When the time came for Aharon to die, Moshe took Aharon himself and Elazar, Aharon’s oldest living son, up a mountain. Moshe divested Aharon of the special garments of the High Priest and put them on Elazar. With his own eyes, Aharon got to see his legacy safely and honorably passed on to the next generation. He was able to witness his son’s literal bearing the mantle of the priesthood. In this week’s parashah, God prepares Moshe to die as Aharon did, but Moshe’s death scene is not as sweet and satisfying as Aharon’s was. Moshe’s death does not, in fact, contain the most coveted element of Aharon’s passing: the promise of a qualified successor.