Moses dies וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה Ve Zot HaBeraha Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12


The story of Moses ends here.  He can see the land promised to his forefathers but not enter it.  Once he has seen the land he dies, aged 120 years.

Mythology has it that we do not know his burial place.  One of the Rabbis I once listened to thought of this as wise.  Moses grave would have been subject to worship and battle.    One only thinks of the grave of Abraham.

Another point to is that great deeds like the exodus must not depend on personal finish, but the greater finish of the good for all.  One day perhaps we will see human missions to planets  that may advance humanity, but may not bring personal fulfilment to those embarking on the project.  But in much smaller ways too personal initiative should not be measured by personally getting to the finished accomplishment, if the direction taken can help many others.

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