Transcribed and unedited: They are called the Sheva D’Nechemta, the seven haftarot of comfort. I think it is a fair assumption to say that if they take us from TishaB’Av to Rosh Hashanah, that in some way the haftarot are a lesson in how to
Transcribed and unedited: Our haftarah begins with chapter fifty-four in Yishayahu, verse eleven. Ohnee’a Sa’ara Lo Nuchama, “you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted.” What is that opening verse describing?
Transcribed and unedited: The second of the Seven Haftarot of Nechama - Comfort begins in Isaiah, chapter forty-nine, verse fourteen. Read an unbelievable haftarah: VaTomer Tzion, and Tzion says, AzavaneeHashem, G-d has left me,
I am making an assumption which is that if this is where we learn how G-d comforts us, then all of the laws of Neechum Avaylim, comforting mourners, have to be here as well. Since this is where we learn how G-d comforts us,
The 5th of Nisan is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt, the Ohev Yisrael: Who can measure the great love and deep longings that the Creator of all worlds has for Israel, “the children of Abraham
From a lecture on the Midot Hayom 1995: Rabbi Avin Halevi said: Whoever tries to force the sha’ah, the sha’ah will force him away. (Brachot ) Meaning, if you try to control the future, the future will ultimately control
Transcribed from a Midot Hayom lecture 1995: Rabbi Elazar said: Whoever who has compassion on someone who is cruel will eventually will become cruel to those who have compassion. As it is written, “But Saul and the people