And Moshe took with him the bones of Yosef, who had exacted an oath from the children of Israel, saying, “God will be sure to take notice of you: then you shall carry up my bones from here with you.”
When the Jews left Egypt, all their jars were hermetically sealed and they did not know which ones contained oil, salt, spices, etc.
Later, in the desert, the people would bring their jars to the Clouds of Glory, which would make them transparent, thereby revealing their contents.
So too, when Moshe needed to ensure that the Red Heifer was without any blemish, including its insides, he would put it in front of the Clouds of Glory before slaughtering it and it became transparent. This allowed Moshe to thoroughly inspect it.
(Tosefot Shabbat 22b, Rav Zamir Cohen based on Midrash Tanchuma)
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