HAFTARAH for ROSH HaSHANAH for THE SECOND DAY (Jeremiah 31:1–19)

The haftorah for the second day of Rosh Hashanah talks about G‑d’s everlasting love for His people, and the future ingathering of their exiles. In the last verse of this hauntingly beautiful haftorah, G‑d says, “Is Ephraim [i.e., the Children of Israel] not My beloved son? Is he not a precious child, that whenever I speak of him I recall him even more?” This follows one of the primary themes of the Rosh Hashanah prayers, our attempt to induce G‑d to remember us in a positive light on this Day of Judgment.
Jeremiah begins by affirming G‑d’s love for the Jewish people. “With everlasting love I have loved you; therefore I have drawn lovingkindness over you.”:


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7 Responses to HAFTARAH for ROSH HaSHANAH for THE SECOND DAY (Jeremiah 31:1–19)

  1. Via specific meditations during the shofar blasts, the root of judgment is sweetened:


  2. The blowing of the shofar must take place in the inner recesses of one’s heart:


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