On Wikipedia, there is a list of haftarot.

For Ashkenazim, the list gives four customs: Ashkenazi, Polish, Frankfurt, and Chabad. Considering that Polish and Frankfurt sum up the major non-chassidic opinions, what is the opinion which is referred to only as "Ashkenazi"?


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I clicked through your link to the WP page; I think you're misreading the chart.

I don't think there are four sets of customs there; I think the list will write "A" for Ashkenaz when all three customs (Frankfurt, Chabad, and Poland) are the same, but is ready to use those letters to differentiate them when they're not the same.

I haven't checked that list against a list of minhagim (for example, what might be found in a Chumash), but I'm reasonably certain that I'm right.

  • Although, WP does say that the list is incomplete....
    – MTL
    Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 1:56
  • Well, the list would be incomplete, what with all of the unwritten customs from shtetlach or villages in the Middle East and North Africa. Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 2:23
  • However, my comment, was more where there was an instance of A, then AP and AF were different from that (I forget what Chabad was on) Commented Jan 15, 2015 at 2:24
  • Like for Breishit (cc @NoachmiFrankfurt).
    – Scimonster
    Commented Jan 21, 2015 at 19:52

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