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Explain why Jews regard Moses as such an important figure (6 marks)
Jews regard Moses as such an important figure for many reasons. Firstly G-d talked to Moses. This,
for them, is significant as it shows that Moses can be trusted as G-d trusted him. Moses then went on
to deliver G-d's messages and therefore became a Prophet of G-d, this shows that Moses was
willing to listen and respected G-d as you should. So Moses is highly regarded as he was a role model
chosen by G-d.
Moses also aided the release of Israelites out of slavery and into freedom. This showed great
strength and knowledge as with G-d's word he led them to Mount Sinai. This is a very significant
moment as it changed history, and as Moses was the "head" of the freedom, he is regarded
important and celebrated, along with the historic moment, today at a Jewish festival once a year
called Passover (Pesach). During this festival Jews commemorate the day with special foods and
customs which remind them what it was like for the Israelites before freedom.
As well as these reasons Moses also developed the covenant relationship through the Ten
Commandments he received from G-d. During his "meetings" with G-d on Mount Sinai Moses was
told many things, including how Jews should live their life. It was then, when Moses received five
books from the word of G-d, and it's these five books that make up the Torah. This is important as
Moses received and repeated, as G-d wanted, the direct words of G-d and so Jews regard Moses as
an important figure.