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HAFTARAH for ROSH HaSHANAH for THE FIRST DAY (I Samuel 1:1–2:10)

The haftorah for the first day of Rosh Hashanah describes the birth of the prophet Samuel to Elkanah and his wife Chanah, who had been childless for many years. This echoes the story discussed in the day’s Torah reading, about … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat Nitzavim (Isaiah 61:10-63:9)

This week’s haftorah is the seventh and final installment of a series of seven “Haftarot of Consolation.” These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b’Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah. The prophet begins on a high note, describing … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat Ki – Tavo (Isaiah 60:1-22.)

The haftarah opens with Isaiah telling Jerusalem to arise and shine (literally, and not the literally where we mean figuratively, the literally where we mean literally), for the Glory of God will shine upon her. Verses 2 and 3 announce … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat Ki Teitzei (Isaiah 54:1-10)

This week’s haftorah is the fifth of a series of seven “Haftarot of Consolation.” These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b’Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah.Forsaken Jerusalem is likened to a barren woman devoid of children. G-d … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat Shoftim (Isaiah 51:12-52:12)

This week’s haftorah is the fourth of a series of seven “Haftarot of Consolation.” These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b’Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah.The haftorahs of the past two weeks open with Israel’s complaint that … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Rosh Chodesh-The Beginning of a New Hebrew Month(Isaiah 66:1-24)

This haftarah touches on several themes, from the typical–God as creator of the world, God’s omnipresent majesty–to the more extraordinary, including an extended prophecy in which God is represented as a midwife helping Zion to give birth to her son. … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat Re’eh (Isaiah 54:11-55:5)

This week’s haftorah is the third of a series of seven “haftarot of Consolation.” These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b’Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah. G‑d addresses the “afflicted and storm-tossed” Jerusalem “who has not been … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat Eikev (Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3)

This week’s haftorah is the second of a series of seven “haftorot of Consolation.” These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b’Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah. The exiled Jewish people express their concern that G‑d has abandoned … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat V’etchanan (Isaiah 40:1–26)

On the Shabbos immediately after Tisha B’Av, we read the haftarah of “Nachamu, Nachamu” from Yeshayahu. Each consecutive Shabbos, until Rosh Hashanah, we read another selection from Yeshayahu, in which the prophet continues to comfort the Jewish People, following the … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Tisha B’Av (Jeremiah 8:13-9:23)

The Haftarah which we read on Tisha B’Av morning asks that we remember our role in that partnership. It tell us that God is the “God who does hesed (loves creation), mishpat (justice), and tzedakah (righteousness) and desires those things … Continue reading

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