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Torah-Portion - Ha'azinu, Let Us Sing Together!

Updated: Oct 6, 2022



Ha'azinu (Deuteronomy 32)


The greater part of the Torah reading of Haazinu (“Listen In”) consists of a 70-line “song” delivered by Moses to the people of Israel on the last day of his earthly life.

For Noahides The song of Moses is poetic, powerful and poignant. After a few introductory verses, there is a description of G‑d’s kindness to the Jewish people. Then there follow many verses about the history the Jews would go through over the centuries. The song closes on a positive note, predicting that ultimately,


“The nations will cause His [G‑d’s] nation to rejoice, for … He will atone His land, His nation.”


The number 70 indicates the completion of the natural order, which is symbolized by the number 7. Think of the 7 days of creation. This completion is the Messianic Era. It is the time when the entire world– represented by the number 70 of the 70 nations [The 70 nations are the 70 descendants of Noah enumerated in Genesis 10. ] will no longer be so easily confused with falsehood. It will become clear to the whole world why G‑d chose the Jews to be His people. The world will - recognize that G-d has always been faithful to His people and they will speak a pure speech, so that they all invoke the L-RD by name, and serve Him with one accord. (Zephaniah 3:9)


The moment the nations start speaking honest sincere words, Israel will rejoice in her total redemption, and she will sing to G-d.


Shout for joy, Fair Zion, Cry aloud, O Israel! Rejoice and be glad with all your heart, Fair Jerusalem!

(Zephaniah 3:14)


Israel will sing the tenth song (nigh are named in Tenach), named: a new song- ‘Shir Chadash’, which is Tehillim-Psalms 96. It is the song of ultimate redemption: a redemption that is global and absolute; a redemption that will wipe all suffering, ignorance, jealousy and hatred from the face of the earth; a redemption of such proportions that the longing it evokes, and the joy it brings, requires a new song - an entirely new musical vocabulary - to capture the voice of Creation's ultimate aspiration.


The number 70 also represents leadership. The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that the number 70 is mainly associated with leadership. The number 70 represents the completion or, in other words, the fullness of one's life, as the verse states: “The span of our life is 70 years . . .” (Tehillim-Psalms 90:10) Thus, the number 70 represents the refinement of one's 7 attributes (since each attribute consists of 10 sefirot) and the refinement of the world in general. Only someone who has reached this level of personal and global sophistication is qualified to be a true leader. And what applies to a person also applies to the people of Israel. The nations will accept the leadership of the Jewish nation and the nations will do whatever they can to aid the Jews in their Divine mission of bringing the world to its fullest potential.


The Jewish nation at this time, as leaders among the nations, will be able to openly proclaim among all nations that:


"The L-RD is king!"

the world stands firm; it cannot be shaken

(Tehillim-Psalms 96:10)


And the nations will sing with Israel the song of Messiah, a special song that will be sung during the times of the Messiah, after Massiah appears on Earth. Isaiah 9:2-7, 26:1 (*)


So as Noahides, let us bring out the truth about G-d's people and let us help the people to spread the message of Light around the world with the opportunities we have.


Brought By Angelique Sijbolts

 

Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners en intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.


 

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Johanna Colak
Johanna Colak
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