Ha’azinu

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“May my teachings be…like storm winds upon vegetation.”
~ Deuteronomy 32:2

Moses charged the people to continue following his teachings after his death.

Why compare them to something negative?

Although hurricanes are destructive, your average storm wind doesn’t damage plants – quite the opposite – by pushing the stems and stretching them to their limit, the wind actually strengthens them and makes them grow better.

So too Torah wisdom; although it pushes our boundaries and stretches our minds, it strengthens us and makes us grow.

The things you find difficult usually benefit you.

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