Why does Moses order every Levite to practice fratricide?
The Israeli intellectual joins us to talk about the ideas in his best-selling book on the revolutionary political teachings in Moses’s last speech.
And the message of the breaking of the tablets.
Taking Egypt out of the Jews.
Moses inaugurated Jewish national independence. The prophet Jeremiah comes to oversee its collapse.
The antithesis of both ancient pagan fatalism and the modern cult of victimhood.
Koraḥ’s politics of anger.
Moses, murder, and the Jewish psyche.