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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Ha'azinu 2016

Ha’azinu: The Gift of Forgetfulness

This week’s reading, Ha’azinu (Give Ear), begins with a long poem known as the Song of Moses. It is in the midst of the Song that we find this verse: You forgot the Rock that birthed you…(Deuteronomy 32:18) Moses is chastising the IsraelitesĀ for abandoning the God who, by liberating and guiding them, created a nation. […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Haazinu

Ha’azinu: Forgetting

This week’sĀ Torah portion is a continuation of Moshe’s final oration. In it, he shares the last prophetic vision that will come through him. The Children of Israel will indeed enter the promised land and make it their home. They will prosper there, and grow. But the time will come when they will turn aside from […]

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