SUMMARY OF PASUKIM: In pasukim 23-29 Moshe is asking Hashem to allow him to enter into the land of Israel. Moshe really wants to enter and see the holy land. However, Hashem does not let him enter. Moshe prays really hard. Moshe is asking for a free gift, Moshe is a humble man and prays with humility, he makes Hashem feels better and compliments Hashem. Hashem still does not budge. Hashem told Moshe to go on top of the mountain and he can see the land from there. Moshe rebukes the nation, telling them that he is not allowed to eneter the land because of Bnei Yisrael. He reminds them about the time when he hit the rock. How the people provoked him into hitting the rock for water. Moshe is then commanded to command Yehoshua and prepare him into leading Bnei Yisrael. Then he dwelled in Beit Peor.
EXAMPLE #1 OF LEADERSHIP: This example is the first example of how Moshe was a great leader. I chose this pasuk to show how great of a leader Moshe was. Moshe rebuked the nation, this can show us to rebuke people. Moshe was very nice to the nation and he got on trouble because of them. We can learn from Moshe to be a great leader. We learn leadership by the way he rebukes them and how he says it. He could have been more harsh with his words. They basically took away his dream, and he is still very nice to the people.
EXPLANATION: In this Rashi, Rashi says that Moshe said it was because of the nation that Hashem was angry with me. Rashi adds, that the nation provoked Moshe at the waters of Meriba and Hashem was mad at Moshe because of the nation.
CONNECTION: I chose this Rashi because he explains how Moshe was accusing the nation. He was rebuking them like a real and true leader. Moshe was also reminding them of the time when they provoked him into hitting the rock. It shows he cared enough about the people, that he spent the last days of his life trying to better the nation and realize the wrong that they done, so they will not repeat the harsh act of lacking faith in Hashem again.
EXAMPLE #2 OF LEADERSHIP: In this pasuk it shows how great of a leader Moshe was. After all that Moshe did for the nation, he ended off his life with an act of great leadership. The last act that he did was command Yehoshua how to be a leader so that the people will like him. Moshe strengthened him and encouraged him. He set Yehoshua out to be a great leader and lead the people into the holy land.
EXPLANATION: In this Rashi, Rashi says that Moshe was punished on account for the people, so Yehoshua thought he will be punished on account for the people too. However, Moshe promised Yehoshua that he will cause the people to inherit the land.
CONNECTION: I chose this Rashi because it shows Moshe was acting like a great leader. Moshe strengthened and prepared Yehosua to enter the holy land. From this it is visible that Moshe is a true and great leader. We can learn from Moshe to side with people and help them out. We should be able to understand people and their problems. We should not make fun of them, we should help them. Just like Moshe did. Moshe is a great and legendary leader. We can learn many lessons from one of the best leaders, Moshe Rabeinu.