When משה left his audience with פרעה the פסוק says "ויפן ויצא מעם פרעה" (י:ו). The אבן עזרא brings down a מאן דאמר that the word ויפן implies he left rudely by turning his back towards פרעה. However, when משהleft the top of הר סיני holding the לוחות the word ויפן is also used, suggesting he turned his back towards the רבש"ע. How could משה act similarly towards ה' and seemingly infringe on such basic דרך ארץ?
Explains ר' זלמן סורוצקין as follows. משה had just been informed that כלל ישראל had served the עגל, and we all know that he went down the mountain and smashes the לוחות. If either way כלל ישראל were no longer worthy of the לוחות many מפרשים asks why didn’t משה smash them at the top of the mountain?

Even though כלל ישראל had done the חטא and they would have to wait for the second לוחות, משה wanted them to see his ‘anger’ as he smashed the לוחות, to leave a bigger impression. משה now had to make sure that he descended the mountain without breaking the לוחות. He had to reach the bottom with the precious לוחות intact. If he would have departed from before ה' backwards, there was a great possibility that he would stumble and dropped the לוחות thus ruining his goal to smash them in front of כלל ישראל. Therefore he turned his back on the רבונו של עולם and walked down forwards to ensure that he wouldn’t drop the לוחות.

However, the question still remains! At the end of the day it still shows a lack of disrespect towards ה'!? I think that this can be explained with the following רב הירש. חז"ל tell us that both לוחות were of equal weight. This seems a bit difficult to comprehend. We know that the letters were engraved or hollowed out. Seeing as there were many more letters on the right side (בין אדם למקום), sure it would have weighed a lot less then the left side (בין אדם לחבירו) which had just a few letters? רב הירש is מחדש that it must have been that the letters on the side of בין אדם לחבירו were of a larger font, and more stone was hewn out to make both לוחות of equal weight! This is to teach us, that often one can get carried away in his עבודת ה' and forget about his עבודת בין אדם לחבירו! A long שמונה עשרה can be infused with a lot of דביקות and כוונה but if you do so near a public passage, is ה' really מחשיב such a תפילה, if at the same time it is on יענעמס חשבון, causing someone else an inconvenience?

Now we can fully understand why משה turned his back on ה'. If he would have focused so much on his דביקות and departed from before ה' in the most befitting manner the לוחות may have shattered into many shards before they could give their message to כלל ישראל. Even though משה was standing before ה' he primary goal was to ensure he came down the mountain with the לוחות in one piece.

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