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The Song of Torah
The Arizal illustrates the Written Torah in the light of the Kabbalah.
"And now, write for yourselves this song…"

The "song" apparently is the poem that follows. However, the Sages also understand it as referring to the Torah as a whole, thus deriving the commandment that each individual write a Torah scroll which include all five Books of Moses.
Exile of Supernal Knowledge
The Exodus was only the beginning of the redemption of knowledge.
Parashat VaYelech describes G‑d's final admonitions to Moses before his death, including reproaching Moses for having allowed a "mixed multitude" of gentiles to leave Egypt together with the Jews, on his own authority. This multitude was in fact not ready for this spiritual leap and caused much trouble during the forty-year trek in the desert.
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