I have to admit, my assigned midrashim don't so much grab me this week. Nevertheless, I will say one thing about Moses and Og. Namely, to let you know I'm still pretty psyched about the election: hey those ants, they're really something when they all get together, aren't they? Isn't it great when the Holy One uses the small, in great numbers, to immobilize the great and powerful?
Moses gave the giant a whack to the knees - and apparently those were quite some knees. But even though the one who took Og down was a giant among men, it was the ants that made it possible.
I'm trying to restore myself to my usual level of cynicism soon, before people wonder who kidnapped me.