Parashat Haazinu- A Lifelong Song
Parashat Haazinu is a written song,
Although reading through it, I felt something was wrong.
I came to realize very soon,
That this was not a happy tune.
One would think it would be filled with praise,
But I think Benei Yisrael have seen better days….
Instead we learn that if has ve'Shalom we go off the path,
We can expect to incur HaShem's wrath.
HaKadosh Barukh Hu warns us not to take things for granted
Because then our priorities become slanted.
When we become too involved with physical things,
The angels inside us begin to lose their wings.
HaShem instructs Moshe Rabbenu to write this Shirah as a 'witness',
Because He knows we won't always maintain our spiritual fitness.
And now that Moshe Rabbenu passes away,
Who will remind us of this every day?
We have just recently become very pure
After the Teshuvah and Tefillah of Yom Kippur.
Although it may sound a bit premature,
Be careful not to succumb to life's allures.
We might not stay on this level the entire year long,
So that is why HaShem gave us this song.
My Torah and Missvot don't forget,
Even though right now you think you're all set.
Just go ask the older generations,
How I saved them from the other nations.
Instead of responding with appreciation
They overlooked this Divine salvation.
This is why I warn you today,
From this special path do not stray.
As much as you think this doesn't apply to you
Since, with all due respect, 'I just started anew'
HaShem is warning us Listen here,
There will be a time you might forget, My dear.
Don't get too caught up with other distractions,
Otherwise I'll have to take further action.
This itself should fill us with enough understanding and fear
So that Be'Ezrat HaShem we will have a productive and meaningful year!
BH may we carry through Yom Kippur's inspiration,
To last us through the year's duration.
To many things we did commit,
Let us do them for our benefit.
In return HaShem should bless us with abundance,
But only to be used for our Neshamot to be enhanced.
Remember not to ever lose touch,
With that spiritual side we value so much.
I ask HaShem to give us strength,
To remember this for the year's length.
BH I am sure,
We'll be more than ready for next Yom Kippur.
May we always be close with HaKadosh Barukh Hu,
Through life's ups and downs and squiggles too.
Just in case you didn't realize that rhymed,
Go back and read it a second time ; )
Wishing you all a most wonderful Shabbat Shalom,
In each and every Jewish home!