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


 

ARTICLES ON KI SISA AND PURIM:

View Complete List

Freedom of Religion
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5760

Our Whole Selves
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

A Community that Counts
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5771

Looking for a Chavrusah?

How Powerful I Can Be
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

Sweet Smell of Success
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5762

Sanctifying Through The Physical
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759

> Divine Distinction
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

The Game is Over
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

The Generous of Spirit He will be Blessed
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Mystery of the Golden Calf
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

Appreciate It While You Have It
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763

Fear of What?
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

ArtScroll

A Purim Lesson???
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

Complete Dedication
Rabbi Yosey Goldstein - 5756

Parashas Zochor: Doomsday Amalek
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5768

Feeling Inspired
Shlomo Katz - 5761



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