Keyword Browse           
Dec. 13, 2018 - 5 Tevet 5779
Daf Yomi Chulin 16
5292/1532  Rav Shlomo Molcho Hy"d

5612/1851  Rav Binyomin Mordechai Navon - Bnei Binyomin

bracha search
Recently Viewed Bracha
Cereals Made from Rice Flour
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Do I Have To Return The Money..
Saying Tanchanun When Others Aren't
>>go to site
Revach Lists
Names Of Moshe Rabbeinu
7 Names Of Yisro
10 Reasons for Blowing the Shofar
5 Reason Why We Dip Apples In Honey
RN"K Who Is A Good Wife by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
Acharei Mos by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
Parshas Tzav/Zachor 5771 by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
>>go to site

Tehilim List
Submit names to be said at the Kosel HaMaaravi.  Please join us in saying Tehilim 32 for:

submit names

RSS Feeds
Today's Revach
Daf Yomi
613 Mitzvot
[view all articles in this category]

Section:  Avodah   Category: HelpWanted
Moshe and the Missing Link. Please Help Us!
Moshe was chosen by Hashem to be the redeemer of the Bnei Yisroel.  Certainly his life's work justified this prestigious position.  Moshe left Mitzrayim as a young man and didn't return until he was 80 years old.  He didn't suffer the fate of his brothers.  Why was he more worthy than Aharon?  Certainly the suffering of the Bnei Yisroel didn't give Moshe a single night's sleep all those years he was away.  Was that it?  Was it something else?  What was he doing all those years?  Why is nothing written about this in Torah? 

<<Previous Article
Tefila - Mizmor L'Soida: A Special Thank You Every Day
 Next Article>>
Teves 16
send your commentsprintable versionemail to a friend
Visitor Comments: 7

Anonymous, 2007-12-24 04:04:23
In order for Moshe to be the savior of B'nai Yisroel he could not have a slave mentality. So Hashem took him out of the common people, put him in the palace, and eventually took him out of Mitzrayim to grow as a shepheard in the wilderness. All of the great leaders of B'nai Yisroel were shepheards because a shepheard has to be a complete giver. Aharon, although immensely great, did not take the same role as Moshe Rabeinu. Also, maybe Hashem wanted one person in Mitzrayim, who could relate to the people and understood exactly what they went through while enslaved. Aharon was also the Ohev Shalom veRodef Shalom, and maybe he had to be in Mitzrayim to make sure that the general attitude amongst the Jews was one of love and unity.
L , 2007-12-24 06:32:59
Adding to the previous comments. Maybe there's a correlation to becoming a leader and leaving one's family. Yehuda leaves his family, goes through tough times but gets the kingship. Yosef is forcibly removed from his family and becomes a great leader and gets some kingship. Yaacov is forcibly removed from Israel but ends up multiplying from 70 souls to 600,000 in just 210 years. In terms of Moshe being chosen the answer is Pen Yirbu, Ken Yirbu. So although Aaron is born while the Jews are being oppressed, Moshe is being born while Egyptians are waiting outside one's tent to throw all babies into the water. It's much more impressive to come from the most oppressed time period. And then to sneak the baby under the Egyptians noses in their own palace. That gives a sense of comedy to the whole situation. In terms of the isolation from one's family or society or the departure from the doing what everyone else is doing allows a person to become a navi. And in terms of the Torah not talking about Moshe's interim years the Torah also doesn't talk about Abraham's interim years (the years between discovering G-d and being talked to when he's 70 or 75 years old). And the only way for Abraham to grow is to be separated from his family as well.
Mo, 2007-12-25 00:38:30
I would like to add that according to the theory of anonymous that Moshe was freed from the slave mentality by being outside of Mitzrayim, in Mitzrayim all Shevet Levi was treated specially and were not enslaved (see Rashi on Parshas Shemos). Also if you look at the Shla in Parshas Balak you can see that davka being enslaved or as the previous comment wrote being cast out from home are part of the purification of Am Yisrael and leaders. Saying that we can say Moshe was chosen because of his unique capabilities which Hashem saw in him, something we can't really fathom. But an interesting point of Moshe's special capabilities can be seen in the Tiferes Yisrael on the Mishna in the last Perek in Kiddushin on the words 'Tov SheBarofim L'Gehenim'
F., 2007-12-25 00:58:33
A person can earn tremendous reward with one act. In this case Moshe may have earned his stripes by killing the Mitzri. He was the Kings "son" yet he risked it all because the fate of his brothers didn't let him sleep. For this he was sentenced to death and eventually escaped banished forever from his home and from his family. Is that not enough?
YS, 2007-12-25 01:00:37
In order to be a manhig of Klal Yisroel (not an easy bunch) you need to perfect yourself. Caring for sheep for many decades apparently is the best training for the job.
Anonymous, 2007-12-25 01:40:06
Moshe suffered in jail for ten years. He then eventually recieved all the prestiege one could want with other nations.

His careing as you pointed out. However there are still certan dangers involoved in being a Moshe Rabbeinu. All that he went through help remove any hint... that he was "Anav mikol adam".
Anonymous, 2007-12-26 10:58:43
Moshe was chosen to be the leader at a very young age. He grew up in the palace and everything he wanted. He could have been wined and dined his whole life and enjoyed basking in the sun. But was that Moshe did? No! Perek 2 pasuk 11 - Moshe went out of the palace, out of the complete comfort to visit his brethren that were in pain. Rashi says he went to grieve with them. (The Midrash says that because of this he told Paroah that if the Jews had an extra day of rest they'd work harder. Paroah said yes and Moshe picked Shabbos) Only someone who was able to give up so much to step into his brother's shoes could make him the eventual leader. So in essence the Torah really wrote all that was necessary in explaining why Moshe was chosen (and he definitely didn't get a good night's sleep while he was away)

Revach Tours Now in Eretz Yisrael!

