Moses’s wrath flared, and he flung the tablets from his hand and smashed them at the bottom of the mountain. A midrash teaches that Moshe destroyed the tablets because the more we know, the more is expected of us. Moshe reasoned that if the people possessed the Ten Commandments, God would be more severe in his judgment and so he broke the tablets. While we should never make decisions out of ignorance, the more informed and knowledgeable we become, the more is expected of us.