Ki Tisa


“God gave Moses the two tablets like a bride to speak with”
~ Exodus 31:18

As strange as it sounds, this is exactly how the verse is written.

However, our tradition says there’s an intentional typo and prescribes a simpler reading:

“God gave Moses the two tablets when He finished speaking with him”

But why make the typo to begin with?

Because here the message is as important as the event: more than a rules, Judaism is a relationship. God’s not your boss, He’s your partner, in good times and bad, in sickness and health.