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Haftarah for Korach
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The Jews were so inspired by Shaul’s leadership that they retired to Gilgal, where they crowned Shaul again, this time unanimously. They offered sacrifices to Hashem and rejoiced there. Chapter 12 Now that Shaul had been crowned king, Shmuel was ready to withdraw from his role as Judge. (He would still serve as prophet, but […]
Haftarah for Shlach
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You may recall the Yehoshua was one of the twelve meraglim (spies), who were sent by Moshe to investigate the Land and its inhabitants in parshas Shlach (Numbers 13). Yehoshua and Kalev ben Yefuneh (Caleb) were the only two who delivered a positive report and were the only members of their generation to enter the […]
Haftarah for Beha’aloscha
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The end of this chapter refers to the Messianic era when Israel will rejoice and G-d will dwell among them. Many nations will join Israel in the worship of the One G-d, Who will dwell in their midst. G-d will again choose Israel and Jerusalem and the rest of the nations will be silent when […]
Haftarah for Naso
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A man named Manoach, from the Tribe of Dan, had no children. An angel appeared to Manoach’s wife and told her that she would have a child who would begin to save the nation from Philistine oppression; he would be a nazir (nazirite) from birth, so he should never eat grapes or drink wine and […]
Haftarah for Bemidbar
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G-d told Hoshea that the Jews would be as numerous as the sands of the sea and instead of “not My nation,” they will be called “the children of the living G-d.” In the Messianic era, both the dispersed of Judah and the “lost” ten tribes will be gathered together in Israel under one ruler […]
Haftarah for Bechukosai
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Jeremiah speaks to G-d and says that nations will come from the ends of the Earth, saying that they inherited lies from their ancestors; they will realize that a person cannot make a “god!” Therefore, they will know G-d’s power and that He alone is G-d. Chapter 17 The nation’s sin is deeply ingrained, as […]
Haftarah for Behar
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Here is the message G-d gave Jeremiah in prison: Jeremiah’s cousin Chanamel is coming to see him. He’s going to ask Jeremiah to use his right of redemption to purchase a field of his in Anasos. Sure enough, Chanamel showed up and asked Jeremiah as his close relative to purchase the field he was selling. […]
Haftarah for Emor
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The Kohanim, descendants of Tzadok, who remained true while the rest of the nation was straying, will serve in all priestly functions and matters of holiness. The priests are to wear linen vestments when they serve in the inner court; they are not permitted to wear wool. They must gird themselves in a place that […]
Haftarah for Kedoshim
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G-d spoke to Ezekiel and said that he should judge Jerusalem, which He called a city that spills blood. Ezekiel was to tell them in the Name of G-d that they have made themselves guilty through bloodshed and defiled themselves with their idols; because of their crimes, their time is almost up. G-d will make […]
Haftarah for Acharei Mos
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G-d says that the Jews are no different from anyone else. He uses the example of the descendants of Cush; we are all descended from the sons of Noah. Sure, G-d took the Jews from Egypt, but He also took the Philistines from Kaftor and the nation of Aram from Kir. We are all G-d’s […]