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Are you a good listener? Haazinu

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15.09.2021

In parashat Haazinu, “listen” (plural), Mosheh sings his last song, on the last day of his earthly life. The song of Deuteronomy 32:1–43, reflecting the poetic structure of the text, appears in a two-column format in the Torah scrolls.

Mosheh is calling heaven and earth as witnesses as he delivers Haazinu, a seventy-line poem, expressing his love to God, and recounts the blessings that God has bestowed on the Israelites, the wicked deeds they have committed, and the punishments that God then inflicted upon them. (32:7–43), promising that in the end, G‑d will reconcile with His people and land.

The Parashah concludes with God’s instruction to Mosheh to ascend the summit of Mount Nevo, from which........

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