“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your Lord reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When God returns to Zion, they will see
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,
Visions: “The vision of Isaiah, son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 1:1) The prophet sees a vision of letters and uses Divine Inspiration to combine the letters into words he will express
It's now the second night of Succot and I await a visit from Isaac. It's fair to say that this visit is the one to which I look forward with most anticipation as Isaac is the least familiar of the Seven Guests. I wonder about...