haftarah
or haftorah noun Etymology: Hebrew haphṭārāh conclusion Date: 1723 one of the biblical selections from the Books of the Prophets read after the parashah in the Jewish synagogue service

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  • HAFTARAH — (Heb. הַפְטָרָה), a portion from the Prophets read after the reading from the Torah (see torah , Reading of) on Sabbaths, festivals, and fast days. On Sabbaths and festivals it is read during the morning service, on fast days at the Minḥah… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Haftarah — The haftarah or (in Ashkenazic pronunciation) haftoroh (alt. haphtara, Hebrew: הפטרה‎; parting, taking leave , plural haftarot or haftoros) is a series of selections from the books of Nevi im ( Prophets ) of the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) that is… …   Wikipedia

  • Haftarah — La haftarah (en hébreu : הפטרה haftara ou haftarot au pluriel) est un texte issu des livres de Neviim (les Prophètes), lu publiquement à la synagogue après la lecture de la parasha, lors du chabbat ou des jours de fêtes juives. Le texte… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Haftarah — Seph. Heb. /hahf tah rddah /; Ashk. Heb. /hahf taw rddeuh, toh /, n., pl. Seph. Heb. Haftaroth, Haftarot / tah rddawt /, Ashk. Heb. Haftaros / taw rddohs, toh /, Eng. Haftarahs. Judaism. a portion of the Prophets that is chanted or read in the… …   Universalium

  • Haftarah — n. specific portion from the Prophets which is read in synagogue services immediately following the weekly Torah portion (Judaism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • haftarah — haf·ta·rah …   English syllables

  • haftarah — haf•ta•rah or haphtarah [[t]hɑfˈtɔr ə, ˈtoʊr ə, ˌhɑf tɑˈrɑ[/t]] n. pl. ta•rahs, ta•roth, ta•rot [[t] tɑˈrɔt[/t]] jud a portion of the Prophets read in the synagogue on the Sabbath and holy days immediately after the parashah • Etymology: 1890–95; …   From formal English to slang

  • Haftarah — /hafˈtoʊrə/ (say hahf tohruh) noun Judaism a section from the Prophets chanted during Sabbath services and festivals. Also, Haphtarah …   Australian English dictionary

  • Haftarah — noun a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah • Syn: ↑Haftorah, ↑Haphtorah, ↑Haphtarah • Instance Hypernyms: ↑excerpt, ↑excerption, ↑extract, ↑selection …   Useful english dictionary

  • Haftarah reader — (Judaism) one who chants the Haftarah (weekly reading of the Prophets following the weekly portion of the Torah reading) …   English contemporary dictionary

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