The Israelites are afraid with Moses gone. With the help of Moses’ brother, Aaron, they built a golden calf. God is (understandably) quite angry and threatens to destroy everyone. With Moses’ intervention, the Israelites are saved and receive the two tablets. Click the PDF icon to download a printer-friendly version.
This week’s Torah reading finds the Israelites panicking because “Moses was late coming down from the mountain.”
The children of Israel fear the loss of Moses. They build a golden calf, but are saved from God’s anger by Moses.