Summary of Haftarat Nitzavim

Summary of Haftarat Nitzavim Isaiah 61:10-63:9 The haftarah for Shabbat Nitzavim is the last in a series of seven successive haftarah readings that follow the Fast of Av and the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem. The Seven Consolations, each drawn from Isaiah’s Book of Consolations (Isaiah 40-66), offer words…

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Summary of Haftarat Ki Tavo

Summary of Haftarat Ki Tavo The haftarah for Shabbat Ki Tavo (“when you come”), is the sixth is a series of seven successive haftarah readings that follow the Fast of Av, and the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem. The Seven Consolations, each drawn from Isaiah’s Book of Consolations (Isaiah…

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Summary of Haftarat Ki Tetze

Summary of Haftarat Ki Tetze Isaiah 54:1-10 The haftarah for Shabbat Kie Tetze is the fifth in a series of seven successive haftarah readings that follow the Fast of Ave and the destruction of Jerusalem. The Seven Consolations, each drawn from Isaiah’s Book of Consolations (Isaiah 40-66), offer words of…

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Men are men and women are women

Tuesday August 22, 2023 5th day of the 6th month Elul 5783 Deuteronomy 22:5  “A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.           As I read this verse…

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Summary of Haftarat Shoftim

Summary of Haftarat Shoftim Isaiah 51:12-52:12 The haftarah for Shabbat Shoftim is the fourth is a series of seven successive haftarah readings that follow the fast of Av and the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem. The Seven Consolation, each drawn from Isaiah’s Book of Consolations (Isaiah 40-66), offer words…

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Summary of Haftarat Re’eh

Summary of Haftarat Re’eh The haftarah for Shabbat Re’eh is the third in a series of seven successive haftarah readings that follow the Fast of Av and the anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem. The Seven Consolations, each drawn from Isaiah’s Book of Consolations (Isaiah 40-66), offer words of comfort…

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Summary of Haftarat Ekev

Summary of Haftarat Ekev Isaiah 49:14-51:3 The haftarah for Shabbat Ekev is the second in a series of seven successive haftarah readings that follow the Fast of Av, and anniversary of the destruction of Jerusalem. The Seven Consolations, each drawn from Isaiah’s Book of Consolations (Isaiah 40-66), offer words of…

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Summary of Haftarat Massei

Summary of Haftarat Massei Jeremiah 2:4-18, 3:4 The Sages who created the synagogue setting ordinarily chose haftarah portions on the basis of some similarity in content between the passage and the weekly Torah portion. Instead the sages chose haftarah portions in connection with the catastrophic events of the destruction of…

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Summary of Haftarat Mattot

Summary of Haftarat Mattot Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 The LORD commissions Jeremiah to serve Him as a prophet, declaring that He has chosen him for this purpose since before he was conceived. Jeremiah objects on the basis of his youth and lack of public speaking skills. The LORD overrules the objections and…

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Summary of Hafatarat Balak

Summary of Haftarat Balak Micah 5:7-6:8 The haftarah for Balak begins with Micah’s description of the remnant of Israel dispersed among the nations. The people of Israel will be like life-giving dew to the nations of the earth, but they will also rise up like a  lion to defeat their…

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