Others included Torah and Haftorah
readings, with blessings before and after each aliyah.
The Women's Haftorah
Commentary, (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publ.
At one point I felt it necessary to ask if they wanted to hear me recite my haftorah
We celebrated Passover each spring more as a cultural rite (waiting impatiently for the matzoh ball soup as Grandpa davenned the Hagadah), wore suits and ties on the High Holy Days in the fall ("out of respect," my mother said, and, boy, was it a scandal in the apartment house when my friend Mitchell was seen heading for the playground on Yom Kippur in dungarees), and the boys suffered through endless early evenings in Cheder, paying dues toward that one Saturday morning when the bar mitzvah boy would be called to read from the Haftorah
(when the congregation would be outnumbered by friends and relatives whose synagogue experiences were usually limited to such occasions).
Instead, it was followed by a very traditionally Jewish Torah service, complete with readers chanting from a Torah scroll in Hebrew and the reading of the Haftorah
portion, a selection from Isaiah.
Like a long singing from the Haftorah
, the 63-minute-plus "Kaddish" only explodes at the end, shuddering toward a dissolution that, here, is the only way to wholeness.
I designed my own invitations, inspired by a very Girl Power-y section of that Haftorah
about a woman named Yael who killed a Canaanite captain by driving a tent pin through his head while he slept: The invitations featured a cartoon of a fiendishly delighted Yael with a mouthful of pointy teeth, chortling and clutching a Buffy-like stake while standing over the sleeping soldier.
He clearly had links with Jewish religious life as a young boy because he celebrated his bar-mitzvah by reciting the maftir and haftorah
of Balak and there are records also that he played the piano at synagogue functions.
On her office bookshelves, alongside hundreds of scientific volumes, Davis keeps the Pentateuch and Haftorah
and the Siddur sim Shalom, the prayer book of the Conservative Movement.
Indeed, for bar/bat mitzva preparation a part-time rabbi is on payroll who travels to the kibbutz from Jerusalem to instruct in time honored Torah chanting and Haftorah
The connections between the Joseph narrative and the Solomonic judgment were recognized by the Rabbis when they made the latter section the Haftorah
for the former reading from the weekly parasha of the Torah, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
Dead Wrong: A haftorah
of rigidity and ritual, by Liel Leibovoitz