“Remember yet another episode – a GIANT one?” Moshe asked. “It’s a story of the small versus the big. And who wins? The small – that’s me! Do you know why? Because although I may be small in size, HaShem is on our side! Indeed, HaShem delivered into our hands Og, the giant king of Bashan, and all his people!”
Flashback time… to the end of Parshas Chukas:
Bnei Yisrael headed north toward a place called Bashan and were met by a frightening giant named Og, King of Bashan. He came with an entire army, ready to fight and demolish Bnei Yisrael.
HaShem said to Moshe, “Fear not, for I am with you. I will deliver Og, his people, and his land into your hands.”
Suddenly, Og picked up an enormous rock – more like a small mountain – and lifted it high up in the air. He was about to drop the rock on top of the entire Jewish people!
But once again, HaShem came to the rescue! Gazillions of ants ate through the rock. The inside crumbled, leaving only a ring of stone… which fell onto Og and got stuck around his neck! Og tried to get it off, but his teeth got stuck in the rock.
While Og had his head in the rock, Moshe quickly picked up an axe, jumped up, and swung it as high and as hard as he could. He hit Og’s foot… and the giant toppled over and died. That was the end of Og!