“I will Hide My Countenance from Them” (Devarim 32:20)
Rabbi Daniela Szuster
Parashat Haazinu is the only parashah where most of the text is written in a poetic manner. In this song, Moses speaks mostly of the future, but without forgetting the present and past. He warns his people, guides them and advises them, just before he passes the mantle to Joshua, after Moses’ many years of leadership.
In this opportunity, I would like to focus on one verse from this parashah:
“The Lord said: I will hide My countenance from them, and see how they fare in the end. For they are a treacherous breed, children with no loyalty in them.” (Devarim 32:20)