The haftarah for the second day of Passover begins after King Josiah learns of a historic Torah scroll that had been discovered in the Holy Temple. It chronicles the public reading of the scroll and the national movement toward return to G‑d that ensued.

Full of newfound inspiration, King Josiah had the idolatrous artifacts and priests removed from the Temple, and destroyed the other shrines that had been erected in Judea.

The king then encouraged the people to celebrate Passover as commanded in the Torah, something that had been neglected for generations.

The haftarah concludes by telling us that “there never was a king before [Josiah] who returned to G‑d with all his heart and all his soul and all his might, [to follow what was] written in the Torah of Moses, and there never afterwards arose another one like him.”