The known question on this Parsha is why is Moses name not mentioned once in this weeks Torah portion? Throughout the rest of the Torah, from the second Moses was born, there is no Torah portion that does not mention his name!
A second question is why does the verse have to say 'And now'? Moses was already in conversation with HaShem, and the verse could have just started off by saying 'You Shall Command', or 'Command the Children of Israel'. Similarly this is the question of the Kli Yakar and the Holy Ohr Hachaim.
The Ohr Hachaim throws in an additional question that the verse should have just said take 'clear oil', why did it need to say 'take for yourself clear oil'?
And to answer, with the help of the Heavens, it is well known what is said in the Zohar, that an angel is called 'standing' -
The Zohar cites the source for this teaching from the Tanach below -
The understanding here is that an angel is always dwelling on the same level from the day of and angels inception until the day of its end, and an angel has zero free will, and from the level that it was created, an angel gets that specific divine flow from HaShem continuously, nothing more, nothing less, and this is why angels are called standing, as it is stationary.
This is not the case with humans, who have free will! Humans are an aspect of motion, movement. It's built into human nature to keep changing from level to level, either upwards or down. If we choose a path of goodness, then we will grow in levels and grow towards the path of life, and the exalted upper levels. Any if we (humans) aren't going up, then G-D forbid, then we diminish ourselves and go to a much lower level of existence. As humans cannot dwell on the same level, and this is why we are called motion, movement. (In Hebrew Holech).
As well, a human after his/her death is called stationary, just like the angels. As we can see from King David below that the dead are called free.
And the sages of Israel say -
However, there is one way to stay in a state of movement and motion, even after death! As the sages of Israel say -
And as we see Rashi on this verse details what this means to have no rest..
As we see from the Holy texts of our sages that whoever learns Torah with the members of their household, and who creates students of Torah in this world that go in the ways of truth, this type of human is from an aspect of going, in movement, even after his/her death! This is due to all the Torah that is being disseminated to students in this world due to this persons existence. All of this light and Torah is considered this departed persons merit, and as we see below, 'his lips move in the grave', and it is as if this person is continuously in study in the next world.
And herein is an excellent explanation why Moses's name was not mentioned in this weeks Parsha, that the Holy Torah is hinting to us that a person can see and be seen even when his name is not in the world anymore, which implies after his/her death. In this manner this soul is still in motion, and not stationary. This is due to all the Torah, awareness of heaven, and light that was spread while this person was alive. So after someone departs and go in their way, all the action down here because of them, is considered they are still doing it, and through that this soul keeps on leveling up from level to level, and from Yeshiva to Yeshiva, and this is why the verse states, 'And now you shall command the children of Israel', the intention here is to say that even when your name is not mentioned, which is symbolic for after you pass away, which is saying, you are no longer physically present down here on Earth, but none the less, if you go in the ways of G-D and learn and teach Torah, it is as if you are alive, and you are the ones fulfilling the commandment. And this also answers why the verse says 'Take for yourself pure oil', as oil is always symbolic for referring to Torah, as we see in the teachings of the sages -