1. Prior to his death, Moshe toils to ensure a smooth transition of leadership to his protege, Yehoshua. Some leaders, upon their departure, will quietly sabotage the efforts of their successors, to demonstrate how indispensable they were for the success of their institutions. What personal qualities distinguish between those who work to assure continuing success as opposed to those who strive to ensure failure?

  2. Moshe works to assure the success of Yehoshua even as he is denied his lifelong dream of entering the Land of Israel. One often hears parents who provide opportunities for their children add the comment, "When I was growing up I never had ..." What impact do such statements have on the children? How do such comments reflect about the parents themselves?

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