Weekly Torah Portion: Ha'azinu and special Sukkot message

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.

Rabbi Chaim Richman

Judaism Temple Institute model of Third Temple
Temple Institute model of Third Temple

Our lives are a song whose words and melody are co-authored by ourselves and our Creator. We must take care to hear G-d's voice and harmonize with His will.

This is but one of the lessons we can glean from Ha'azinu, read this year on the Shabbat between Yom Kippur and Sukkot.

If we have successfully retuned our souls on Yom Kippur we will be able to clearly hear G-d's music as we sit in our sukkot, which are open to the star and the sounds that surround us.

Sukkot reveals the secret of true joy and true music. Having been judged favorably and sealed for life, full of confidence and ready for a whole new beginning: Let the music play!