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Haftorah for Tetzaveh

Haftorah for Tetzaveh

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.


Chapter 43

10You, Son of man, describe the House to the House of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; let them measure its plan.
11And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, let them know the form of the House and its scheme, its exits and its entrances, and all its forms, and all its laws and all its teachings, and write it down in their sight so that they keep the whole form thereof and the laws thereof, and do them.
12This is the teaching of the House; Upon the top of the mountain, all its boundary round about shall be most holy; behold, this is the teaching of the House.
13And these are the measurements of the altar in cubits; the cubit, one cubit and one handbreadth, but the base one [ordinary] cubit, and such a cubit also for the breadth; and [likewise on] its border, [going] one span to its edge all around, and equally so the very top of the altar.
14And from the base on the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits; and the breadth, one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the greater ledge, four cubits; and the breadth, one cubit.
15And the altar hearth shall be four cubits, and from the altar hearth and above, the horns shall be four.
16And the altar hearth shall be twelve [cubits in] length by twelve [cubits in] breadth, square to its four sides.
17And the ledge, fourteen [cubits in] length by fourteen [cubits in] breadth, to its four sides, and the boundary around it half a cubit, and its base a cubit all around, and its ascent will look towards the east.
18And He said to me; Son of man, thus says the Lord God: These are the ordinances of the altar on the day when it will be made, to offer burnt offerings thereon and to sprinkle blood thereon.
19And you shall give it to the priests, the Levites, who are of the seed of Zadok, who are near to Me, says the Lord God, to serve Me, a young bull for a sin-offering.
20And you shall take of its blood and place it on its four horns and on the four corners of the upper edge and to the border around, and you shall purify it and make it fit for atonement.
21And you shall take the bull of the sin-offering, and he shall burn it at the end of the House, outside the Sanctuary.
22And on the second day you shall offer a he-goat without blemish for a sin offering, and they shall purify the altar as they purified it with the bull.
23When you have completed the purification, you shall bring near a young bull without a blemish and a ram without blemish from the flock.
24And you shall offer them before the Lord, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and offer them up to God as a burnt offering.
25For seven days shall you make a he-goat for a sin-offering every day, and a young bull and a ram from the flock without blemish shall they make.
26For seven days shall they effect atonement for the altar, and purify it and dedicate it.
27And when they have completed the days, then it shall be that on the eighth day and thenceforth, the priests shall make your burnt offerings and your peace-offerings on the altar, and I will accept you with satisfaction, says the Lord God.

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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