Actually, Miketz does not always fall out on Chanukah. It appears that whoever told me that was mistaken. :)
Rashi to Shmuel Aleph 15:3 explains that the Amalekites were sorcerers and were capable of disguising themselves as animals - and for this reason Shaul was commanded to kill even the animals.
In his commentary to Devarim 25:19 he brings another explanation: The eradication of the memory of Amaleik had to be absolute, and even if animals remained alive they ...
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 ...
The minimum number of verses that you'd need is at most three.
Yirmeyahu 32:8 (Haftara for Behar) to get Munach, Telisha-Gedola, Kadma, Azla, Zarka, Segol, Pazeir, Munach-Legarmeih, Revi'i, Gershayim, Darga, Tevir, Merkha, Tipcha, Etnachta, Zakeif-Gadol, Sof-Pasuk.
Yeshayahu 55:10 (Haftara for fast days at Mincha) to get Telisha-Ketana, Pashta, Zakeif-...
Asked and answered here.
it seems quite likely that this is a later interpolation; it doesn't
appear in early prints of Rashi.
In several places, though, Rashi refers to לשון כנען, which was a
popular term at the time for the Slavic languages (based on the
equation of "Slav" with "slave" and the association of the latter with
Canaan). These ...
The Haftorah is very moving and probably hold the record for the most Jewish songs from one Haftorah! It especially relates to the Rosh Hashanah theme of Zichronos ("Memories").
First, (verses 1-13), the Haftorah discusses God bringing the redemption, which may connect to the theme of Zichronos, as it involves God "remembering" the Jews. ...
According to http://ohr.edu/1231, the Shlah says that their doing teshuvah inspires us to do it as well; and the Sefer HaTodaah ("The Book of Our Heritage") says that it's to show that you can't run away from G-d.
In Ashkenazi cantillation, the demarcation of the end of a recitation unit is technically no different than the end of any other verse vis a vis the cantillation marks themselves. There is therefore no strict requirement for them to be pronounced differently. However, it is a widespread custom that the concluding words of a recitation unit (whether a ...
You aren't the first person to wonder about this. The Levush wrote "All my days I wondered why I never saw in any place the practice to write the Haftarot like a proper book as we do for Esther" (OC 284).
In truth though having a full set of Neviim is expensive and already in the time of the Gemara (Gittin 60a) they permitted writing out just the needed ...
Supplemental to the answer, above, that lists the specific years, here's the general scenario:
The months of Cheshvan and Kislev can have either 29 or 30 days, each, and there are 3 configurations. To understand when and why they occur, see this Wikipedia article.
Briefly, if the 1st day of Rosh Hashannah occurs on Shabbat, and the year is "deficient", ...
As it says in the Unetanneh Tokef, Yom Kippur is Judgment Day for all, not just for Jews:
וְכָל בָּאֵי עולָם יַעַבְרוּן לְפָנֶיךָ כִּבְנֵי מָרון. כְּבַקָּרַת רועֶה עֶדְרו. מַעֲבִיר צאנו תַּחַת שִׁבְטו .כֵּן תַּעֲבִיר וְתִסְפּר וְתִמְנֶה וְתִפְקד נֶפֶשׁ כָּל חָי. וְתַחְתּךְ קִצְבָה לְכָל בְּרִיּותֶיךָ. וְתִכְתּב אֶת גְּזַר דִּינָם:
בְּראשׁ הַשָּׁנָה ...
The book שערי נחמה (page נ"ה section ט) says the following verses are the ones which are read in regular (non-sad) trop, according to the custom of the yeshivot (the ashkenazi ones, I assume) in Eretz Yisrael:
verses 16 to 19
verses 24 to 27
All other verses are read in sad trop.
According to this article at shemayisroel.co.il it is permitted for a blind person to read the Haftora from a Braille book or even by heart.
The one called to the Torah for maftir must know how to recite the
haftarah properly; he must therefore prepare the reading beforehand.
He should read the haftarah out loud with the rest of congregation
Kol Dodi on the Haftaros, by Rabbi David Feinstein.
According to the publisher:
In this masterpiece, the Rosh Yeshivah introduces each Haftarah, explains its historical context where necessary, shows its relationship to the Parashah, and offers an enlightening commentary in his own unique, original manner.
Read the Beur Halacha commentary on the same page in your link. He explicitly states that even if you make a mistake as the one you listed, the Haftarah is still the Chanukah haftarah. The reason is because of Pirsumei Nisa (proclaiming the miracle of Chanukah.)
He states that even if you accidentally recited the Rosh Hodesh haftarah in error, it's fine.
To learn from the Teshuvah of the city of Ninveh (Siddur Rashi, Machzor Vitri, Rokeach). The Tzeidah Laderech adds: if the inhabitants of Ninveh who were not Jewish could fully repent, how much more so us who stood before Har Sina etc.
