Then Moshe took the heads of the 12 tribes to his and gathered them
around him, he taught them saying:
These are the Ten Commandments which the Lord taught me on Mt. Sinai:
"I am the Lord your G-d.
Thou shalt have no other gods besides me.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy
Honor your father and your mother
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not bear false witness.
Thou shalt not covet.
Thou shalt not commit adultery."
And the spokesman for each tribe spoke out promptly:
Then Reuven said, "Do we have to write this down?"
And Shimon said, "Are we supposed to know this?"
And Levi said, "Will this be on the test?"
And Asher said, "Is this for extra credit?"
And Gad said, "I don't have any paper."
And Isachar said, "Do we have to turn this in?"
And Zvulun said, "The Egyptians didn't make us learn this."
And Ephraim said, "Can I go to the boys' room?"
And Menashe said, "What does this have to do with real life?"
(The other heads of the tribes weren't paying attention.)
Then Korach, who was also present asked to see Moshe's Curriculum
Vitae, course syllabus and one of his lesson plans. He then inquired
of Moshe, "Where is your anticipatory set of questions and the
And that's really why Moshe smashed the Tablet of the Law.