It's important to realize, when coming to understand the different secrets the kabbalists reveal concerning the portion Va’etchanan, that it is not talking about Moses' need to physically go into what we know as the Land of Israel, but rather that he was asking for the state of connection to the Light of the Creator that's referred to as Eretz Israel, the Land of Israel. The geography was not important; what was important was that he felt there was this next level of Light that he wanted, but didn't receive.
The kabbalists teach there are 50 gates of understanding, and Moses received the 49th, but not the 50th. Therefore, we come to understand that this portion is about the desire Moses has to receive that 50th and ultimate level. The Torah tells us, however, that not only did Moses - it seems - not receive that elevation, but something negative happened, as well. It says, “God got... read more