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Parashat Ki Tisa is the 21st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.
Ki-Tisa (“When You Elevate”) opens as God tells Moses to collect a half-shekel donation from all Israelites and to anoint the Mishkan (Tabernacle), its vessels, and the priests. The Israelites worship the golden calf and Moses breaks the tablets. Moses beseeches God to forgive, and returns with a second set of tablets. 
Haftarah for Ashkenazim: I Kings 18:1-39 · 39 p’sukim
Haftarah for Sephardim: I Kings 18:20-39 · 20 p’sukim