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 NOACH:

View Complete List

Saved From a Rainy Day
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Noach's Lessons for Our Day
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

The Best Policy
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5765

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Joint Efforts
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5772

Building Towers - For What?
- 5774

Rabbi Frand on Parshas Noach
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

ArtScroll

Choosing Sides
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5771

Understanding the Faith of Noach
Rabbi Yosef Kalatsky - 5763

Raising Children: The Secret of Success
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Din of the Din
Rabbi Label Lam - 5775

New Beginnings
Shlomo Katz - 5762

A Place To Be
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5775

> Window to the World
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

The Ideal Way of Life
Shlomo Katz - 5768

Making Something of Nothing
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5764

Beyond Youth
Rabbi Label Lam - 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