Ha’azinu Haazinu, or Ha’Azinu (הַאֲזִינוּ — Hebrew for “listen” when directed to more than one person, the first word in the parashah) is the 53rd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the 10th in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 32:1–52. The parashah sets out the Song of Moses — an indictment of the Israelites’ sins, a prophecy of their punishment, and a promise of God’s ultimate redemption of them.
In this week’s Torah portion we read The Song of Moses which is not only a song but a prophecy. This song is beautiful but it is also sobering. Often music and art can communicate the most profound truths in a way that will stay with us forever.
Let’s read this week’s Torah portion!