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Yeshayahu or Isaiah (Hebrew: יְשַׁעְיָהוּ, Greek: Ἠσαΐας, Ēsaïās; Latin: Isaias; "Yah is salvation") was the 8th century BCE Jewish prophet for whom the Book of Isaiah is named. According to the rabbinic literature, Isaiah was a descendant of the royal house of Judah and Tamar (Sotah 10b). He was the son of Amōts (not to be confused with Prophet Amos), who was the brother of King Amaziah of Judah. (Talmud tractate Megillah 15a). Within the text of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah himself is referred to as "the prophet", but the exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and any such historical Isaiah is complicated. The traditional view is that all 66 chapters of the book of Isaiah were written by one man, Isaiah, possibly in two periods between 740 BCE and c. 686 BCE, separated by approximately 15 years, and includes dramatic prophetic declarations of Cyrus the Great in the Bible, acting to restore the nation of Israel from Babylonian captivity. Another widely-held view is that parts of the first half of the book (chapters 1–39) originated with the historical prophet, interspersed with prose commentaries written in the time of King Yoshiyahu (Josiah) a hundred years later, and that the remainder of the book dates from immediately before and immediately after the end of the exile in Babylon, almost two centuries after the time of the historic prophet. (from the article "Isaiah" on wikipedia)

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תפילה לחודש כסלו עד סוף חנוכה | Prayer for the month of Kislev through the end of Ḥanukkah, by Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman (from Isaiah 60)

Contributed on: י״ב בכסלו ה׳תשע״ח (2017-11-29) by Aharon N. Varady (translation) | Shaul Vardi (translation) | Levi Weiman-Kelman | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman introduced the tradition of reading these verses from Isaiah during the month of Kislev through the end of Ḥanukkah in his Siddur Ha’Avodah Shebalev of Kehillat Kol HaNeshamah (R’ Levi Weiman-Kelman, R’ Ma’ayan Turner, and Shaul Vardi, 2007). The translation provided here was adapted from the one made by Shaul Vardi in Siddur Ha’Avodah Shebalev. –Aharon Varady. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Yitro (Isaiah 6:1-7:6 & 9:5-6): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: י״א בטבת ה׳תש״פ (2020-01-07) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Yitro, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Devarim (Shabbat Ḥazon, Isaiah 1:1-27), translated by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

Contributed on: י״ח בתמוז ה׳תשע״ט (2019-07-21) by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

On Shabbat Ḥazon, the Shabbat before Tisha b’Av, many Ashkenazi communities have a custom to read most of the haftarah (Isaiah 1:1-27) in Eikha trop, the cantillation used for the Book of Lamentations. There are many distinct customs, but one of the most common reads verses at the beginning and end in standard haftarah trop, as well as several verses in the middle, selected for their more hopeful message. This edition of the haftarah for Shabbat Ḥazon, along with its new translation, has the verses recited in Eikha trop marked in blue and the verses in haftarah trop in black. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Shemot (Isaiah 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: י״ט בכסלו ה׳תש״פ (2019-12-16) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Shemot, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat va’Etḥanan (Shabbat Naḥamu, Isaiah 40:1-26): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: י״ב באב ה׳תשע״ט (2019-08-13) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat va’Etḥanan, Shabbat Naḥamu, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Lekh Lekha (Isaiah 40:27-41:16): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: ג׳ במרחשון ה׳תשע״ט (2018-10-12) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The hafatarah reading for Parashat Lekh Lekha in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Bereshit (Isaiah 42:5-43:10): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: כ״ו בתשרי ה׳תשע״ט (2018-10-04) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Bereshit in English Translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Vayiqra (Isaiah 43:21-44:23): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: ט״ו באדר ה׳תש״פ (2020-03-10) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The hafatarah reading for Parashat Vayiqra, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Yom Kippur morning (Isaiah 57:14-58:14), a slightly midrashic translation by Arthur O. Waskow

Contributed on: כ״ד באלול ה׳תשע״א (2011-09-23) by Arthur Waskow | the Shalom Center | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

As we move not just toward a new “year” (shanah) but toward a moment when repetition (sheni) becomes transformation (shinui), I hope we will remember the roots of Jewish renewal in the upheavals of the 1960s as well as the upheavals of the 1760s, the roots of Judaism in the great “political” speeches of the Prophets, and the teachings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who said that in a great civil rights march his legs were praying, and who argued again and again that “spirituality” and “politics” cannot be severed. As Heschel also said, “Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive.” . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Devarim (Shabbat Ḥazon, Isaiah 1:1-27): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: ד׳ באב ה׳תשע״ט (2019-08-04) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Devarim, Shabbat Ḥazon, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Shoftim (Isaiah 51:12-52:12): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: ג׳ באלול ה׳תשע״ט (2019-09-02) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Shoftim, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Éqev (Isaiah 49:14-51:3): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: י״ט באב ה׳תשע״ט (2019-08-19) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Éqev, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Ki Tetsei (Isaiah 54:1-10): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: ח׳ באלול ה׳תשע״ט (2019-09-07) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Ki Tetsei, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Noaḥ (Isaiah 54:1-55:5): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: ל׳ בתשרי ה׳תשע״ט (2018-10-09) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The hafatarah reading for Parashat Noaḥ in English Translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat R’éh (Isaiah 54:11-55:5): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: כ״ה באב ה׳תשע״ט (2019-08-26) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat R’éh, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Minḥah on Fast Days (Isaiah 55:6-56:8): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: כ״ו בשבט ה׳תש״פ (2020-02-20) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for the Minḥah service on fast days, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Yom Kippur morning (Isaiah 57:14-58:14): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: י״ח באלול ה׳תשע״ח (2018-08-28) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

This is an English translation of the Haftarah reading for Yom Kippur (Isaiah 57:14-58:14), transtropilized (a term coined by Fellman to describe texts where the Masoretic cantillation has been applied to the translation). . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Ki Tavo (Isaiah 60:1-22): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: י״ז באלול ה׳תשע״ט (2019-09-16) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Ki Tavo, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Parashat Nitsavim (Isaiah 61:10-63:9): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: כ״א באלול ה׳תשע״ט (2019-09-20) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for Parashat Nitsavim, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for Shabbat Rosh Ḥodesh (Isaiah 66): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: כ״ו בשבט ה׳תש״פ (2020-02-20) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for shabbatot that coincide with Rosh Ḥodesh, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


Haftarah Reading for the Eighth Day of Pesaḥ (Isaiah 10:32-12:6): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

Contributed on: ט״ז בניסן ה׳תש״פ (2020-04-09) by Len Fellman (translation) | the Masoretic Text | Yeshayahu ben Amōts |

The haftarah reading for the eighth day of Pesaḥ, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .