Summary of The Haftorah:
The 7th and final Haftorah of Consolation is from Yishaya 61:10 - 63:9.
Coming before Rosh Hashana, this selection perfectly focuses us on the
intended purpose of the High Holy Days.
We are dependent upon Hashem. He is the source of our protection, well
being, and purpose. His constant love and attention is evident in the miracle
of our survival and the strength of our limited numbers. As the Navi prepared
the hope which allows us to place tragedy in perspective, we prepare ourselves
to acknowledge Hashem's providence through Tefilah and justice. There will
soon come a time when we, as the Chosen People, will embrace the gift of G-d's
special attention. At that time the "...nations will see your righteousness
and all the kings your glory..."
Glory and honor are the byproducts of devotion and commitment. Our
responsibility in the coming days is to "...recount G-d's mercies and
praises..." Our goal is to acknowledge G-d and for G-d to proclaim "...Surely
they are my people... (63:8)