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Noach Haftorah in a Nutshell

Noach Haftorah in a Nutshell

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Isaiah 54:1-10.

Forsaken Jerusalem is likened to a barren woman devoid of children. G‑d enjoins her to rejoice, for the time will soon come when the Jewish nation will return and proliferate, repopulating Israel's once desolate cities. The prophet assures the Jewish people that G‑d has not forsaken them. Although He has momentarily hid His countenance from them, He will gather them from their exiles with great mercy. The haftorah compares the final Redemption to the pact G‑d made with Noah in this week's Torah reading. Just as G‑d promised to never bring a flood over the entire earth, so too He will never again be angry at the Jewish people.

"For the mountains may move and the hills might collapse, but My kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of My peace collapse."

This is a synopsis of the Haftorah that is read in Chabad synagogues. Other communities could possibly read more, less, or a different section of the Prophets altogether. Additionally, specific calendrical conditions can cause another Haftorah to be read instead of this one.
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Eliezer Zalmanov for Chabad.org October 1, 2013

To David Yes, we believe everything happens because G-d allowed it. The question is why did G-d allow this great tragedy to occur.

And the answer is very simple: We don't know. And I challenge anyone that claims he or she does know, to say it to the face of the victims and their families. Reply

David Chester Petach Tikva October 1, 2013

My Unanswered Question Oct 15 2012 I asked what if HaShem was not angry. Does Eleizer seems to think that he should not give a reply in the name of G-d.

This implies that Eliezer thinks G-d was directly involved, blameless victims or not, yet my question is still unanswered. (The reference to chabad.org is unsatisfactory here, hence my question.) Reply

Timothy Sughrue Graham September 30, 2013

We appreciate this website and look to it daily ! Reply

Eliezer Zalmanov for Chabad.org October 17, 2012

To David We do not purport to speak in the name of G-d. The holocaust was a great tragedy and it is not our place, not anybody else's, to blame the victims. For more on this please see this link: www.chabad.org/64888. Reply

David Chester Petach Tikva October 15, 2012

The Holocaust and G-D's Promise The Holocaust caused almost half the Jewish population to cease to exist. If this was not a result of the anger of HaShem with the Jewish people, then what did it signify and for what was its cause? Reply

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