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The Royal Formula
King David drew on Yehuda's strength...
"And this for Judah"

Here Moses addressed the emanation malchut, from which the Judean dynasty draws its divine input and which gives the Judean kings the power to wage war successfully.
Sudden Death
Aaron having been a lover of peace was only one reason why he was mourned even more than Moses when he died.
Aaron’s was mourned even more than Moses when he died. The Ohr HaChaim explains that Aaron had been a peace-maker. In addition, his death was unexpected and followed immediately with an attack by the Canaanites. On the contrary, when Moses died, they knew the way was clear to cross the Jordan and take possession of the land of Canaan.
The Mighty Hand of Justice
The Ramban shows how phrases relate to the divine attributes.
"And in all the mighty hand…and in all the great terror."

The concluding verse of the Torah alludes to the wonders that Moses displayed during the Redemption: the division of the Red Sea, the smiting of the firstborn, the division of the Red Sea, and the giving of the Torah.
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