Per this answer Moshe and the Red-Hot Coals Moshe Rabainu took the coals and placed it in his mouth and his mouth got burned. It does not mention that his hand got burned. Did his hand get burned or not? If it did, why is it not mentioned, if it did not, why did only his mouth get burned?

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    maybe the Midrash is telling us the details that explain his speech impediment. – user3113 Mar 27 '14 at 16:37

The reason why Moses mouth got burned was to atone for the milk of the non jewish women that touched his tongue. His hand did not get burned because it did not require atonement.

I saw this in some book, i think Vedibarta Bam.

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  • Interesting, I have actually seen sources that say that Moses even as a child refused to nurse from non-jewesses, which is why Yochebed was enlisted to be his wet nurse. – Baby Seal Mar 28 '14 at 17:31
  • See Rashi citing Midrash Rabah and Talmud Sotah: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=9596&st=&pgnum=22 – Baby Seal Mar 28 '14 at 17:34
  • I don't understand. I thought that he didn't actually nurse from non-Jewish women. (I think it's in the Gemara toward the beginning of Sotah.) – DonielF Aug 17 '16 at 19:42

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