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  • Haftarah Parashat Behar – Behukkotai

    Haftarah Parashat Behar – Behukkotai
 (outside of Israel) Shabbat Mevarekhim Hahodesh May 12, 2018 | 27 Iyyar 5778 Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 Jeremiah is hard on his nation. He recognizes their sins and has the foresight to understand the repercussions of his people’s wrongheadedness. Still, it is hard to convince his fellows of the implications of their tragic […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Emor

    Haftarah Parashat Emor (outside Israel) May 5, 2018 | 20 Iyyar 5778 Ezekiel 44:15-31 After the formation of the people as a nation at Sinai and the establishment of the Mishkan (Sanctuary) in the desert, the Kohanim (priests) acted as the religious leaders of the people of Israel. Both this week’s Torah portion and its […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Aharei Mot – Kedoshim

    Parashat Aharei Mot – Kedoshim  (Outside of Israel) Haftarah | Amos 9:7-15 April 29, 2018 / 13 Iyar 5778 For a people who adapted so well to living outside our homeland (so much so that we stopped calling it “galut/exile” and call it “tefutzah/ diaspora” instead), it is sometimes hard to understand the pain of […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Tazria & Metsora

    Haftarah Parashat Tazria & Metsora (Diaspora) 2 Kings 7:3-20 April 21, 2018 / 6 Iyar 5778 This week’s haftarah portrays the miraculous rescue of four lepers trapped between the invading army of Aram (Syria) and the besieged inhabitants of the city of Samaria. We are privy to the thoughts of these lepers as they contemplate […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Shemini

    Haftarah Parashat Shemini Shabbat Mahar Hodesh Shabbat Mevarekhim Hahodesh April 14, 2018 | 29 Nisan 5778 1 Samuel 20:18-42 The rabbinic sages paid very close attention to how the characters in the Tanakh (Bible) expressed themselves, looking for potential lessons to be learned. In our Haftarah, when King Saul notices that David is absent from […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Pesach I

    Haftarah Pesach I March 31, 2018 | 15 Nisan 5778 Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-2-6:1, 6:27 Joshua, Moshe’s protégé, was chosen to lead the people after Moshe’s death. Moshe had led them during the process of the exodus – through the political machinations in dealing with Pharaoh, the preparations for the sojourn, the circumcision of the males […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Tsav Shabbat Hagadol

    Haftarah Parashat Tsav Shabbat Hagadol March 24, 2018 | 8 Nisan 5778 Malachi 3:4-24, 23 The haftarah for Shabbat HaGadol (The Great Shabbat) – the Shabbat which precedes Pesach comes from the end of the last of the Minor Prophets, Malachi. His message was preached sometime during the Second Temple period and is messianic in […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Vayikra

    Haftarah Parashat Vayikra Shabbat Rosh Hodesh Shabbat Hahodesh March 17, 2018 | 1 Nisan 5778 Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 The second part of this week’s special haftarah for Shabbat HaHodesh, the last of the four special maftir readings leading up to Pesach, reads like the stage directions for special events. It tells us which of the gates […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Vayakhel & Pekudei

    Haftarah Parashat Vayakhel & Pekudei Shabbat Parah Shabbat Mevarekhim Hahodesh March 10, 2018 | 23 Adar 5778 Ezekiel 36:16-38 This Shabbat, our maftir Torah reading is Parshat Parah which describes the rite of the Red Heifer – the only means to purify individuals who became ritually impure through contact with the dead. The reading’s placement, […] Continue Reading »

  • Haftarah Parashat Ki tissa

    Haftarah Parashat Ki Tissa March 3, 2018 | 16 Adar 5778 1 Kings 18:1-39 Since its very beginnings, the Jewish tradition has had to struggle against idolatry. It might even be said that the real “original sin” for Jews was not to be found in the story of Adam and Eve but rather in the […] Continue Reading »