Monday, June 18, 2007

Chukas: a rep

Parshat Chukas

In 20:13 it tells us that, "
These are the waters of Meribah, where the children of Israel fought with the LORD, and He was sanctified in them."

But at the beginning of this incident in 20:2 it said they fought with Moshe. Did they fight with Moshe or with Hashem?

I would say, that is one and the same. Technically, they fought with Moshe, as the passuk first says. However, Moshe was a representative of Hashem to the people of Israel.

Picking a fight with Moshe is like picking a fight with Hashem.

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