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Parashat Haazinu (September 26, 2015)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

AS WE NEAR THE END of our Torah reading for the year, we come to one of the three poems attributed to Moses...and arguably the greatest — Shirat Haazinu. It is a remarkable work of art and literature, and I strongly recommend studying it in depth. A clear and compelling summary of Haazinu can be found in The Torah: A Woman’s Commentary, published by Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) — and I am NOT saying this because I am a woman. I have a number of Torah commentaries on my bookshelf, and because I know very little about Haazinu, I looked at several before deciding that A Woman’s Commentary gave a clear analysis of this complex song.

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