The golden calf and our lives today

Moses smashing the Tablets of stone

Moses smashing the Tablets of Stone

On the seventeenth of Tammuz we fast because of many calamities that happened to the Jewish people on this day. But they all started with the sin of the golden calf which took place on this day six weeks after the Children of Israel had received the Torah on Mount Sinai.
What went wrong? To our modern eyes the act seems foolish. But when we understand the inner meaning of the golden calf according to the Kabbalah then we realize it has implications that we also need to fix to this day.

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