This week's Torah Portion: 

21 KI TISSA - WHEN YOU TAKE - EXODUS 30:11-34:35

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כִּי תִשָּׂא אֶת־רֹאשׁ בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל לִפְקֻדֵיהֶם וְנָתְנוּ אִישׁ כֹּפֶר נַפְשֹׁו לַיהוָה בִּפְקֹד אֹתָם וְלֹא־יִהְיֶה בָהֶם נֶגֶף בִּפְקֹד אֹתָֽם

ki tissa eht-rosh b'ney-yisra'el lif'kudeyhem v'nat'nu ish kofer naf'sho la'adonai bif'kod otam v'lo-yiyeh bahem negef bif'kod otam

"When you take a census of the people of Isra'el and register them, each, upon registration, is to pay a ransom for his life to ADONAI, to avoid any breakout of plague among them during the time of the census."

The portion this week is packed with goodies! Parashat Ki Tissa (say “Kee Tee-suh”) is an excellent portion to conduct a verse-by-verse commentary on. If you are familiar with the Jewish New Testament Commentary by David H. Stern, I will be following a similar format, with small portions quoted from the text (in bold) and my commentary immediately following.
— Parashat Ki Tissa