Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Haftorah:

Haftorah Chanukah
Zechariah 2:14

This week's Haftorah relates to the theme of Shabbos Chanukah.

At the end of the Babylonian exile, 9 years before the story of Purim (3390-371 b.c.e), 40,000 Jews, lead by Zerubavel and Yehoshua the Kohen Gadol, returned to Israel. They began to rebuild the Bais Hamikdash, but Cyrus withdrew his permission and the construction was halted. Following the story of Purim and a prophecy from Chagay, the rebuilding resumed 18 years later (3408-353).

This week's Haftorah is the prophecy of Zechariah which preceded the inauguration of the second Bais Hamikdash. It describes the status of the Kohen Gadol and the people as seemingly unfit to carry out the service. Hashem (G-d) relates to Zechariah that in fact, Yehoshua and the nation are ready to resume full service in the Bais Hamikdash. The prophecy includes a vision of the Menorah with a continuous supply of olive oil, reminiscent of the miracle of Chanukah.


View all Haftorah Summaries

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


Haftorah Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler


 
Sell Chometz Online







ARTICLES ON PESACH AND THE OMER:

View Complete List

Pesach: The Obligation of Profound Appreciation
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

Rachtza Through Shulchan Orech
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

This Night
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Great Shabbat
Shlomo Katz - 5764

The Symphony Of Life
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5765

The Eternal Impact of the Exodus
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5763

ArtScroll

A Count of Anticipation
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Reading, Reviewing, Reciting
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761

The Great Shabat
- 5773

> Worth the Struggle
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

Relating the Chain of Events: Part 2
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

The Great Shabbos
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Inherent and Essential Contradictions
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5770

Providing for the Needy
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

“Letter to my Son Akiva” (born 10 years ago, on Erev LAG B’OMER)
Jon Erlbaum - 5771

Ordering Priorities
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information