Moses, murder, and the Jewish psyche.
A tale of Rabbi Akiva.
Or a reference to a unique section of the Bible?
Ben-Gurion, Strauss, and Soloveitchik.
The real message of the golden calf?
Moses and his renegade army of shepherds and lepers.
A biblical story marks the moment when Judaism turned from charismatic authority to institutional authority, and from the rule of judgment to the rule of law.