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Me'or Einayim points out that Tetzaveh is (nearly) always read immediately before or after the seventh of Adar, which is Moshe's (birthday and) yahrtzeit. So his name is missing from this parshah specifically, in mourning for our loss. On a more positive note, there is a long talk by the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt"l (Likkutei Sichos, vol. 21, pp. 173ff; adapted ...
Baal HaTurim says that it was because Moshe said מְחֵנִי נָא מִסִּפְרְךָ אֲשֶׁר כָּתָבְתָּ (erase me now from Your book which You have written) in Parshas Ki Sisa. The question remains why Parshas Tetzaveh was chosen to erase his name. HaRav Shaul M'Vilna answers since Moshe said אֲשֶׁר כָּתָבְתָּ, past tense - therefore it was omitted in Parshas Tetzaveh, ...
On a peshat level: A parsha (actually a sidra) is the portion set up to read in a particular Shabbat, as set up in Bavel. In Eretz Yisrael, they had a different division, of a third the size (called a parsha). I would therefore assume that in Eretz Yisrael, there were a good many "parshiyot" that did not have Moshe's name, and so, Tetzaveh was in no way ...
The continuation of the Ramban is needed to understand his explanation. He is saying that since once the Mishkan is completed the Glory of Hashem will dwell there, there will be in the Mishkan a preponderance of the Attribute of Strict Justice (this is what is meant by the Glory of Hashem according the Ramban), but the burning of the incense will quell the ...
Rav Ovadia Yosef said a great pshat.Moshe says מחני נא מספרך לב. וְעַתָּה אִם תִּשָּׂא חַטָּאתָם וְאִם אַיִן מְחֵנִי נָא מִסִּפְרְךָ אֲשֶׁר כָּתָבְתָּ: He says one could read it מחני נא מספר כ.which means erase me from sefer kaf which equals 20 and the 20th parsha is tzaveh so Moshes plea was granted.
The sefer נחל קדומים brings from the sefer מגלה עמוקות that even though Moshe's name is not mentioned explicitly, however, he and two of his previous incarnations are alluded to by the last word in parshas Terumah and the first word of parshas Tetzaveh - נחשת ואתה which is נח, שת, ואתה - Noach, Seth, (two previous incarnations of Moshe) and you (Moshe).
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