Home Subscribe Services Support Us
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Haftorah:

Haftorah Chanukah
Zechariah 2:14

This week's Haftorah relates to the theme of Shabbos Chanukah.

At the end of the Babylonian exile, 9 years before the story of Purim (3390-371 b.c.e), 40,000 Jews, lead by Zerubavel and Yehoshua the Kohen Gadol, returned to Israel. They began to rebuild the Bais Hamikdash, but Cyrus withdrew his permission and the construction was halted. Following the story of Purim and a prophecy from Chagay, the rebuilding resumed 18 years later (3408-353).

This week's Haftorah is the prophecy of Zechariah which preceded the inauguration of the second Bais Hamikdash. It describes the status of the Kohen Gadol and the people as seemingly unfit to carry out the service. Hashem (G-d) relates to Zechariah that in fact, Yehoshua and the nation are ready to resume full service in the Bais Hamikdash. The prophecy includes a vision of the Menorah with a continuous supply of olive oil, reminiscent of the miracle of Chanukah.

View all Haftorah Summaries

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

Haftorah Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler



View Complete List

Finding the Real You
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759

Why Booths?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

A Final Solution
Rabbi Label Lam - 5760


Division is not Good
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759

What Ends Must Have Begun!
Shlomo Katz - 5773

The Source of Our Blessings
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

> Where are You?
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762

To Rise or to Fall
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5755

Growing Through the Holidays: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkos
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Happiness Box
Rabbi Label Lam - 5760

Meaning and Purpose: A Good Beginning
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

No Doubt
Shlomo Katz - 5767

Looking for a Chavrusah?

All Beginnings Are Hard
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

In the Bias of the Beholder
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

Not Competition, Composition!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

A Deeper Look at Creation
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766

Project Genesis Home

Torah Portion

Jewish Law



Learn the Basics




Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base


About Us

Contact Us

Free Book on Geulah! Home Copyright Information