Indeed, there are songs and there are songs. Sometimes you can tell from the first beat that it is a happy song. Such are the songs we sing on Simchas Torah, when we joyfully dance with the Torah. And such was the song that Moshe and the Jews sang back in the Book of Shemos, after the miraculous Splitting of the Sea.
Shiras Ha’azinu is quite different. Is it a happy song? Is it a sad song? Is it a song that tells us a story? Is it a song that predicts the future?
The answer is YES! YES! YES! YES! It’s all of the above!
Hold on tight, and with the help of the great Spanish sage known as the Ramban, we’ll learn all about this fascinating song, a.k.a. Shiras Ha’azinu – the song of Parshas Ha’azinu!