Parsha Talk Pesach Edition – Haftorah 2023 5783

Parsha Talk; with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry Chesler and Jeremy Kalmanofsky. While the Torah reading this week, Tzav [Leviticus 6–8], continues with a description of the principal sacrifices from the priests’ point of view [chapters 6–7] and a description of the inauguration of the Tabernacle [chapter 8], we went in a different direction. In anticipation of the upcoming festival of Passover, we discussed the six haftarot that mark the holiday: the haftarah for Shabbat Hagadol this week [Malachi 3:4–24], followed in turn by the haftarah for the 1st day from Joshua [5:2–6:1, 6:27], the 2nd day from 2 Kings [23:1–9, ,21–25], Shabbat Chol Ha-mo’ed from Ezekiel [37:1–14], the 7th day from 2 Samuel [22:1–51], and the 8th day from Isaiah [10:32–12:6]. It was a lot of page turning and a lot of fun. We hope you enjoy! We will be taking a week off for Passover, and will return in two weeks for Parashat Sh’mini. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Same’ach!