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The Haftara of Mishpatim starts at Yirmiyahu Ch. 34:8 and continues to the end of the chapter. It then jumps to Ch. 33 verses 25-26, some 8 verses before it started.

Obviously we do not want to end at 34:22 "... and I shall make the cities of Yehuda desolate without an inhabitant".

We occasionally jump forward, like the week before - Yisro - where we go from 7:8 to 9:4.

The question is: Isn't there an issue jumping backwards? (I seem to have this in mind, but cannot find any reference to it.)

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May be of interest: Divrei Chaim blog: the haftarah that goes backwards. He brings S.A. O.C. 144 (but mentions M.B. #6 and #9, that say it's talking of a different situation, and not applicable today). He brings a "solution" in the name of R. Chaim Kanievsky to, instead, read on to the end of Ch. 35. (See also my comment there, referencing the Seder ha-Tefilah in the Mishneh Torah.) – Tamir Evan Jan 12 '14 at 9:42
Thank you @TamirEvan - your comment deserves to be an answer. – Danny Schoemann Jan 12 '14 at 13:56
Do all traditions have this Haftarah with the skip, or are you referring to a specific tradition? – Double AA Jan 12 '14 at 19:39
@DoubleAA I have a Tanakh, given to me by the IDF at the end of basic training, which gives the Haftarah for the Ashkenazic and Sephardic customs as described in the question, but for the Yemenite custom it gives Yirmiyahu 34:8-35:19. See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haftarah#Haftarot_for_Exodus – Tamir Evan Jan 13 '14 at 8:09

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