Moshe is arguably the greatest figure in Judaism other than God. He helps bring the Israelites out of slavery and leads them for the next four decades, until his death just before they enter the Land of Israel. His journey is told in the Book of Exodus which speaks of the physical and spiritual birth of Israel as a nation. It also contains stories of enslavement and liberation, of revelation and wanderings, of belief and apostasy. It’s a story that has inspired Jews and seekers of justice across the globe to aspire and dream of freedom.
Moshe = Moses • Yocheved = Jochebed • Yehoshua = Joshua • Aharon = Aaron
The Jewish Story Explained is based on the book Letters to Auntie Fori: 5,000 Years of Jewish History and their Faith by Martin Gilbert.