After killing an Egyptian taskmaster, Moses found refuge with a Midianite priest and now he instructs us once more to create similar cities of refuge. Indeed, the Talmud states that all priestly and levitical cities were also cities of refuge. However, we are told that  this is the case of the murderer who will flee there and live-he who strikes down his fellow man unwittingly. Priestly cities were to offer refuge and safety, but the radical generosity that Yitro offered Moses – who was a wanted man in Egypt – was not to be replicated.