Ki Sisa in a nutshell

by | Mar 3, 2021 | Nutshell

How to count Bnei Yisrael

So there should not be a plague.

The Ki`or

The Mitzva for Kohanim to wash their hand and feet before doing Avodah.

The Shemen Ha`Mishcha (The oil of anointment)
The Mitzva to anoint the Ohel Moed, Aron, Mizbaich and it’s vessels, the Kior and Ahron and his sons.

The prohibitions on anointing with this oil and on making this oil.

The Ketores
The Mitzva to bring a Ketores offering.

The prohibition of making Ketores.

The appointment of Betzalel and Ohaliav

Keep Shabbos even as you build the Mishkan.

The death penalty.

Klal Yisrael are given the Luchos
The Luchos were written by the ‘finger’ of Hashem.
The nation builds a golden calf
They saw that Moshe was late and didn’t know what happened to him – so they wanted another intermediary between them and Hashem.
Hashem wants to destroy the nation
Moshe’s descendants would replace Bnei Yisrael.
Moshe Davened to Hashem.
Hashem relented.
Moshe breaks the Luchos
Moshe grind the calf and scatters the dust upon the water. He then gives it to Bnei Yisrael to drink – whoever sinned without witnesses or warning died from it.
Moshe calls the loyal - מי לה' אלי
He instructs them to kill any sinners who had witnesses and warning.
The Leviim do so – and Moshe declares that their act served as an inductment into being ‘Kohanim’.
Moshe davens to Hashem
“If you won’t forgive them, erase me from your book”, said Moshe.
Hashem brings a plague as punishment for the golden calf
Those who sinned with witnesses but without warning prior to their sin, died in the plague.
Hashem sends a Malach to bring Bnei Yisrael to Eretz Yisrael
Because of their sin, they were no longer deserving to have Hashem himself bring them.
Bnei Yisrael does not wear their crowns from Sinai. Thereafter hashem took them away.
Moshe brings his tent outside of the encampment
As Hashem distanced Bnei Yisrael, so did Moshe.
Those who desired connection, came to his tent.

The Amud Ha`Anan came to the tent to speak to Moshe, and everyone bowed down to it.

Moshe Tells Hashem that he does not desire a Malach - he wants Hashem to bring them
Moshe then asks that Hashem tell him the reward for finding favor in Hashem’s ‘eyes’.
“Hashem should not consider exchanging Bnei Yisrael for Moshe’s descendants – because if Hashem is disgusted by Bnei Yisrael who he chose first, then I cannot rely on my progeny to do any better”, said Moshe.
Hashem relents and agrees to bring Bnei Yisrael himself.
Moshe asks that no other nation be granted prophecy.
Moshe asks to 'see' Hashem's 'honor'
Hashem answers that no one can see me and live.
Hashem shows him the Tefillin knot.
Hashem commands Moshe to carve two Luchos and go up to Mt Sinai
Hashem told Moshe the thirteen attitudes of mercy
Hashem says that he will not rest his Shechina [presence] on any other nation.
Hashem prohibits Bnei Yisrael to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land, sso as not to come to intermarry.
Hashem commands to destroy the idols and their alters, and not to themselves make idols.
Make sure Pesach comes out in the spring and more
First born people and livestock belong to Hashem.
A first born donkey should be redeemed with a lamb, and if not done it should be killed.
Three times a year all males should see Hashem
When Bnei Yisrael go to see hashem, no one will ‘desire your land’.
Do not slaughter the Pesach with leaven in your possesion.
Do not leave over from the Pesach until morning.
The first fruit of your land should be brought to the house of Hashem.
Do not cook a goat in his mother’s milk.
Hashem tells Moshe to write the Torah
Moshe stays in heaven for forty days and writes the Luchos; during this time he did not eat or drink.
When Moshe came down with the Luchos, his face was luminescent, but he did not know this.
Ahron and Bnei Yisrael saw this and were initially scared to approach him.
Moshe told them all that Hashem had taught him on Mt. Sinai.
When Moshe was finished telling them, he covered his face. His practice became to only uncover it when talking to Hashem or telling Bnei Yisrael what Hashem said.