Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vayera – Learn Torah

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“Then go in; shut the door, with you and your sons inside; and pour oil into all those containers; and as they are filled, put them aside.”

The prophet Elisha cares for two widows in this week’s haftarah Vayera.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Beshalach – Learn Torah

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“Barak answered her: “If you go with me, I’ll go; but if you won’t go with me, I won’t go.”

The song of Devorah connects haftarah Beshalach to the Torah portion containing the Song on the Sea. Jono and Yoel discuss Devorah; judge and prophetess of Israel, and what we need to know about Hebrew root words and songs in the bible in this episode of our Light of the Prophets series.

Haftarah Bo, Jeremiah 46

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Bo – Learn Torah

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“Why has your strong one been overthrown?  He failed to stand because YHWH pushed him down.”

Jeremiah prophesies that Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon is sent to conquer Egypt in haftarah Bo.

Haftarah Vaera, Ezekiel 29

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vaera – Learn Torah

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“I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, you big crocodile lying in the streams of the Nile!”

The hubris, and therefore demise, of Egypt connects this week’s parashah and haftarah Vaera.  We look at the background of Egypt and the historical setting of this prophecy against Pharaoh Hophra in Ezekiel 29.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Shemot – Learn Torah

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“‘I passed by and saw you there, wallowing in your own blood; and as you lay in your blood I said to you, “Live!””

There are three traditional readings for haftarah Shemot.  We will examine the Yemenite traditional reading from Ezekiel 16.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vayechi – Learn Torah

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“The time came near for David to die; so he commissioned Shlomo his son as follows: “I am going the way of all the earth.  Therefore, be strong; show yourself a man.”

We look at the historic and textual background of the book of Kings and the end of the reign of King David as he proclaims his will to his son Shlomo in this week’s haftarah Vayechi.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vayigash – Learn Torah

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“Son of man, take a stick and write on it, ‘For Judah…”

If I’m not descendant of Israel, then what am I?   We answer this question and review the object lesson given to the prophet Yechezqel in this week’s haftarah Vayigash.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Miqetz – Learn Torah

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“All Isra’el heard of the decision the king had made and held the king in awe, for they saw that God’s wisdom was in him, enabling him to render justice properly.”

The wisdom given by YHWH connects Yosef in our Torah portion with this week’s Haftarah Miqetz in the famous story of King Solomon.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vayeshev – Learn Torah

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“Of all the families on earth, only you have I intimately known.  This is why I will punish you for all your crimes.”

We discuss oppression–what it is and what it isn’t–as we approach Amos’ prophecy of wisdom, counsel and correction against Israel in this week’s haftarah Vayeshev.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vayishlakh – Learn Torah

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“When that Day comes,” says YHWH, won’t I destroy all the wise men of Edom and leave no discernment on Mount ‘Esav?”

The prophet Ovadiah gives only one prophecy and it’s not to Israel.  We learn about the Edomites in this week’s haftarah Vayishlach.

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