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    Passion for the cause – Ki Tissa

    golden calfThe Rebbe of Slonim was not at all put out by the verse that describes the people wanting a golden calf and promising donations to cover the cost.

    “Weren’t they sinners?” he was asked.

    “Certainly,” replied the Rebbe, “but see what good points they had. Even when planning to commit a sin, they were moved by passion for a cause; even when planning an idol, they were actuated by generosity and a spirit of sacrifice!”

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