Monthly Archives: June 2016

Haftarah for Korach

A few weeks ago, in Parashat Behaalotecha, Joshua expressed concern over Eldad’s and Medad’s prophesying in the camp and encouraged Moshe to stop their prophesying. Much to Joshua’s surprise, Moshe’s answer was, “Are you jealous on my behalf? If only … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Shelach

This week’s portion, Shelach, Numbers 13.1 through 15.41, contains a variety of events, but none as life changing as the spying mission that Moshe permitted at Adonai’s command. At first glance, the mission seemed to be successful. However, even though … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Naso

The connection between this week’s Torah portion, Naso, (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) and Haftarah (Judges 13:2-25) is the Nazirite vow from Numbers 6 and the birth narrative of Samson (Shimshon). Before beginning with the haftarah, we need to back up … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Bamidbar

This week’s Torah portion is Bamidbar, Numbers 1.1 through 4.20[i]. The Haftarah reading is Hosea 2.1-22. On one hand, this week’s portion is a real page turner – there are a couple of censuses, which are always exciting, instructions for … Continue reading

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