Summary of The Haftorah:
Isaiah 51:12 -52:12
G-d, speaking through Yishayuhu the Navi, contrasts the situation of Israel
while in exile to the way things will be at the time of Her redemption. In
many ways it continues the Parsha's theme of justice. "...Behold I took from
you the cup of weakness... and I will place it into the hand of those who
cause you to wander..." (51:22-23) Ultimately, Israel will be returned to the
Land and our oppressors will be punished.
In the last section of the Haftorah (52:7-9) the Navi prophesies the
coming of Eliyahu Hanavi who will herald the arrival of Mashiach and the
rebuilding of Yeruyshalayim. "How beautiful are the feet of the herald on the
mountains announcing peace, heralding good tidings, announcing salvation..."
Our soon to be announced redemption is the greatest consolation that G-d
could offer his children.