Tag Archives: TaNa”Kh

Haftarah for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Isaiah 66:1-24)

When Shabbat coincides with the beginning of a new Hebrew month (Rosh Chodesh) we read a special maftir about Rosh Chodesh sacrifices at the end of the Torah reading, and chant a special haftarah taken from the book of Isaiah.This … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Shemini Atzeret (I Kings 8)

… And it was, as Solomon finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the Lord, that he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread out toward heaven. 55. And … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot (Ezekiel 38:18-39:16)

The subject of the haftorah of this Shabbat is the war of Gog and Magog that will precede the Final Redemption. Its connection to the holiday of Sukkot is that according to tradition the war will take place during the … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Sukkot (Zechariah 14:1-21 )

Lo, a day of the Lord is coming when your spoil shall be divided in your very midst! 2 For I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for war: The city shall be captured, the houses plundered, and the … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Ha’azinu-Tehillim(Psalms) Chapter 18

Since we worship a God Who is One in the sense of being absolutely unified (as Rambam stresses), our goal is to forge a unity as close to that as we can from the disparate components of our lives. …In … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat Ha’azinu (II Samuel 22:1-51 and Joel 2:15-27,Yechezkel 17:22-18:32)

This week’s haftorah describes the song King David composed in his old age, echoing the weekly Torah reading, where Moses delivers his parting words to the Jewish nation in song form. David’s song expresses gratitude to G‑d for saving him … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Yom Kippur (morning reading)-Isaiah 57:14-58:14 (afternoon reading)-Book of Jonah; Micha 7:18-20.

The prophecy begins with the words “Pave, pave, clear the way; remove the obstacles from the way of My people.” A reference to the Yetzer Hara (“evil inclination”) which must be removed to pave the way for sincere repentance. G‑d … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Parshat Vayelech (Shabbat Shuvah)-Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20.Isaiah 55:6-56:8

The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known as Shabbat Shuva or “Shabbat of Return (Repentance).” The name is a reference to the opening words of the week’s haftorah, “Shuva Israel — Return O Israel.” This haftorah is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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