Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Haftorah:

Haftorah Acharei Mos - Kedoshim
Amos 9:7

This week's Haftorah is from Amos chapter 9, and is the Haftorah for Acharei Mos. The basic theme of the two Parshios is the responsibility of the Jews to maintain a life style of Kedusha - holiness that sets them apart from all the other nations and grants them the right to live in Eretz Yisroel. Amos the Navi began by chastising the Bnai Yisroel for being no better than the Pilishtim or the Arameans. They too were saved from oppression and enslavement but did not cherish the opportunity that G-d had granted to them.

Amos began his prophesies in 3115 - 646 b.c.e. when Yeravam ll extended the boundaries of Israel (the Northern Kingdom) and under whose reign the kingdom of Israel flourished. Yeravam attempted to banish Amos from the kingdom because of his prophecy that Yeravam's kingdom would not last. Amos criticized the kingdom for persecuting the poor and immersing themselves in materialism and luxury.

Amos told the Jews that primary destruction would be directed against the leaders of the kingdom while the populace would be driven into exile. His presentation painted the exile of Israel as an act of preservation and kindness on G-d's part. Verse 9:11 is the verse that we add to the grace after meals during Succos that prophesies the rebuilding of the Davidic dynasty. The final words of Amos prophesy the coming of Mashiach and the return to Eretz Yisroel.


View all Haftorah Summaries

Subscribe to Haftorah-Summary and receive this weekly class via e-mail.


Haftorah Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler


 






ARTICLES ON SHOFTIM AND ELUL / ROSH HASHANAH:

View Complete List

The Gift of Time
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5773

High Holidays & Sound Investments
Jon Erlbaum - 0

Critical Followers
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5767

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Rabbi Frand on Rosh HaShana
- 5769

More and More Ourselves
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

In The Shadow Of Hashem
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5770

ArtScroll

The Art of the Deal and It's Impact
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Elul Its All Relative
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5769

Express Yourself
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

What is Elul?
Shlomo Katz - 5773

Blueprint for Utopia
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5773

Be a New Person
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763

> The Sounds of the Shofar
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

The Real Question!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5773

Poor Beginning, Wealthy End
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

Successful Search
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information