May 20, 2013 ~ Shabbat BEHA'ALOTEKHA. Maqam SIGAH.
“Let the earth hear the words of my mouth,” sings Moses. He depicts Israel’s future betrayal of God and God’s ultimate forgiveness. His song completed, Moses again urges the people to observe “all the instructions of this Torah.” God now orders Moses to ascend Mount Nebo, to behold from afar, before he dies, the land promised to Israel.
2 Samuel 22:1-51
2012- When Shabbat Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52) falls between Yom Kippur and Sukkot, Maqam Nahwand is applied, according to Hakham Moshe Ashear. This scenario is a rare occurrence and is therefore not independently mentioned in most sources. ALIYOT: There is a strict Halabi tradition based on the Talmud that the aliyot stops form the acrostic "HAZIV LAKH;" the letters that begin each aliyah (32:1, 32:7, 32:13, 32:19, 32:29, 32:40). If possible, no extra Aliyot should be added to this Torah portion. MISHMARA: Tractate Ukssin. (Sources: Hakham: Moshe Ashear, Haim Shayo, Sephardic Pizmonim Project, www.pizmonim.com).
2011- On Shabbat Shuba, the prayers are conducted in Maqam Mehayar (this is a maqam within the Bayat family). This Shabbat is named after the first word of the Haftarah (Hosea 14:2-10) and literally means "Return!" It is appropriate to apply the melody of Lecha Eli for Semehim Besetam as well as Selihot melodies in anticipation for Yom Kippur. In regards to the Torah Reading for Perashat Ha'azinu, there is a strict Halabi tradition based on the Talmud, that the abbreviation of the aliyot stops is "HAZIV LAKH," the letters that begin each Aliyah (32:1, 32:7, 32:13, 32:19, 32:29, 32:40). If possible, no extra Aliyot should be added to this Torah portion. MISHMARA: Tractate Ukssim.
Haazinu, Zechariah 12-end Ecclesiastes 6-9 Uktzin
Uktzim: ("Stalks"); deals with the impurity of the stalks of fruit.
In the last mishnah in this tractate, R Yehoshua ben levi says that in the future, Hashem will give every saddik 310 olamot. The passuk says "el emunah ve'ein avel". Rashi says that el emunah is our trust that hashem will pay the saddikim for their righteousness in olam habah.