Synopsis of the Remainder of the Story

So Moses and the Israelites wandered around in the desert. Moses went up to get the Ten Commandments. But, he was gone for 40 days and 40 nights, and during this time the Israelites got antsy and made a golden calf and worshipped it. When Moses finally came down and saw that his people were worshipping an idol, which pretty much negated what Judaism was all about, he got really ticked off and threw the tablets on the ground and broke them.

As you might imagine, God, too, was none too happy with the Israelites. Instead of letting them go directly to the Promised Land, he decided to let them ponder what they had done while wandering in the desert for 40 years.

Finally, they reached the Promised Land, which Moses wasn’t allowed to enter on account of having long ago murdered an Egyptian who was beating a slave.

But, the rest of the Israelites entered. And the rest, as they say, is history.


haggadah Section: -- Ten Plagues
Source: Judy Feder