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Isaiah: (7th century BCE) One of the greatest prophets, a contemporary of Hosea, Amos and Micah. His prophecies include the vision of the Merkavah and many descriptions of the Messianic Era.
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Pleads with the People, G-d's Complaints, Blames Leaders, Justice and Righteousness, G-d's Kingdom on Earth, Israel's Future Glory
A scion of the royal Davidic dynasty, Isaiah became one of the preeminent prophets of Israel during the first Jewish commonwealth.
Shabbat Chazon, the Shabbat before Tisha B'Av, and Shabbat Nachamu, the Shabbat after Tisha B'Av, both derive their names from the Book of Isaiah. Chazon ("Vision") is the first word of the first chapter of this book, and Nachamu ("Comfort ye") is the fir...
For an informed reading of Isaiah 57:14–58:14
Overview The haftarah for the morning of Yom Kippur begins with a number of themes: The prophet proclaims that we must “clear the way” and “remove the obstacles” from the “path.” Rashi takes this as a call to sideline and offset the evil inclination and t...
For the Morning Yom Kippur Service, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The Yom Kippur morning haftarah (from the book of IsaiahIsaiah 57:14-58:14. ) tells us what a meaningful fast is and what it can accomplish. There are also other messages that connect to the theme of Yom Kippur. If I were to sum up the haftarah in one sen...
For the haftarah of Yitro, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
“In the place where a person’s will is, that is where he is.”
In Judaism, leadership is not a luxury but a necessity. Ours is a small and intensely vulnerable people. Inspired, we rise to greatness. Uninspired, we fall.
For an informed reading of Ezekiel 1:1–28, 3:12
The reading speaks of the revelation to Ezekiel in which he saw the entire gamut of divine beings in what he describes as a “chariot."
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