Parshat Ha’azinu

Summary: Parshat Ha’azinu is the 10th in the Book of Deuteronomy made up of the 52 verses of Chapter 32. It’s usually read after Rosh Hashanah but before Sukkot.

Ha’azinu contains the Song of Moshe (referenced these past weeks) calling Heaven & Earth as witnesses. It’s a strikingly poetic chapter warning Bnei Yisrael of the punishment for sinning, while promising they’ll never be entirely abandoned by G-d.

The first 44 verses are written in a special two-column format. In the final verses G-d commands Moshe to ascend Mt Nabo where he will be able to view the land promised to Bnei Yisrael, before experiencing the same death as his brother Aharon.

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