5780 — Ha’Azinu: God’s Children

Posted by Alex Israel on October 7, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shabbat, Ha'azinu

Listeners will focus on one metaphor in this week’s poem – Deuteronomy/Devarim ch.32 – that charts Jewish History. We find that Israel is depicted as God’s child, and God as our parent. Why? Why is the husband-wife metaphor, so common in the prophetic books, not used here? What can we conclude from the usage of this metaphor?

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Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.

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