This week’s Torah reading finds the Israelites panicking because “Moses was late coming down from the mountain.”
Indeed, Moses went up to Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments — but the Israelites demanded Aaron “make us gods”. Aaron, sensing that rebellion was imminent, instructs the Israelites to “remove the golden earrings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters and bring them [those earrings] to me.” Instead, the people removed their own jewelry and Aaron creates the Golden Calf.
For this week’s Torah Treat, we collected all kinds of golden candy — probably in the same way as the Israelites threw all their gold into a pile. Take the opportunity to talk to your kids about patience and the dangers of peer pressure.