Hashem tells Moshe that he can see His back not His face (Shemot 33:23),some interpret this to mean that we cannot understand the future but we are at times able to understand things with hindsight, can someone provide a source for this interpretation? What source explains the verse this way? Thank you!

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    Can you tell us where you heard that interpretation?
    – rosends
    May 21 '21 at 21:31
  • I saw it a bunch online but with no source
    – Dina
    May 21 '21 at 22:34
  • on sites like this? torah.org/torah-portion/torah-thoughts-5767-kisisa
    – rosends
    May 21 '21 at 22:47
  • yes exactly, you dont think theres a source?
    – Dina
    May 23 '21 at 1:38
  • I think that if that is a place where you saw it, asking them might be more direct.
    – rosends
    May 23 '21 at 2:22

It's the Chasam Sofer on the posuk (among other possible sources I've heard the vort so many times that I doubt the Chasam Sofer is the only source but it is the only one that I know of)

Note: It's not an interpretation of the posuk. The Chasam Sofer says it is a remez (hint)


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