Monthly Archives: September 2016

Haftarah for Nitzavim

This week’s parasha is Nitzavim, “You are standing,” Deuteronomy 29.9 – 30.20.[i] The passage begins with Adonai renewing the covenant with all of Israel before they enter into the Land of Promise. It is important to note here the range … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Ki Tavo

This week’s Haftarah, the sixth of the “Haftarot of Consolation” is found in Isaiah 60.1-22,[i] which begins, “(You, Israel) Arise, shine, because your light has come!” But it is not Israel who is generating the light, but it is the … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Ki Teitzei

This week’s Torah portion is Ki Teitzei, Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19.[i] This passage covers a whole variety of issues dealing with social justice and concerns, marital and family relationships, and much more. It would be good, as you read through … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Shoftim

The Torah portion this week is Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9.[i] While there are quite a few nuggets in this reading, I would like to make note of only one. You are not to twist justice—you must not show partiality … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Re’eh

The readings for this week’s Torah Portion Re’eh are somewhat extended as it includes the special readings for Rosh Chodesh Elul, which begins at sundown on Friday, September 2nd. The Torah Portion is Deuteronomy 11.26 – 16.17[i] with the special … Continue reading

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