Rachel’s Lament: The Mysterious Last Day of the Festival

Every year, on each Sabbath, festival, and fast day in Jewish tradition, the reading of Torah is followed by the Haftarah, a reading of selections from the Nevi’im (Prophets). The word Haftarah means “parting”, or “taking leave”, because it is the final reading from the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible). On the new moon festival of Yom… Read More Rachel’s Lament: The Mysterious Last Day of the Festival