Moses was the prophet through whom the Israelites received the Torah.
  • Modern Prophets Following in my Footsteps

    • Governor Linda Lingle Hawaii’s Governor describes how Jewish values make her a better leader.
    • Shui Maizlech The ultimate act of compassion is to treat the deceased with dignity, a ritual that Shui has begun to practice regularly.
  • Moses

    Radical Shepherd of Israel


    Favorite Site:
    Mount Sinai (BTW: Many scholars believe that Mount Horeb is another name for Mount Sinai.).

    Favorite Holiday:
    Passover (Yup! Check out Exodus 12, the first Passover seder was in Egypt—complete with matzah and bitter herbs.).

    Greatest Disappointment:
    Didn’t make it to the Land of Israel, Eretz Yisrael.

    Favorite Quotation:
    “You shall have no other gods besides Me” (Exodus 20:3).

    Major Contribution:
    Taught the Israelites how to live in a godly way through sacred rituals and ethical behavior


    • Israelite born into slavery in ancient Egypt.
    • Hebrew Name: Moshe, from the word meaning “draw.” This name was inspired by the name Pharaoh’s daughter gave Moses when she “drew him from the water.” (Exodus 2:10)

    Groups I Belong To

    Shemot (T), B’shalah (T), Yitro (T), Va’eira (T), Ki Tisa (T), Mishpatim (T), Eikev (T), K’doshim (T)