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The People & the Book: Of scapegoats and golden calves
ByRABBI SHAI CHERRY
March 8, 2017 15:14
The Torah portion Ki Tissa is read on Shabbat, March 18.
Art by Pepe Fainberg

Art by Pepe Fainberg. (photo credit:PEPE FAINBERG)

WHILE RIDING my bicycle through the hills of southern Spain, I saw a billboard announcing the forthcoming celebration of the quincentennial – the 500 year anniversary.

It was 1991, and Spain was preparing to celebrate its unification in 1492. I had just toured the cities of Andalusia, where the silhouettes of mezuzot could still be seen on the doorposts from more than 500 years ago.

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