavery, in the course of which they beheld the most extraordinary miracles and wonders: the Ten Plagues, the Splitting of the Reed Sea, and now the thunderous, magnificent descent of God onto Mt. Sinai, certainly […]