To learn that one cannot flee from Hashem (Abudraham, Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Hatziyon 622:6)
The fact that the ship was in ...
We read Haftarot from all the 8 Nevi'im scrolls, at various times during the year. See Wikipedia for a list.
Three of the 12 minor prophets - תְּרֵי עֲשַׂר - are not included in any Haftarah.
Nachum - נחום
Zefania - צפניה
Chagai - חגי
In the קיצור ש''ע ילקוט יוסף in סימן רפד - קצת מדיני ההפטרה it says:
ה קטן יכול לעלות למפטיר ולקרוא את ההפטרה.
ולכתחלה אין להעלות למפטיר אלא מי שיודע לקרוא ההפטרה בעצמו. אולם בדיעבד אם זה שעלה מפטיר אינו יודע לקרוא את ההפטרה, יקרא אדם אחר, ומי שעלה מפטיר יקרא עמו בלחש. אבל לא יקראו שנים ביחד בקול רם, דתרי קלי לא משתמעי.
"Preferably the person ...
Absolutely nothing! The reason the three pesukim are added at the beginning is so that we don't have to add at the end.
To explain, consider Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 284:
מפטירין בנביא מענינה של פרשה ואין פוחתין מכ"א פסוקים אלא אם כן סליק ענינא בבציר מהכי כגון עולותיכם ספו על זבחיכם.
"We read the Haftarah from the Navi from the subject matter ...
I believe the short-and-sweet explanation is that the Haftorah of Acharei includes the gist of the Haftorah of Kedoshim.
Thank you Fred, for pointing to the Mordechai, Megillah 831 as well as the Mishna Brurah 428.26.
The Haftorah for Kedoshim refers to "the sinning city", and is just a litany of its faults.
We basically make that a closet Haftorah as ...
See the bottom of p. 3 – p. 4 of this article:
Avudraha”m explains that it does come from the meaning “to exempt”. At the time when the Haftarah was first instituted (some theories state that it was in effect during the period of the first Temple), Jews were prohinited from reading the Torah. Thus, reading from the prophets exempted them from reading from ...
Encyclopedia Yeudis says in the name of the Kalbo that there are 7 Brachos for the Haftora against the seven who had Aliyos. It says that the Brachos are mentioned in Mesechtas Sofrim 13.
המפטיר מברך שבע ברכות על ההפטרה נגד שבעה העולים לס"ת (כלבו) במס'
סופרים (פי"ג) נרשמו הברכות שאומרים לפני ואחרי ההפטרה (ויש שינויים
בסדור רב עמרם גאון), ומסיים "בא"י ...
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], or by the Sephardic Pizmonim Project's Meyer Kairey here.
R. Kaganoff in this shi'ur suggests that:
The stumbling of the evil is not inherently a bad thing, and, for this reason, this is considered an appropriate place to end the haftarah on Vayeitzei. Nevertheless, on Shabbos Shuva, ending with u’poshe’im yikashlu bam, the sinners will stumble, is inappropriate, because the first Shabbos of the year should have ...
I once read Megillat Esther privately to an elderly student of R Ahron Soloveichik who could not attend a public reading for health reasons. Before he recited the blessings he told me that R Ahron Soloveichik once reported to him that his grandfather, R Chaim Soloveitchik, believed that the blessings attached to the Torah readings are part of the Mitzva of ...
This is what I've found so far:
Torah.org Haftorah by Rabbi Dovid Siegel. The Rabbi:
presents a general overview of the Haftorah together with historic background
isolates a hidden theme of the Haftorah
Finds a common thread which runs through the haftorah and the weekly Torah portion.
uses commentaries and midrashic sources to reveals ethic and moral ...
The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains (Likuttey Sichos vol. 33 pg. 18, adapted in English here):
The Gemora (Chagiga 13b) explains the difference between the Merkava of Yishayahu and that of Yechezkel:
כל שראה יחזקאל ראה ישעיה למה יחזקאל דומה לבן כפר שראה את המלך ולמה ישעיה דומה לבן כרך שראה את המלך
All that Yechezkel saw Yeshayahu saw. What does Yechezkel ...
I did a luach chart for this.
When Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat, Simchat Torah is a Sunday (or Shabbat in Israel) so B'reishit is a whole week later, the latest date it call fall. When Rosh Hashanah (and thus Shmini Atzeret) is on a Thursday you start reading B'reishit at an earlier date.
When Rosh Hashanah is on Shabbat (or Monday) you never get 29 ...
The encyclopedia talmudica quotes a Teshuvas Hageonim which says the reason it is called הפטרה because during the Krias Hatorah it is forbidden to talk, but when we read the haftorah we are "released" - פטר from the prohibition. Thus the reason for the name.