by Liz McOsker
This week, so near the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings, we go back to the book of Exodus to read part of Ki Tisa for the Shabbat falling during Sukkot. This is a very action packed reading but we skip most of the action to focus on a unique passage, unlike any other in the Torah. After the crisis of the golden calf, God is very angry with the Israelites and refuses to lead them any further on their journey from slavery to freedom. It will be up to Moses to lead them himself.