“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, הִנְּךָ שֹׁכֵב עִם-אֲבֹתֶיךָ; וְקָם הָעָם הַזֶּה וְזָנָה אַחֲרֵי אֱלֹהֵי נֵכַר-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר הוּא בָא-שָׁמָּה בְּקִרְבּוֹ, וַעֲזָבַנִי, וְהֵפֵר אֶת-בְּרִיתִי אֲשֶׁר כָּרַתִּי אִתּוֹ.”
“And YHVH said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers. Then this people will rise and whore after the foreign gods among them in the land that they are entering, and they will forsake me and break my covenant that I have made with them.”
The Zohar reveals that God told Moses that even though he is going to ‘lie down with his fathers’, meaning he’s going to pass away from this earth, he will still shine his Light on the Moon.
Moses was the aspect of Zeir Anpin, the sun, and Joshua was the aspect of the Moon, Malchut, that doesn’t have light of its own. Moses’s passing was like a sunset. It may not be seen but can still shine on the Moon to continue his Light.
“וְצַו אֶת-יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, וְחַזְּקֵהוּ וְאַמְּצֵהוּ: כִּי-הוּא יַעֲבֹר, לִפְנֵי הָעָם הַזֶּה, וְהוּא יַנְחִיל אוֹתָם, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר תִּרְאֶה”
“But charge Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he shall go over at the head of this people, and he shall put them in possession of the land that you shall see.’”
God commanded Moses to prepare Joshua for the duty of leading the Israelites into the Promised Land.
Moses brought the Torah for us to strengthen and encourage us to connect and reveal the Light that we don’t have otherwise. Moses strengthened Rabbi Shimon through the Zohar to reveal the Light of the Torah to all Israelites around the world.
With that Light we can enter the Promised Land that for us is the Final Redemption.