Rabbi Laura Rumpf

The Challenge of Holding God Close While Keeping Fear at Bay

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

February 11, 2019
The poet Yehuda Amichai writes: I don’t want an invisible god... I want a god who is seen... , so I can lead him around and tell him what he doesn’t see… ... In this week’s portion, Ki Tisa, we reconnect with this unfinished storyline at the beginning of Exodus 32. While Moses tarries atop Mount Sinai, the people down below are losing their patience: