The Death of Mosheh in Midrashei Chazal - The Hidden Theme of Sukkot
- Joe Wolfson
- Oct 1, 2015
- 1 hr 0 min 54 sec
A forgotten theme of Sukkot, the death of Mosheh is the most developed theme in all of midrashei chazal. In the hands of the Sages, Mosheh dies in the desert not for the striking of the rock but for multiple other reasons - or perhaps simply because his life was a human life. Through these midrashim, Chazal develop thoughts about life and mortality, and make the story of Mosheh's death relevant to their own times as well. Given Rabbi Joe Wolfson (OU-JLIC @ NYU) at Mishmar at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life in memory of Rabbi Eitam and Naamah Henkin, murdered on this day.