September 21, 2023
September 21, 2023

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Rabbi Neil N. Winkler

Articles by Rabbi Neil N. Winkler

The Return of Israel … and of God

Parshat Haazinu As is true with Shabbat parashat Devarim (“Chazon”) and Shabbat parshat Vaetchanan (“Nachamu”), the first word of this week’s haftarah also lends its

A Geula of Tranquility

Rosh Hashanah II In general, when we recall the haftarot of Rosh Hashanah, we generally think back to the reading from the beginning of sefer

 Our Loving Father

Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech This week’s haftarah, the final one of the sheva d’nechemta, the seven haftarot of consolation, does not only close the post-Tisha B’Av period

Seeing the Unbelievable

I begin this week’s article with a question, wondering if any others have shared my experience—or not? During my first years after our aliyah, I

‘Pearls and Rubies’

Parshat Re’eh This week’s haftarah is a selection taken from the 54th and 55th perakim of sefer Yishayahu and is the shortest of the seven

Am Yisrael Chai … V’Kayam!

Parshas Va’etchanan Probing the Prophets With the haftarah of “Nachamu,” we begin the “Shiva d’Nechemta,” the post-Tisha B’Av readings of consolation that lead up to

But … They Are Still Talking

Tisha B’Av As I sat down to share thoughts about this week’s haftarah, it occurred to me that, over these years, I have never commented

No Shortcuts to God

Parshiyot Mattot-Masei This second perek of sefer Yirmiyahu—also the second selection of the pre-Tisha B’Av haftarot, comprises the bulk of this week’s haftarah—stands in contrast

The Start of Yirmiyahu’s Mission

Parshat Pinchas This week’s haftarah is—in a number of ways—a story of beginnings, or, better yet, of introductions. As the first chapter in the book,

Walking Humbly

By Rabbi Neil N. Winkler Parshat Chukat-Balak The Gemara in Makkot (24a-b) tells us something interesting about the final pasuk of this week’s haftarah: “Six