More Discussions for this daf
1. The four things which need to be strengthened 2. Go and Descend 3. Why the First Verse?
4. Number of stars literal? 5. Heref Mimeni 6. rava, fast days and clouds
7. Tefilah better than Ma'asim Tovim? 8. Forms of Repentance 9. fasting vs tzedakah
10. A Kohen who has killed a person 11. The Innocent Sotah 12. Four activities which require strengthening
13. Was Moshe Rabeinu's Prayer Answered?

Lou Seedman asks:

In his Tziyyun LeNefesh, Rav Yechezkel Landau explains that after commanding him to descend, Hash-m continued to speak to Moses. This is what indicates that "go and descend" refers to descent from prominence, not from the mountain.

This seems to me to be a weak argument. Even if the "descent" refers to Moshe's relationship with Am Yisrael, it seems to me that if Hash-m continued to speak to Moses that, davka, was indication of Moshe's continued prominence. Please clarify.

Lou Seedman, Potomac, USA

The Kollel replies:

Dear Lou,

You seem to understand that losing prominence means losing leadership, like being impeached. I think it means that even though Moshe Rabeinu is still the leader of the people, he is not any more like the President of the United States, but only like the President of a weak country. Hash-m still talks to him, but not with prominence.

All the best,

Reuven Weiner