Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein General Introduction
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Bereishit: Redemption as Creation The haftara for Parashat Bereishit (Yeshayahu 42:5-43:10) is taken from the chapters of consolation in the book of Yeshayahu, and is a continuation of the series of prophecies that began with the prophecy of "Comfort, My people, comfort them, says the Lord" (Nachamu) (Yeshayahu 40).
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Noach: The Difference Between "Roni Akara" and "Aniya So'ara"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Lekh Lekha: Fear Not For I Am With You
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vayera: "He Is A Holy Man of God"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Chaye Sara: The Difference Between Individual Style and Common Values
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Toldot: "Rejoice With Trembling"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vayetze: "He Is Faithful With Holy Ones"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vayishlach: Esav As Brother, Esav As Other
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shabbat Chanuka Reading Zekharya's vision about the menora (Zekharya 2:14-4:7) as the haftara for Shabbat Chanuka is mandated by talmudic law (Megilla 31a).
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vayeshev: "Because They Sold The Righteous For Silver"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Second Shabbat of Chanuka
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vayigash: The Unity of Israel
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vayechi: Double Danger
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shemot: Idolatry and Hedonism
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vaera: "And They Shall Know That I Am The Lord" - The Seven Plagues in Parashat Vaera
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Bo: The Destruction of the Egyptian Kingdom The Difference Between Vaera and Bo
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Beshalach: The Blessed Volunteers
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Yitro: Nothing is Nearer than Him
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Slavery: The Haftara of Mishpatim The issue of slavery, featured at the start of Parashat Mishpatim, is also the theme of its haftara (Yirmiyahu 34:8-22), which deals with the release and subsequent re-subjugation of slaves in the period directly preceding the destruction of the first Temple.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Shekalim: An Egalitarian Obligatory Contribution
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Teruma: The Mishkan of God and the Mikdash of Shelomo
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Zakhor: Shaul and Amalek The haftara for Parashat Zakhor deals with two issues: first, the mitzva of wiping out Amalek and our attitude toward it; and second, the personal tragedy of Shaul, king of Israel, and his failure of leadership.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Para: On Sin and Redemption
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Tetzaveh - Sanctity in the Mikdash
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Hachodesh: Renewal of the Covenant and the Question of the Nesi'ut
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Ki Tisa - Eliyahu on Mount Carmel
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Vayakhel
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Pekudei - "An Eternal Abode": Human Involvement in the Resting of the Shekhina The haftara for Parashat Pekudei (I Melakhim 7:51-8:21) is the last haftara in the series of haftarot connected to the Temple. It therefore does not deal with its building, but rather with the ceremony of its dedication.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Tzav: "Yet They Did Not Hearken to Me, nor Incline their Ear" A rarely-read Haftara dealing with the abominations of Jerusalem.

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