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Unformatted text preview: th with his charges whenever they strayed. Whose status was so
high that a mistake he made in the heat of the moment by striking the rock to bring forth water instead
of talking to it as God had commanded was punished by not being allowed to enter the Holy land,
(Num. Ch. 20 V. 7-12). Is mentioned only once in the text of the Haggadah as set down by our sages, and
that only in a quotation in the paragraph beginning ‘Rabbi Yose Haglili’ ”And
”And Israel saw the great Hand which the Lord laid upon the Egyptians and the people feared
the Lord and they believed in the Lord and in His servant MOSES”. (Ex Ch 14 V. 31)
Throughout history our sages have taken pains to remind us that Moses was no divine figure
but a human being, with all the faults and frailties that a human is heir to. The Bible relates that Moses
died; it also tells us that he was buried by God on the other side of the Jordan and his burial place is
unknown. (Deut. Ch. 34. V. 6). The Rabbis tell us that the reason for t...
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