To Listen With Intent
The word “ha’azinu” is a demand for attention. Moshe tells the heavens to listen to him, and the earth as well. One brief verse gestures towards the many dynamics involved in listening and invites us to ask important questions about something we do so often: What does it mean to be a good listener? What is the right way to listen? How can we improve in our efforts to be fully present to one another in this way?