Monday, February 14, 2011

Yesh mukdam

Why did Aaron make the golden calf? Because he saw that the Israelites had killed Chur. That's in verse five. In verse six, the Torah says that the Jews got up to sport, which connotes adultery and bloodshed. "Here too," the Tanchuma states, "Chur was killed."

Say what? When did he die, before the altar was built or after?

11 comments:

e said...

When they got up to sport, it killed him again.

e said...

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sarabonne said...

Rolling in his grave? Or our own version fo the ressurection...

The Real Shliach said...

Interesting theory...

zack said...

I was wondering the same thing!!!
we must say that the medrash is not saying that they got up and killed chur, rather they were ready to kill if someone would try to stop them, and the proof is that the day before they had no problem killing chur.

The Real Shliach said...

Must we?

fun=sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll ≠ murder said...

Maybe we can just say that they wanted to have fun?

zack said...

I spoke with rabbi silberberg of Lubavitch mesita of chicago and he said the same thing. to quote: "they were in a murderous mood".

sarabonne said...

hey, a rabbi I know. He was my teacher some 3 years ago.

e said...

Hey! He was my teacher some eight years ago!

Zack: I understand not the answer. When did they kill him? Before or after Aaron made the golden calf?

zack said...

not clear probably before, but whats important is that it was the day they made it and not the day they made sacrafices to it