Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Haftorah:

Haftorah Mochor Chodesh

Being that tomorrow is Rosh Chodesh, the Haftorah is exclusive for a Shabbos that coincides with Erev Rosh Chodesh. The Haftorah is from Shmuel I Capt. 20. It describes the emotional parting between Yehonasan the son of Shaul, and Dovid, the future king of Israel. The Gemara states that the greatest love ever manifested between two people was the love that existed between Yehonasan and Dovid.

Dovid had already been anointed by Shmuel to succeed Shaul as king, and his relationship with his mentor, King Shaul, had deteriorated to the extent that Dovid had to flee for his life. Yehonasan, wanting to ascertain the extent of Shaul's hatred for Dovid, devised a plan, whereby Dovid would be absent from Shaul's Rosh Chodesh meal. If his father acted lovingly in asking about Dovid's absence, then it would be safe for Dovid to return. If not, Dovid would flee. In the end, Dovid was forced to flee Shaul's wrath. The extraordinary aspect of Yehonasan's love for Dovid was the fact that he protected Dovid with his life, even though he knew that Dovid would succeed Shaul as king, rather than himself.


View all Haftorah Summaries

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


Haftorah Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler


 
Sell Chometz Online


ARTICLES ON PESACH:

View Complete List

Why is this Night Different?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

And You Shall Tell Your Son
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5774

Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

Looking for a Chavrusah?

4 Seder Cups & 1 Yiddishe Cup
Jon Erlbaum - 0

Good ‘Till the Last Drop
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

Freedom and Speech
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

ArtScroll

Pesach Questions
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

The Great Shabat
- 5773

Elevated by Divine Command
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5770

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Beginning with Matza
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Pesach Food
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

Chased by the Taste
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

> Why On This Night Do We Dip Twice?
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5765

Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim: Once Upon a Time…
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

Break Free!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756

Rachtza Through Shulchan Orech
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755



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