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  • Haftarah Parashat Va’et-hannan

    Haftarah Parashat Va’et-hannan Shabbat Nahamu July 28, 2018 | 16 Av 5778 Isaiah 40:1-26 This Shabbat marks the first Shabbat after the fast of Tisha b’Av – the fast in which we mourn the destruction of the two Temples and the loss of Jewish nationhood for close to two thousand years. This long period had […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Devarim

    Haftarah Parashat Devarim Shabbat Hazon July 21, 2018 | 9 Av 5778 Isaiah 1:1-27 The prophets are often hard reading, not only because their messages are difficult to decipher, but also because their messages are frequently grating to our sensibilities. The special haftarah for the Shabbat before Tisha b’Av comes from the first chapter of […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Matot-Masei

    Haftarah Parashat Matot-Masei July 14, 2018 | 2 Av 5778 Jeremiah 2:4 – 3:4 In this week’s haftarah, the second of the 3 special haftarot which precede Tisha b’Av, Jeremiah expresses God’s bitterness over the nation’s religious disloyalty. God had redeemed them and settled them in their land. The people, in return, both betrayed Him […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Pinchas

    Haftarah Parashat Pinchas July 7, 2018 | 24 Tammuz 5778 Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 This Shabbat we read the first of the three special haftarot for the period between Shiva Asar b’Tammuz and Tisha b’Av. These haftarot, known as the “Tlata d’Poranuta” – the “Three [haftarot] of Admonition” mark the period between the breaching of the walls […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Balak

    Haftarah Parashat Balak June 30, 2018 | 17 Tammuz 5778 Micah 5:6-6:8 In Micah’s prophecy, “Shearit Ya’akov” – “the remnant of Jacob” – are made two seemingly contradictory promises: “The remnant of Israel shall be in the midst of many people, like dew from the Lord, like droplets on the grass which do not look […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Hukkat

    Haftarah Parashat Hukkat June 23, 2018 | 10 Tammuz 5778 Judges 11:1-33 Jephthah was not pedigreed. He was a self-made man who lived on the periphery of society after having been forced out by his half-brothers. Along with others like him, he became a formidable leader. And so, when Gilad was threatened by the Ammonites, […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Korach

    Haftarah Parashat Korach June 16, 2018 | 3 Tammuz 5778 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22 Positions of power carry with them the potential for dishonest and disreputable behavior. Even honest leaders must worry about their reputations. Moses and Samuel, who served their people as both prophets and political leaders, were indisputably honest. Still, simply being a leader […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Shelah lekha

    Haftarah Parashat Shelah lekha Shabbat Mervarekhim Hahodesh June 9, 2018 | 26 Sivan 5778 Joshua 2:1-24 Almost everyone has heard of Ruth the Moabite. In the rabbinic tradition, she became the paradigm for the ideal convert to Judaism when she refused to leave her mother-in-law after the death of her husband, saying: “your people shall […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Beha’alotekha

    Haftarah Parashat Beha’alotekha June 2, 2018 | 19 Sivan 5778 Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Zechariah was a prophet of visions. Angels presented him with symbolic images, asking him to interpret them. Generally, he was baffled by the vision’s significance until the angel explained it to him. In the last of the visions in this week’s haftarah, Zechariah […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Naso

    Haftarah Parashat Naso May 26, 2018 | 12 Sivan 5778 Judges 13:2-25 Parshat Naso introduces us to the vow of the Nazir, through which a person can take upon him/herself abstinence from grape products, haircutting, and ritual impurity incurred from coming into contact with the dead: all for a finite amount of time – usually […] Continue Reading »