Hope you’re having a great day.
Moshe is raised in Pharaoh’s palace.
But he maintains his Jewish identity. He sees that the Jews are persecuted.
And feels their pain. (Exodus 2: 11-17)
… It’s natural to want to know as much as possible about Moshe.
About the man that reached the highest level of spirituality. The greatest prophet ever.
And the man that changed the world more than anyone else.
The Torah doesn’t give us too many details.
It just tells us about three events in Moshe’s life.
…. Moshe leaves the palace and sees the suffering of the Jewish People.
He sees an Egyptian beating a fellow Jew. He intervenes and kills the Egyptian.
The next day?
He sees two Jews fighting.
Moshe intervenes again.
But the aggressor doesn’t take it lying down.
“Who made you a ruler over us? Will you kill me like you killed the Egyptian”?
Moshe sees that the word was out. How he killed the Egyptian to save the Jew.
And he hears that Pharaoh wants to kill him.
So Moshe flees Egypt. And goes to Median.
There, he sees a group of shepherds harassing some innocent women.
Moshe intervenes again. Saves the women. And waters their flock.
… First Moshe responds to a Jew being persecuted by a non Jew.
The type of thing that usually gets Jews really upset.
But when Jews fight with each other?
Some how, it doesn’t bother us as much. And we let it go.
But not Moshe. He can’t tolerate Jews fighting.
Then he’s living among non Jews. In Midian.
He sees injustice in the world. Innocent human beings being harassed.
And he gets involved.
Moshe feels the pain of every person. And can’t tolerate it.
… But what does that have to do with spirituality. With prophecy?
In Judaism? Everything!
Because we can’t have a relationship with G-d if we don’t feel the pain of others!
All the best,