24 03, 2014

The origin of reading a portion from the prophets in synagogues

By |2014-03-24T06:50:18-07:00March 24th, 2014|Thoughts|

                              The origin of reading a portion from the prophets in synagogues[1]     The Shabbat and holiday Torah reading service in synagogues is followed by a recitation from one of the books of the prophets and is called the haphtarah, or haphtarot in the plural. The name means conclusion,” and is so called because [...]

24 03, 2014

Tazria – Abarbanel’s interpretation of the Naaman tale

By |2014-03-24T06:40:05-07:00March 24th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                        Tazria                                                 Abarbanel’s interpretation of the Naaman tale[1]   Shabbat and holiday synagogue Torah readings are followed by a recitation from one of the books of the prophets. The reading is called haphtarah or haphtarot in the plural. The name means conclusion,” and is so called because it follows and ends the Torah [...]