Calf Building

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The verse before the sin of the Golden Calf makes it sound like Hashem is finished speaking to Moshe, yet a few pesukim later Hashem tells Moshe to go down to the people!

At the beginning of the 10 commandments Hashem “introduces” Himself as the God of the Exodus, not as the God of creation yet here they attribute the Exodus to Moshe! One after the other the break the Ten Commandments! Why is there an emphasis on the word “עם”?

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, February 21, 2019 (16 Adar I 5779)