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Haazinu

Haazinu

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Deuteronomy
32:1–52

Give ear, O heavens, let me speak; Let the earth hear the words I utter! - Deuteronomy 32:1

Summary: 
  • Moses sings his last song, a love poem to God and a chastisement of the people, who are not worthy of Adonai. (32:1–6)
  • The poem 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)
  • God tells Moses to begin his ascent of Mount Nebo, from where he will see the Land of Israel from a distance but will not be allowed to enter it. (32:45–52)

When do we read Haazinu?

2018 Sep 22
/13 Tishri, 5779
2019 Oct 12
/13 Tishri, 5780
2020 Sep 26
/8 Tishri, 5781

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