Category Archives: Haftarah

Have you ever looked back on some of your prayers and then immediately went into ecstatic praise because Hashem chose not to answer them? Do you remember Moshe’s prayer during one of the numerous episodes of Bnei Yisrael’s grumbling over … Continue reading

Posted on by Aleinu | Leave a comment

Torah reading for this Shabbat is Vayeira, Genesis 18:1 – 22:24.[i] The haftarah is found in Second Kings 4:1-37 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is John 2:1–12. This week’s Thoughts could well be retitled, A Tale of Three … Continue reading

Posted on by Aleinu | Leave a comment

The Torah portion for this week is Lech Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27.[i] The haftarah is from Isaiah 40:27-41:16, and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is from John 1:35-51. I find the beginning of this week’s haftarah very interesting. If we … Continue reading

Posted on by Aleinu | Leave a comment

This week’s portion is Parasha Noach, Genesis 6:9-11:32. The Haftarah is Isaiah 54:1-55:5 and the reading from the Apostolic Writings is from John 1:19-34. The study below was prepared for the UMJC Weekly online study. Is the God of the … Continue reading

Posted on by Aleinu | Leave a comment

(The following was prepared by my wife, Rabbi Vered Hillel, for submission to the UMJC weekly Torah/Haftarah portion.) The haftarah for Parashat Ha’azinu is David’s great hymn of thanksgiving, praising Hashem for providing protection and deliverance from all the dangers … Continue reading

Posted on by Aleinu | Leave a comment

In Parasha Ki Tavo, “When you come…”, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8,[i] Moshe continues to encourage the children of Israel to observe the mitzvot ADONAI has placed before them as they prepare to enter into the land promised as an inheritance to their forefathers, … Continue reading

Posted on by Aleinu | Leave a comment

When we pick up a book, glancing through it to determine whether we would like to spend the time reading it, we may look over the table of contents as well as the chapter headings or introductions. However, it is … Continue reading

Posted on by Aleinu | Leave a comment