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Eleven Days Fall from Edom
Each stage of the Exodus hints at the process of the rectification of the entire Creation.
"it takes eleven days to travel from Horeb via Mt. Seir to Kadesh Barnea"

These eleven days are "via Mt. Seir", the abode of Esau, the progenitor of the kingdom of Edom. Edom eventually produced the Roman Empire, which destroyed the holy Temple, decimated the Jewish people, and exiled them from their land.
1000 Lights of Understanding
Moses could only enlighten the nation according to his level.
"May G-d, the G-d of your forefathers increase you a thousand fold"

Before Moses' death, his power to bless the Jewish people was limited. This is perhaps related to the "thousand lights" that were detracted from Moses' understanding of the Torah because of the sin of the Golden Calf. But G-d's blessing transcends the limits of understanding and is infinite.
Evil Among the Nations
Kabbalah explains why we were told to eradicate only 7 of the 10 evil nations.
The seven nations are earthly manifestations of the vessels that broke in the seven lower sefirot when the world of Tohu collapsed. However, some of the holiness remained in first three sefirot, the earthly manifestations of which were the Kenites, the Kenizites, and the Kadmonites.
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