Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Topics from the Haftarot (REL296)
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify Biblical sources and articulate concepts derived from various Haftorah readings (selected sections from Prophets which are read from a separate scroll immediately following the reading of the Torah portion of the week); connect the themes in the Haftorah with their corresponding Torah portions; identify and relate the singular themes in the special Haftorot with their calendar dates; and compare and contrast various schools of thought regarding the Haftorah.
Major topics include the history of Haftaroth; prophetic promises; chronology of later prophets; blessings over the Haftara; power of repentance; importance of prayer; chessed; ongoing anti-Semitism; identity of Ovadia; nature and historical arc of Edom; requirements for prophecy; Jeremiah’s life and his rebuke; purity; tithes, testing G-d and belief in reward and punishment; Malachi’s historical context. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.