In looking at this week’s haftarah, explore the concept of birth before labor, as demonstrated by the concept of labor pains in our stories.
This week’s haftarah compares the birthing of Israel in the generations recorded in the Torah with similar experiences in the haftarah.
This week’s haftarah is the final haftarah of the Three Weeks before Tisha b’Av and presents a parallel on dialogue between Isaiah and Eicha.
There is something disturbing in hearing basic tenants of human decency presented as revelatory. Our haftarah explores what is good.
We look at Leah’s children’s names and how its haftarah connection. Through this, we work on regifting God’s gift to the rest of the world.
The haftarah for Bechukotai is from the book of Jeremiah and discusses two words, Eikev and Enosh, and what these words mean.
This week’s haftarah explores human sacrifice. While the Tanakh seems to be mixed about it, God may command human sacrifice in this haftarah.
This week’s Haftarah, Isaiah, focuses on the promised destruction and regeneration. Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” depicts that.