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When Moshe saw the Golden Calf, he became enraged and broke the Two Tablets into fragments. But the Talmud teaches us that he who smashes something in the moment of his wrath is comparable to an idolater.

 

Why, then, did Moshe commit such an act?

The answer is Moshe wished to uplift the people, and a Tzaddik cannot give spiritual aid, if he feels himself to be high above the sinners. He must descend to their moral level if he is to prove helpful. (Leover Rebbe)

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