Home Subscribe Services Support Us
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Haftorah:

Haftorah Acharei Mos - Kedoshim
Amos 9:7

This week's Haftorah is from Amos chapter 9, and is the Haftorah for Acharei Mos. The basic theme of the two Parshios is the responsibility of the Jews to maintain a life style of Kedusha - holiness that sets them apart from all the other nations and grants them the right to live in Eretz Yisroel. Amos the Navi began by chastising the Bnai Yisroel for being no better than the Pilishtim or the Arameans. They too were saved from oppression and enslavement but did not cherish the opportunity that G-d had granted to them.

Amos began his prophesies in 3115 - 646 b.c.e. when Yeravam ll extended the boundaries of Israel (the Northern Kingdom) and under whose reign the kingdom of Israel flourished. Yeravam attempted to banish Amos from the kingdom because of his prophecy that Yeravam's kingdom would not last. Amos criticized the kingdom for persecuting the poor and immersing themselves in materialism and luxury.

Amos told the Jews that primary destruction would be directed against the leaders of the kingdom while the populace would be driven into exile. His presentation painted the exile of Israel as an act of preservation and kindness on G-d's part. Verse 9:11 is the verse that we add to the grace after meals during Succos that prophesies the rebuilding of the Davidic dynasty. The final words of Amos prophesy the coming of Mashiach and the return to Eretz Yisroel.

View all Haftorah Summaries

Subscribe to Haftorah-Summary and receive this weekly class via e-mail.

Haftorah Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler



View Complete List

A Final Solution
Rabbi Label Lam - 5760

A Beginning With No End
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Bereishis Tidbits
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759

> Chaos From The Beginning
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5762

Chochmah, Tevunah, and Daat
Shlomo Katz - 5769

Between Light and Darkness
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5758

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

A Tale Of Two Wives
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5774

Addressing the Jews
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763

Living Forever
Shlomo Katz - 5760

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Know that you Know Nothing
Shlomo Katz - 5755

A Tree Grew in Manhattan
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

The Uniqueness of Man
Shlomo Katz - 5766


The Final Letters Spell 'Emes'
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5773

The Origin of Life
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763

Reality Check
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763

Where are You?
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762

Project Genesis Home

Torah Portion

Jewish Law



Learn the Basics




Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base


About Us

Contact Us

Free Book on Geulah! Home Copyright Information