Project Genesis

Haftorah Portion

Question: What is the relationship between the Haftarah portion and the Torah portion? How is the Haftarah portion chosen? What parts of the ‘prophets’ are included/ left out? And Why?

Answer: The relationship between the Torah and haftorah portion is that there was a period of time when we were not allowed to read our holy Torah. During this time the Rabbis, in their wisdom, chose a portion from the prophets that would reflect the message from that week’s Torah portion. As the people with whom G-d’s eternal covenant continues to go through history there continues to be people who wish to oppress us. Our goal needs to be to continue to follow the Torah that G-d gave to us and grow in our personal Judaism. Only this will finally bring the Mashiach speedily in our times.

Be Well,
Rabbi Litt

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