JBlog Carnival Updates, HH, KCC & JPIX

Sunday, January 3, 2016

About Moses's "Heavy Tongue"

For many years I have been saying that I have no doubt that Moshe/Moses tried to explain to Gd that his accent would be a turnoff. Moses was not raised and educated with the rest of the Children of Israel. He was raised in the palace so he sounded like a high faluting goy. And he didn't know the slang. That is why he needed his brother Aaron.
What do you think?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chazal tell us that when Moshe was a child in the palace of Pharoah, Paro tried to test him and he showed him some kind of valuable jewel (or gold) don't remember which and fire. He was about to take the gold (or whatever treasure), but an angel pushed his hand to the fire and he put it to his mouth and became sort of tongue tied, and as we all know, Moshe had a speech problem from thereon. Forgot the exact details of the story since my yeshiva days, but that is the gist of it; not that he was spoiled brat or anything and that is why, his brother Aaron had to speak for him.

Batya Medad said...

Certainly not a spoiled brst but after 45 years in Israel I still have a heavy accent which affects how people think of me. Anyone who tries to change their accent will feel a heavy tongue

Anonymous said...

Heavy tongue is not the proper word for it. He had a bad lisp and his speech was not clear; therefore, his brother had to speak for him. It has nothing to do with accents.

Gnarlodious said...

What really happened is that the priesthood cut off Moses’ tongue after he was caught defending the Israelite. And he was not Aaron’s brother, Moses was the biological son of Pharaoh, making him a valuable piece of royalty not to be killed. The Torah is approximately right with a reasonable level of obfuscation, as Moses was Aaron’s cousin, a term to which ‘brother’ is loosely applied. More specifically, second cousin, as Aaron’s grandfather Levi was (half) brother to Moses’ grandfather Joseph. Stating publicly that Moses was Pharaoh’s son would have exposed Moses and all his offspring to the priesthood’s death squad (tabachim). Thus it was necessary to obfuscate his pedigree, disinformation accomplished with admirable skill.

Malachiah said...

Batya, I have read the scripture daily for forty two years, and sat under great teachers, but this is the first thing I have heard at this spot, that makes since to me. Thank you

Anonymous said...

To Gnarlodious: You are obviously a non-Jew and you have nerve spewing such abominable falsehoods on this Jewish website.

Moses was definitely and definitely the son of Amram and Yocheved and the youngest brother to both Miriam and Aaron. Amram was the nephew of Yocheved ('this before the giving of Torah' where an aunt marrying a nephew would not be allowed after the giving of our Holy Torah). They were from the Tribe of Levi.

Everything you have stated Gnarlodious is absolutely a faleshood, a lie and one big joke and should have not been allowed on this fine Jewish website!

Batya: Please delete Guarlodious' disgusting comment.

LondonMale said...

I heard somewhere that Moshe had a stammer.
That this was to teach us that even someone with a physical impediment can be a great leader.

Batya Medad said...

And just because someone has an accent does not mean he or she does not know what needs to be done

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to see that Batya has not removed that heretical, disgusting comment by a so-called someone calling him/herself Gnarlodious!

an emmeser Yid.