The Torah, “Exodus” (Ki Tissa), 32:11, 32:12: Moses pleaded before the Lord, his God, and said: “Why, O Lord, should Your anger be kindled against Your people whom You have brought up from the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?”
Why should the Egyptians say: He brought them out with evil [intent] to kill them in the mountains and to annihilate them from upon the face of the earth? Retreat from the heat of Your anger and reconsider the evil [intended] for your people.
Moses understands that all the desires that are called “sinful people,” which cannot be corrected, are sentenced to death. They are already in spiritual death and thus they will remain at this level.
Today, as a result of the crisis, we are beginning, to grasp a little bit that the stage of the “golden calf” is nearing its end. In pursuit after it, we gradually realize that this pursuit is killing us.
This is because our miserable humanity is constantly suffering and running after the source of its pain and suffering, and only occasionally feels a slight pause that gives it the strength to continue the pursuit. And there is still no relief. If in such a state a man is transformed to becoming immortal, then there is no more punishment. But we have an outlet in the state that is created and it is specifically to be thankful for the concrete connection with the attribute of “Moses,” meaning the attributes of bestowal and love.
From KabTV’s “Secrete of the Eternal Book” 9/9/13