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Haftarah Commentary Archive

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The Haftarah commentary has joined the weekly Torah Sparks as of October 2017.
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Haftarah Archive
The archive below begins with “Vayikra 5761” and ends with Haftarah Parashat Vayehi  5779″.
Haftarot after that date are archived on Torah Sparks.
To read the Haftarah Commentary for a given year, simply click on the year. On Shabbat Rosh Hodesh and other special Shabbatot, the Haftarah reading is different than the standard one listed for a given Parashah. See “Holidays” below. Entries for a particular week or Holiday are based on the Diaspora calendar unless otherwise noted.

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About the Commentaries

These study pieces are prepared by Rabbi Mordechai (Mitchell) Silverstein, senior lecturer in  Talmud and Midrash at the Conservative Yeshiva.  He is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Holidays & Special Shabbatot

Rosh Hashana I

Rosh Hashana II

Shabbat Shuvah

Yom Kippur (morning)

Yom Kippur (afternoon)

Sukkot I

Sukkot II

Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot

Shemini Atzeret / Simhat Torah

Hanukkah (1st Shabbat)

Hanukkah (2nd Shabbat)

Shabbat Shekalim

Shabbat Zakhor

Shabbat Parah

Shabbat Ha-Hodesh

Shabbat Hagadol

Pesach (1st day)

Pesach (2nd day)

Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesach

Pesach (7th day)

Pesach (8th day)

Shavuot (1st day)

Shavuot (2nd day)

Shabbat Mahar Hodesh

Shabbat Rosh Hodesh

Tisha B'Av