In the haftarah for Behaalotecha/Hanukkah 1 there is an unusual trope for the word zeh in Zekhariah 3:2:

וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־הַשָּׂטָ֗ן יִגְעַ֨ר יְהוָ֤ה בְּךָ֙ הַשָּׂטָ֔ן וְיִגְעַ֤ר יְהוָה֙ בְּךָ֔ הַבֹּחֵ֖ר בִּירֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם הֲל֧וֹא זֶ֦ה א֖וּד מֻצָּ֥ל מֵאֵֽשׁ׃

And the Hashem said unto Satan: 'The Hashem rebuke thee, O Satan, yea, the Hashem that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee; is not this man a brand plucked out of the fire?'

It looks like two commas next to each other. I have asked the teacher at my shul and have listened to some online chantings of the haftarah, and they just make it a tevir, but it's not. I found one online site calling it a mercha kefula but the attached audio is for its chanting in a Torah reading, not haftarah. Does anyone know how to chant it for haftarah?

  • related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/16802/759
    – Double AA
    Jun 2, 2015 at 3:31
  • Are you looking specifically for online audios? If not, I think "Trope Trainer" has all the trope notes in each of the modes (Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim, Esther, Eicha, etc.) From what I recall, it sounds like two tevirs one after the other. That somewhat makes sense as this note always follows a darga, and darga is typically followed by tvir.
    – DanF
    Aug 3, 2017 at 14:41

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Adapting and extending a comment by DoubleAA:

It's called, by different communities, "mercha kefula" or "trei taamei". You can hear it chanted, in the Haftara context you found it in, by Yeshiva University's R' Dr. Jeremy Wieder here, by Chabad's R' Michoel Slavin [here][4], or by the Sephardic Pizmonim Project's Meyer Kairey here.


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