This past Shabbat, we read the haftarah of Tetzaveh. If I have calculated correctly, I don't think there is any situation where this haftarah would be read during a non-leap year. I think that Tetzaveh would always be parshat Zachor in a non-leap year.

Am I correct, or have I missed something?

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A counterexample:

In 5781, Tetzavveh will be read on Shabbat 15 Adar and locations not celebrating Shushan Purim will read the ordinary Haftarah.

  • Is there a case in which the Haftarah is read everywhere?
    – DonielF
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 3:26
  • @Doniel I think only in leap years. The listed example is very rare. It's only when Pesach starts Sunday (rarest day) so there's an extra Shabbat before Pesach and only in a "Chaser" year so the previous Rosh Hashana was on Shabbat so Vayakhel is joined with Pekudei after Tetzavveh is read. That's only 6.9% of non leap years.
    – Double AA
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 3:34

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