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Haftorah for Mikeitz

Haftorah for Mikeitz

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The following is the standard Haftorah for this week's Torah reading. However, various calendar-based considerations occasionally cause different Haftorahs to be substituted for the standard ones.

I Kings

Chapter 3

15. And Solomon awoke, and behold (it was) a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.
16. Then came two women, harlots, to the king, and stood before him.
17. And the one woman said, "Oh, my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I gave birth to a child with her in the house.
18. And it came to pass the third day after I had given birth, that this woman gave birth also; and we (were) together, (there was) no stranger with us in the house, besides us two in the house.
19. And this woman's son died at night; because she had lain on him.
20. And she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom.
21. And I rose in the morning to nurse my son, and behold he was dead, but I looked closely at him in the morning, and behold, it was not my son whom I had borne."
22. And the other woman said, "Not so, the living (is) my son, and the dead (is) your son," and this one said, "Not so, the dead (is) your son, and the living (is) my son." Thus they spoke before the king.
23. And the king said, "This one says, 'This (is) my son that lives, and your son (is) the dead, and the other says, 'Not so, your son (is) the dead, and my son (is) the living.' "
24. And the king said, "Fetch me a sword." And they brought a sword before the king.
25. And the king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
26. And the woman whose son (was) the live one, said to the king, for her compassion was aroused for her son, and she said, "O my lord, give her the living child, and by no means slay him." But the other said, "Let it be neither mine nor yours, divide (it)."
27. And the king answered and said, "Give her the living child, and by no means slay him: she (is) his mother."
28. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king; for they saw that the wisdom of God (was) in him to do judgment.

Chapter 4

1. And King Solomon was king over all Israel.

Please note: These Haftorah texts follow Chabad custom. Other communities could possibly read more, less, or a different section of the Prophets altogether. Please consult with your rabbi.
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