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 31:19
31:19 'Now write for yourselves this song and teach it to the Israelites. Make them memorize it, so that this song will be a witness for the Israelites.
Ve'atah kitvu lachem et-hashirah hazot velamdah et-beney-Yisra'el simah befihem lema'an tiheyeh-li hashirah hazot le'ed bivney Yisra'el.



Commentary:

write
  The commandment was to Moses and Joshua together, so as to initiate Joshua (Ramban; cf. Sotah 13b).

this song
  The song known as HaAzinu, Deuteronomy, 32:1-43 (Rashi; Ramban). Others say that it denotes the entire Torah (Ralbag), possibly because the special Torah that Moses wrote contained vowel points and cantellation (cf. Tzafenath Paaneach). From this verse is derived the commandment for each Jew to write (or have written for him) a Torah scroll (Sanhedrin 21b; Yad, Sefer Torah 7:2). Some say that this is because with the writing of the song of HaAzinu, the Torah was completed; see Deuteronomy 31:24 (Torah Temimah).

Make them memorize it
  (cf. Eruvin 54b; Ibn Ezra). Literally, 'place it in their mouth.' See Numbers 23:5.





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