[b-hebrew] What happened to Jesus' haftarah ?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Aug 14 03:28:49 EDT 2005


At least do me the courtesy of spelling my name correctly.

How in the world do you know anything about how "hung up on rules" "my
branch" of Judaism is? What branch is that?

And, before you make this a personal attack on any branch of Judaism, please
notice that it's the article you're arguing with, not me. All I did was
bring an article, which I thought might be of interest, to the list. I never
wrote that I agree with everything that it says.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>;
<biblical-studies at yahoogroups.com>; "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 3:18 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] What happened to Jesus' haftarah ?

> Yigdal:
> I can think of a number of possible explanations why Jesus would have been
> reading that passage on teh Sabbath.     One is, the people in that
> synagogue weren't as hung up on this rule as you are!
> There was considerable variation within Judaism in the first century.
> Maybe Jesus' entire region would have been considered sacriligious by your
> branch of Judaism.
> Jesus belonged to a movement that opposed taking the law to ridiculous
> extremes.
> Yours,
> Dora Smith
> Austin, Texas
> villandra at austin.rr.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> To: <biblical-studies at yahoogroups.com>; "b-hebrew"
> <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2005 3:28 PM
> Subject: [b-hebrew] What happened to Jesus' haftarah ?
> >
> > Deliberate exclusion
> > A perusal of the list of haftarot read today reveals that the
> > chapter that Jesus recited in the synagogue in Nazareth is not read
> > on any of the days in the Jewish calendar on which a haftarah
> > follows the Torah reading that is, on none of the Sabbaths nor on
> > any of the major holidays or fast days. This statement also holds
> > true for the "special" Sabbaths during the year that is, when the
> > Sabbath coincides with rosh hodesh (the first day of the month),
> > Hanukkah, one of the intermediate days of Passover or Sukkot, etc.

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