Deuteronomy 32:1–52

When Is Haazinu Read?

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  • 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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Haazinu Commentary

man hanging off the side of a mountain with the sun behind him

Try Anyway

By: Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin

We are nearing the end of the book of Deuteronomy. This week's Torah portion, Haazinu, consists mainly of a poem or a song that Moses sings to the people as he nears his death. Considering how hopeful the last few chapters have been, one might have expected that this poem would continue the same line of thinking. However, the poem is more fatalistic.

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Learn More About Parashat Haazinu With Bim Bam

Learn More About Parashat Ha'azinu with Bim Bam

On the last day of Moses's life, he gathers the Israelites before they go into the Promised Land, clears his throat and lets it rip. Parashat Haazinu is his final song, and it's interpreted for you this week by the fiercely funky musician Anthony Rogers-Wright. Enjoy this video and more with Bim Bam.

Listen to Podcasts About Parashat Haazinu

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat Haazinu in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

Do What We Can

Between a Rock and Hard Place

Rabbi Rick Jacobs