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Ki Tisa

  
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 33:3
 33:4
33:3 '[You will thus go to] a land flowing with milk and honey. However, I will not go with you, since you are an unbending people, and I may destroy you along the way.'
El-erets zavat chalav udvash ki lo e'eleh bekirbecha ki am-ksheh-oref atah pen-achelcha badarech.
33:4 When they heard this bad news, the people began to mourn. They stopped wearing jewelry.
Vayishma ha'am et-hadavar hara hazeh vayit'abalu velo-shatu ish edyo alav.



Commentary:

unbending
  Literally, 'stiff-necked.'

stopped wearing jewelry
  See Exodus 32:2. Some say that the 'jewelry' here denotes the spiritual gifts that the Israelites received at Sinai (Shabbath 88a; Targum Yonathan; Rashi).





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