Parshat Haazinu

HaazinuHaazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52) — G-d’s language of rebuke and blessings.

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The greater part of the Torah reading of Haazinu is a song, but it is a song of rebuke.

Why would Moshe use his last day to rebuke his people and do it as a song?

The song ends with a promise or redemption:

Sing out praise, O you nations, for His people! For He will avenge the blood of His servants, inflict revenge upon His adversaries, and appease His land [and] His people.

Why start with rebuke and end with a promise and what does that teach us about this song being a “witness”?

This song is for the people of Israel and yet it is really meant for the whole world.

What is the lesson for the world regarding G-d’s faithfulness and the eternal covenant with Israel?

The parshah ends with Moshe being told to ascend the summit of Mount Nebo from which he will behold the Promised Land before dying on the mountain. Yet he did not just see the land. He saw it’s present and future to the end of days.

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