Parshas Bereishis

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. In the beginning G-d created separate and different creations. Each of these separate and different creations has its own…

Haftorah – Shabbos Shuva

Shabbos Shuva Hoshea 14:2-10; Yoel 2:11-27; Micha 7:18-20 This week’s haftorah quite appropriately focuses on teshuvah – repentance. In the previous verses, the prophet Hoshea strongly rebukes the Jewish people for straying after practices of idolatry. He predicts terrible tragedies for the Jewish nation because of their atrocious behavior towards Hashem. Hoshea concludes his harsh…

Parshas Netzavim/Vayeilech

Haftorah Yeshaya 61:10 This week’s haftorah marks the climax of a seven week series of reflection on Jewish redemption. In this final presentation, Hashem announces His personal return to the Jewish people. Now that every other dimension of redemption is in place, the time has finally arrived for Hashem to rest His Divine Presence amongst…

Haftorah – Parshas Ki Savo

Parshas Ki Savo Yeshaya 60:1 This week’s haftorah brings us to the concluding dimensions of Hashem’s encompassing efforts to comfort the Jewish people. The prophet Yeshaya shares with us a glimpse of the glorious era of Mashiach and reveals Hashem’s unbelievable sensitivity and concern for His chosen nation. Yeshaya begins, “Rise and project your light…

Haftorah – Parshas Shoftim

Parshas Shoftim Yeshaya 51:12 This week’s haftorah reveals to us another impressive dimension of our final redemption. The haftorah begins with the words of Hashem to the Jewish people, “I Myself am the one consoling you.” (51:12) The people were informed that Hashem would personally comfort them and return them from exile. Hashem continues and…

Haftorah

  Parshas Reeh Yeshaya 54:11 – 55:5 This week’s haftorah reflects Zion’s illustrious future during the Messianic era. The haftorah begins with a call to Yerushalayim to sing over the return of her masses. The prophet Yeshaya invites her to expand her boarders to allow for the overwhelming influx of Jewish people who are returning…

Shabbat Nachamu / שבת נחמו

Shabbat Nachamu (“Sabbath of comfort/ing) takes its name from the haftarah from Isaiah in the Book of Isaiah 40:1-26 that speaks of “comforting” the Jewish people for their suffering. It the first of seven haftarahs of consolation leading up to the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Haftorah

Parshas Vaeschanan – Shabbos Nachamu Yeshaya 40:1 This week’s haftorah introduces a special series of haftorah readings related to our final redemption. In this opening one the prophet Yeshaya delivers the Jewish people warm words of comfort from Hashem. After over one thousand years of exile the time will finally arrive for the Jewish nation…

Parshas Devarim Haftorah

Parshas Devarim Yeshaya 1:1 This week’s haftorah concludes the three week series related to the exile of the Jewish people and the destruction of their Bais Hamikdash. This final reading goes down on record as the strongest message of reprimand ever delivered to the Jewish people. The prophet Yeshaya depicts the moral conduct of the…

Parshas Devarim

Parshas Devarim Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person “goes up” to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading. 1st and 2nd Aliyot: Moshe recounts the history of the 40 years from after the 2nd Luchos,…

Parsha Summary

Pashas Masei Jeremiah 2:4 – 2:28, 3:4 Please note: There is no Parsha Summary for this week. Just the Haftorah. 2nd of the Tlas Diparanusa – Haftoras of Ill Tidings This week’s Haftorah is the second Haftorah forewarning the impending destruction of Yerushalayim. In the 2nd chapter of Yirmiyahu, the Navi detailed the extent of…

Parshas Masei Haftorah

Parshas Masei Yirmiyahu 2:4 This week’s haftorah continues the theme of the three weeks and introduces the month of Av. The prophet Yirmiyahu reprimands the Jewish people and reminds them, in the name of Hashem, of all of the favors they have received over the years. Hashem asks, “What wrong did your fathers find in…