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On which dates is the Haftorah chanted?

by Rabbi Simcha Bart


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The Haftorah is read at the conclusion of the Torah reading during the Shabbat and major holiday1 morning service. On fast days the Haftorah is read after the afternoon Torah reading. On Yom Kippur and Tishah B'Av, it is read both after the morning and afternoon Torah readings.


  • 1. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, first and last days of Sukkot, first and last days of Passover, and Shavuot.


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(pl: Shabbatot). Hebrew word meaning "rest." It is a Biblical commandment to sanctify and rest on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. This commemorates the fact that after creating the world in six days, G-d rested on the seventh.
Torah is G–d’s teaching to man. In general terms, we refer to the Five Books of Moses as “The Torah.” But in truth, all Jewish beliefs and laws are part of the Torah.
Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement. This late-autumn high-holiday is the holiest day of the year. We devote this day to repentance and all healthy adults are required to fast.
Section from the prophetic writings that is read at the conclusion of the Torah reading on the Sabbath, Jewish holidays and fast days. The Haftorah contains a message similar to the weekly reading, or speaks of the current holiday.
The fifth month of the Jewish calendar, normally corresponding to July-August. The saddest month of the year due to the destruction of the Temples, and the many other tragedies which befell the Jews in this month.