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It would have been easy to answer according to Rashi in Ki Sisa 32 2 who says the reason Aharon told the men to take the jewelry from their wives and children was because he knew the women and children would not easily part with their beloved jewelry, and he was looking to stall the men. From this we could have said the action, or inaction of the women was ...


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Shemos Rabbah 41:7 says that when satan showed them Moshe, Hur (the son of Caleb) arose and rebuked them: רבנן אמרי השטן מצא את ידיו אותה שעה, שהיה משה נראה תלוי בין השמים והארץ והיו מראין אותו באצבע ואומר: כי זה משה האיש. אותה שעה עמד עליהם חור ואמר להם קציעי צואריא, אין אתם נזכרים מה נסים עשה לכם הקדוש ברוך הוא, מיד עמדו עליו והרגוהו. According ...


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The lashon of the passuk is odd, ki zeh Moshe ha'Ish. It should say ki zeh ha'Ish or ki Moshe eineno (or similar). The implication is they were grappling with the idea of mortality, this man Moshe who represents mortals in the heavenly sphere. Showing his bier may therefore be an indication that his corporeal self had been left behind in which case he ...



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