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Technically if there was a haftarah different from Shmini Atzeres (in Eretz Yisrael) or Simchas Torah (in the galus) assigned to V'zos Habrachah, then it would never be read. That would be since V'zos Habracha is never read on an individual Shabbas. However, I have never seen a reference to such a haftarah in any seforim or chumashim. One could also ...


No. There is no Haftara commonly printed (excluding a mistaken edition, or something) that isn't used at least occasionally by some community. Note that some are used very, very rarely, which perhaps might lead someone to doubt if they are ever used.


The mefarshim on this portion of Navi (Targum, Rashi, Radak, etc.) explain that the man who died was actually Ovadiah (see Melachim Aleph 18). He was the man who kept 100 true prophets alive during their persecution by Jezebel. He hid them in 2 caves. He also provided for all of their physical needs. The cost of secretly supporting them, not only risked ...

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