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Rosh Hashanah Torah Reading Texts and Summaries

Rosh Hashanah Torah Reading Texts and Summaries

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Genesis 21:1–34; Genesis 22:1–24
Remembrance and laughter, banishment and benevolence, seven sheep and a well, the ultimate sacrifice and the origin of Jerusalem.
Readings for Rosh Hashanah Torah Reading Texts and Summaries
First Day
Tishrei 1, 5779
September 10, 2018

Haftarah:
Samuel I 1:1 - 2:10
Second Day
Tishrei 2, 5779
September 11, 2018

Haftarah:
Jeremiah 31:1-19
Torah Portion: Rosh Hashanah
From our Sages on the Parshah
And it came to pass after these things, that G-d did test Abraham (22:1)

Said Rabbi Jonathan: A potter does not examine defective vessels, because he cannot give them a single blow without breaking them. What then does he examine? Only the sound vessels, for he will not break them even with many blows. Similarly,G-d tests not the wicked but the righteous.

(Midrash Rabbah)