Ha’azinu

Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52

To read the full text in English and Hebrew, click here: Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52

In this Torah portion, Moses recites a song to the Children of Israel that serves as testimony of their covenant with God. God tells Moses to head up Mount Nebo to find his final resting place.

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mount nebo
The view from Mount Nebo

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

All the Days of Our Lives
Rabbi Andrea Steinberger, Hillel

 

Words as Witness
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS


Entering the Void
Rabbi Susan Friedman, Union for Reform Judaism

 

Remember the Days of Old
Adam Rosenthal, AJWS


The Times Are A Changing
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, Kolel

 

 

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Remember Your Rock, Your Creator
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

 

Choose Life
David Elcott, CLAL

 

A Life of Vision
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism

 

Dripping Like Rain
Rabbi Ruth Gais, UJA-Federation of New York

 

Images of God
Ellen Umansky, Women of Reform Judaism

 

Multimedia

 
Parshat Ha’azinu Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

 

Parshat Ha’azinu Challah
Julie Seltzer

 

Parshat Ha’azinu for Families
Torah Topics for Families







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