Why Did Moses Hit The Rock?

The Deeper Story Behind Moses Striking The Rock

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman


In this week’s Torah portion is the famous story of Moses hitting the rock to get water and God subsequently barring him from leading the nation to the land of Israel. Why would Moses do that? What was his thinking? This week, we will explore this question in the context of water, Miriam, and the question of what it means to have faith.

Click to watch the previous Chukat video referenced in this video: The Reason Moses Had To Speak To The Rock – Was Hitting The Rock So Horrible?