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Parshat Ha'Azinu and its Connection to the Aseret Yemei Teshuva

By: Daniella Finkleman (11th Grade)

This week’s Parsha is Parshat Ha'azinu. Most of this Parsha is written as a song that Moshe sang to the Jewish people on the day he passed away. He sang about all he has been through with the nation. Moshe reminded them of how Hashem took them out of Mitzrayim and all the miracles they have experienced. Moshe also tells them that all of the Jewish peoples’ sins will be forgiven. Moshe makes sure to clearly point out that even when the Jewish people sin, Hashem will always forgive them and come back to his people if they do Teshuvah.

This is very relevant to what is going on in our lives now, as we are currently in the Aseret Yemei Teshuvah (the ten days of repentance). Hashem is giving us a whole week to do Teshuvah and repent for our sins  from the past year. We now have the chance to apologize to our friends and family that we may have hurt this year and to repent for the sins that we have committed against Hashem. Hashem will always forgive us when we do Teshuvah because He loves us, just as Moshe said in this song before he passed away. This week, we should make sure to thank Hashem for this gift and have the appreciation that He always gives us a second chance.

Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom and an Easy Fast!

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