Revach L'Neshama is proud to announce that we have started offerring tours in Eretz Yisroel. If you'd like to full story

Language From Mitzrayim all the way to Yeshivishe Talk

Chazal tell us that one of the reasons Bnei Yisroel merited to be taken out of Mitzrayim was that full story

Innocent Observations
The Problem With Asking for Money

In the short list of qualifications for judges that Yisro told to Moshe Rabbeinu, two of them seem to full story

Olam HaTorah
The Ponevezher Rov Teaches The Children How To Remember Their Name On Yom HaDin
One time when the Ponevezher Rov, Rav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman, came to visit the children of the orphanage, as full story

The Donkey and the Dirt

A man came to his Rebbe crying that his donkey fell into a pit and he didn't know what full story

Chanoch L'Naar
Rav Zalman Sorotzkin - The Hardest Challenge in Chinuch, When Everyone Does It!

Parshas Emor begins with the prohibition of Kohanim to defile themselves to a dead body. Hashem tells this full story

Bnei Bayscha
Some Shidduch Questions From Rav Shmuel Rozovsky

One day a Yid from Yerushalayim traveled to Bnei Brak to ask the legendary Rosh Yeshiva of Ponevezh, Rav full story

Rav Yaakov Edelstein - The Two Words He Wanted to Be Able to Speak

The Gaon and Tzaddik Rav Yaakov Edelstein was one of the most uniques Gedolim of our generation. He was full story


Aleinu L'Shabeiach - Before it is Too Late!

In ten days from now we will standing in Shul at the pinnacle of Tefila of the year, Musaf full story

Likras Shabbos
Parshas Vayakhel: Sridei Eish - Building Shabbos & Building A Bais HaMikdash

Parshas Vayakhel talks almost exculsively about building the Mishkan, however the first few pasukim are about the Mitzva of full story

Lessons in Tzedoka

Parshas Vayakhel: Rav Chaim Soloveitchik's Long Wait

"K'chu Mei'itchem Truma" take from them donations (Vayakhel 35:5). The pasuk before says that Moshe spoke directly to full story


The Joy that Mourning Brings to a Wedding
Shlomo HaMelech tells us in Koheles (7:2) "Tov Lalaches El Bais HaEivel MiLeches El Bais HaMishteh", it is better full story

Ahavas Yisroel
Parshas Truma: Rav Moshe Shternbuch - Brilliant Colorful Diversity

Among the layers of the roof of the Mishkan was the Tachash. The Tachash was an animal with full story

Gedolim Biographies
Reb Dovid of Lelov - Is It A Crime To Favor Your Own Child?
Reb Dovid was born in 1746 and was a talmid of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk and later of the Chozeh of Lublin. full story

Story Corner
The Chortkover Rebbe Sends Regards to Hashem in America

A man living in Vienna was struggling to support his family. He decided that his fortune lies overseas in full story

Chofetz Chaim - Will Your Plaque in The Bais HaMikdash Bring You Eternal Pride or Shame?

The Chofetz Chaim (Shem Olam 1:17) says that whoever helped build the second Bais HaMikdash is listed in Sefer full story

Rav Leib Chasman - Personal Requests on Rosh HaShanah

Rosh HaShanah is the day the world was created and Hashem became King. Every year on this day we full story

Rav Chatzkel

Rav Chatzkel Levenstein - First A Smack, The We Can Talk

Chazal tell us "Oy Lani MiYom HaDin, Oy Lanu MiYom HaTochacha", woe is to us from the day of punishment, full story

Around The Year
Tu B'Shvat - The Tragedy Of The Free Leaf

"Ki Hadam Eitz HaSadeh", a person is like a tree in the field. There are many comparisons between full story

Shabbos is a Day of Three Kinds of Rest

By Mincha on Shabbos we say that Hashem gave us Yom Menucha, a day of rest. We then full story

Eretz Yisroel
Parshas Shlach: Kotzker Rebbe - Impressions Of Eretz Yisroel

"Uri'isem Es HaAretz Ma Hi... HaTova He Im Ra'a... HaShmeina He Im Razah" (Shlach 13:18-20). Moshe Rabeinu tells full story

Shaarei Tzvi - Unlocking The Best Kept Secret In Megilas Esther

Every now and theb there is a Chazal that drops a bombshell, which changes everything you everything. Its full story

Postcards From Kotzk
Kotzker Rebbe On The Dormant Monster Within

The Yehudi HaKadosh MePishischa was a Chosid of the Chozeh of Lublin, until one day one of the elder full story

Mitzva Opportunity
Parshas Re'eh: Netziv - Feeling Your Own Pain
The Torah forbids us to harm ourselves in any way when mourning over the dead because we are a full story

Ikvisa D'Mishicha
Reb Elchonon Wasserman's Last Drasha, We Are Saving The Yidden in America
Reb Elchonon Wasserman was one of the great pre-war Roshei Yeshiva in Europe.  He learned in Telz Yeshiva and full story

Perek Shira
Perek Shira: The Snake's Song - Taking a Plunge

No creature in history has taken a fall like the snake.  This once companion of man, with legs that full story

Tehilim Perek 49: Beis Yisroel of Ger - Even Some Mitzvos Won't Go With You

Dovid HaMelech tells us in Tehilim (49:18) כִּי לֹא בְמוֹתוֹ יִקַּח הַכֹּל, when you die you won't take everything full story

copyright © 2007 - 2010 Revach L'Neshama All Rights Reserved