Challah for Parashat Ha’azinu

Give ear!

Commentary on Parashat Ha'Azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:52

Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.

And Moses spoke in the ears of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song. (Deuteronomy 31:30)

 

וַיְדַבֵּר משֶׁה, בְּאָזְנֵי כָּל-קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶת-דִּבְרֵי הַשִּׁירָה, הַזּאת

challah ear

This line from the Torah is the basis for the 613th commandment, which is to actually write the song/text of the Torah. What you see depicted here is the giant ear of the Israelites, with the words “Hashira Hazot,” meaning “This Song.”

 

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Parashat Ha’azinu: Summary

Moses recites a song to the Children of Israel that testifies to their covenant with God.

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Moses in a basket.