Haftarah for Parashat Zot HaBracha&Simchat Torah(the Book of Joshua 1:1-18

The last Parsha of the Torah, is read on Simchat Torah, when we celebrate finishing the entire Torah, and start over at Breishit. The Haftarah of Zot HaBracha is the first chapter of Yehoshua, the Book of Joshua, which talks about the events that take place immediately after the Torah ends and Moshe dies:

http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/15785/jewish/Chapter-1.htm

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6 Responses to Haftarah for Parashat Zot HaBracha&Simchat Torah(the Book of Joshua 1:1-18

  1. The Book of Joshua is the first book in Nevi’im (Prophets), the second section of the Tanakh. It is considered part of the Deuteronomic history that begins in Deuteronomy and ends with the second Book of Kings. These books tell the story of the Israelites from the wandering in the desert to the establishment of a monarchy in the Land of Israel:

    http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-book-of-joshua/

  2. The ultimate task of Yehoshua (and of the leaders who would follow him over the next five centuries) was to lay the groundwork for the first Jewish commonwealth whose center would be the Temple in Jerusalem:

    http://www.torah.org/learning/basics/primer/torah/joshua.html

  3. Shemini Atzeret is “a time of restriction for you,” whereas the seventh day of Pesach is “a time of restriction for G-d”:

    http://www.kabbalaonline.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/2717583/jewish/Integrating-Revelations.htm

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