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Parashat Ha’azinu (האזינו): Deuteronomy 32

A common misconception about God’s Law is that it’s all about perfection, that it’s unrealistic in a fallen world. Rather, the capstone passage of the Torah — reading הַאֲזִינוּ Ha’azinu (“listen,” Deuteronomy 32) — recounts Israel’s screwups past, present and future as well as the LORD’s mercy and plan for redemption.

It should be no surprise, then, that the final acts of God’s redemption give the “song of Moses” (Deuteronomy 32) double-billing with the “song of the Lamb” (Revelation 15:3).

Common parallel readings (haftarot) for Ha’azinu are Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; and Joel 2:15-27.

Here are studies by Hallel Fellowship teachers on passages connected to Ha’azinu:

Deuteronomy 32: Song of Moses, song of the redeemed

 

Deuteronomy 30-31: Prelude to the Song of Moshe

Deuteronomy 32: Song of Moshe

Deuteronomy 31-32 — Song of Moshe

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