Special Shabbatot
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein General Introduction Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
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). Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Second Shabbat of Chanuka Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Shekalim: An Egalitarian Obligatory Contribution Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
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. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Para: On Sin and Redemption Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Hachodesh: Renewal of the Covenant and the Question of the Nesi'ut Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shabbat Chol Ha-Mo'ed Pesach: Shir Ha-Shirim What is the relationship between the dod and the ra'aya after the initial failure? The book answers that the dod did not forget his beloved, nor did he abandon her forever, nor did he even change her status in the wake of what had happened. Great is repentance out of love which draws man near to the Shekhina, and great is God's love and compassion for Israel that bears them for all time. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Marriage of Israel and the Holy One, Blessed Be He Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The First Day of Rosh Hashana Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Second Day of Rosh Hashana Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shabbat Shuva The haftara “Shuva Yisrael” depicts repentance stemming from trouble and distress, as opposed to “Dirshu Hashem be-himatze’o,” which presents a superior form of repentance. Why, then, is “Shuva Yisrael” read between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur? Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Machar Chodesh Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vaetchanan: Shabbat Nachamu - "Comfort My People, Comfort Them" The custom of reading haftarot of consolation after Tisha Be-Av is widely documented by the Rishonim and continues to our very day. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora