Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
The Schmooze

Wall Street Journal Correction: Moses Got Water From ‘The Rock’ Not ‘Iraq’

Filed under: hilarious misunderstandings in the Western Media about Jews, the Torah, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Wall Street Journal has issued the following correction:

Though it is amusing to think of a grieving Moses striking the entire nation of Iraq with a staff, being sprayed by water, and then mortally punished by God, he did, in fact, strike a rock.

This very Jewish correction comes on the heels of an even darker one made by the AP in the wake of a report that grieving Jewish families “would sit and shiver” (they were actually “sitting shiva,” the traditional Jewish grieving practice.)

May these corrections continue to come forth, unexpected and life-giving, like water from a rock.

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny




Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.