Hacking the Haftorah: LECH LECHA

Each week, a portion of the Torah (Five Books of Moses) is read publicly in synagogues on Shabbat morning. This Torah portion is followed by a reading from the Prophets that is called the Haftorah.

This series by Rabbi Michael Skobac explores the connection between the Parshat Hashavuah (the weekly Torah portion) and its Haftorah reading.

This video focuses on the Torah portion of Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 until the end of chapter 17). We summarize the Torah reading and then summarize its Haftorah which is from the Book of Isaiah, chapter 40 verse 27 until chapter 41 verse 16. We then seek to show the thematic connections between the selection from Genesis and the reading from Isaiah.

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