Picking Up Where Moses Left Off / Parashat Matot-Massei

Why does Moses issue incomplete directives and why does his nephew pick up on instructing the Israelites in his stead?

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In a celebrated verse that opens Tractate Avot of the Babylonian Talmud, better known as Pirkei Avot ‏(Ethics of the Fathers‏), the chain of the Torah’s intergenerational transmission is described: “Moses...