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.
(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.