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Haphtarah

[Sephardic Hebrew hahf-tah-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hahf-taw-ruh, -toh-]
noun, plural Haph·ta·roth, Haph·ta·rot, Haph·ta·ros [Sephardic Hebrew hahf-tah-rawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew hahf-taw-rohs, -roht, -toh-] /Sephardic Hebrew hɑf tɑˈrɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew hɑfˈtɔ roʊs, -roʊt, -ˈtoʊ-/, Haph·ta·rahs. Judaism.
  1. Haftarah.
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Haftarah

or Haph·ta·rah

[Sephardic Hebrew hahf-tah-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hahf-taw-ruh, -toh-]
noun, plural Sephardic Hebrew Haf·ta·roth, Haf·ta·rot [hahf-tah-rawt] /hɑf tɑˈrɔt/, Ashkenazic Hebrew Haf·ta·ros [hahf-taw-rohs, -toh-] /hɑfˈtɔ roʊs, -ˈtoʊ-/, English Haf·ta·rahs. Judaism.
  1. a portion of the Prophets that is chanted or read in the synagogue on the Sabbath and holy days immediately after the Parashah.
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Origin of Haftarah

First recorded in 1890–95, Haftarah is from the Hebrew word Haphṭārāh literally, finish, ending
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Historical Examples of haphtarah

  • As these readings ended the morning service, they were called "the conclusion" (Haphtarah).

    History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)

    Heinrich Graetz


British Dictionary definitions for haphtarah

Haphtarah

noun plural -taroth (-ˈtəʊrəʊt, Hebrew -taˈroːt) or -tarahs
  1. a variant spelling of Haftarah
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Haftarah

Haphtarah

noun plural -taroth (-ˈtəʊrəʊt, Hebrew -taˈroːt)
  1. Judaism a short reading from the Prophets which follows the reading from the Torah on Sabbaths and festivals, and relates either to the theme of the Torah reading or to the observances of the daySee also maftir
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