Moses

The ethical purpose of making a despised figure into a great prophet.

Simi Peters
July 15 2022 12:01AM

It is praiseworthy to die for God, but even better to live for Him.

March 25 2022 12:01AM

Why does Moses order every Levite to practice fratricide?

March 5 2021 12:02AM

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.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Micah Goodman
Aug. 13 2020 12:01AM

And the message of the breaking of the tablets.

William Kristol
July 9 2020 12:01AM

Taking Egypt out of the Jews.

Micah Goodman
April 29 2020 12:01AM

Moses inaugurated Jewish national independence. The prophet Jeremiah comes to oversee its collapse.

Jan. 17 2020 12:01AM

Why, in all of Jewish art, is there no image depicting the moment of Moses’ death?

Oct. 18 2019 12:30AM

The antithesis of both ancient pagan fatalism and the modern cult of victimhood.

Sept. 18 2018 12:01AM

Koraḥ’s politics of anger.

June 15 2018 12:01AM

Moses, murder, and the Jewish psyche.

Lawrence Kaplan
April 9 2018 12:01AM

The Cecil B. DeMille version of the revelation at Sinai, in which Moses ascends the mountain on his own and returns bearing tablets, misses key aspects of the Israelites’ experience.

Feb. 1 2018 12:01AM

What does it mean to be God’s chosen people? As Moses counsels the Israelites before he dies, their failure will have consequences—and failure is unavoidable.

Oct. 4 2017 12:01AM

The brave attempt at monotheism was bound to go wrong sometimes, and when it did, the Israelites would need help putting the pieces back together again.

Aug. 3 2017 12:01AM