When davening alone one should read Kriat HaTorah without the Brachot from a Chumash. When doing the same on a day when the Haftara is read, should one also read the Haftara but omit the Brachot, should one completely omit the Haftara, or should one read it with the Brachot?

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    How do you know your first sentence is true? Please edit your post to justify this motivating premise. I mean, why not ask about the Torah reading part too?
    – Double AA
    Mar 13, 2020 at 12:32
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    What do you mean "omit the Haftara"? One can pick up a nach and read some, whenever.
    – rosends
    Mar 13, 2020 at 15:00
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    You certainly should not say berachot on haftara unless it was preceded by Keriat hatorah from a sefer torah. See Rema OC 284:1
    – Joel K
    Mar 13, 2020 at 15:10

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The accepted halacha is that without a minyan one should not say a brachah the source is. Talmud, Megillah ibid.

There is no issue with reading the Haftorah and it would be nice to read it.

I can't find a source saying that it's required for the individual to read the Haftorah if there is no minyan. There is for sure no problem if one reads it without the Brachot.

  • On which page in Talmud Megillah can I find that ruling?
    – Double AA
    Mar 15, 2020 at 15:30
  • it can be found on daf 24 Mar 15, 2020 at 15:38
  • another source is shulchan aruch 284-3 Mar 15, 2020 at 15:44
  • לֹא נִתְקְנָה הַהַפְטָרָה אֶלָּא בְּצִבּוּרכ,9 אַחַר שֶׁקָּרְאוּ בְּסֵפֶר תּוֹרָה,כא אֲבָל אִם לֹא קָרְאוּ בְּסֵפֶר תּוֹרָה אֶלָּא בְּחֻמָּשׁ בְּלֹא בְרָכָה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנִּתְבָּאֵר בְּסִמָּן קמ"גכב,10 – לֹא יֹאמַר הַהַפְטָרָה עִם בִּרְכוֹתֶיהָ.11 אֲבָל בְּלֹא בִרְכוֹתֶיהָ יְכוֹלִים לְאָמְרָהּ.כג וְנָכוֹן הַדָּבָר שֶׁיֹּאמְרוּהָ,כד שֶׁלֹּא תִשְׁתַּכַּח לָהֶם תּוֹרַת הַהַפְטָרָה.כה אֲבָל אִם קָרָא בְּסֵפֶר תּוֹרָה פָּסוּל,12 וְעַל דֶּרֶךְ שֶׁנִּתְבָּאֵר בְּסִמָּן קמ"גכו – יֹאמְרוּ הַהַפְטָרָה עִם בִּרְכוֹתֶיהָ,כז 13כְּמוֹ שֶׁנִּתְבָּאֵר שָׁם:כח, Mar 15, 2020 at 15:45

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