Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Haftorah:

Haftorah Mikeitz
Kings I 3:15- 4:1

The story in this week's Haftorah is among the most famous in all of the Navi. In 2924 - 840b.c.e., Shlomo became king. Shlomo was twelve years old when he ascended ed the throne of Dovid, and his reign lasted for 40 years. During his reign, the Bais Hamikdash was built and an unprecedented era of peace and scholarship ensued.

The Haftorah begins after Shlomo's fateful dream. During the dream, G-d granted Shlomo anything he desired. Shlomo asked for wisdom and G-d granted his wish. Shlomo's wisdom would earn him the title of, "the wisest of all men."

The very first test of Shlomo's genius was the classic Solomonic resoluton of, "Cut the child in half." The nation was awed by his divinely inspired wisdom and recognized their young king as the true heir to the throne of Dovid.

The connection between this story and our Parsha is the relationship between dreams, destiny, success, and international recognition. In both the Parsha and the Haftorah, dreams are divine indicators. Yoseph's interpretations of Pharaoh's dreams are reflections of his divine inspiration and wisdom. Shlomo's insight into the psychology and love of a mother were equally a reflection of divine wisdom.


View all Haftorah Summaries

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


Haftorah Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler


 

ARTICLES ON BAMIDBAR AND SHAVUOS:

View Complete List

The Wilderness Within
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5769

Becoming The Head of The Household
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5765

Behind the Numbers
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5761

Looking for a Chavrusah?

In the Wilderness
Shlomo Katz - 5768

Identity Crisis
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5761

Fruitful Living
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

A Cut Amongst the Rest
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

Eventually, We Get There!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

Fire, Water, and the Desert
Shlomo Katz - 5759

ArtScroll

Human Nature
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

Growth Through Reading
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5760

Yissachor-Zevulun: The Hyphenated Tribe / Lucky Strike? No Way
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5775

> At Any Given Moment
Rabbi Label Lam - 5762

The Key to Life
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5759

Dessert, Desert, and Deserters
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5757

The Guarantors
Shlomo Katz - 5773



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