Parashat Vayeishev: Torah Reading - Trop

Azla geresh looks like a kadma reflected through a mirror, and its name means “going out” or “chased out.”

It is a bit of a dramatic note, going up and down twice. Sometimes it surprises us and appears all by itself, following another completed musical phrase. Here it is following a revi’i in our parashah:
וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם יְהוּדָ֗ה וַיַּ֜עַל עַל־גֹּֽזְזֵ֤י צֹאנוֹ֙
Yehudah was comforted and went up to his sheep shearers
But more often, it forms a pair with kadma, known as kadma ve-azla. Here is an example of that from this week as well:
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל אֶל־יוֹסֵ֗ף
Yisrael said to Yosef

Kadma ve-azla is a fun pair to listen to, so perk up your ears and enjoy.