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תוספות לקריאות התורה לשבת כלה (אחרי החתונה)‏ | Additions to the Torah Reading for Shabbat Kallah (after the wedding)

There are all sorts of customs associated with weddings in Judaism. But one custom that has been practiced for a long time and deserves a comeback is the additions to the Torah reading for Shabbat Kallah. Shabbat Kallah, the Shabbat in the “Sheva Berakhot” week after the wedding, is in many Sephardic communities preferred over Shabbat Ḥatan, the aufruf Shabbat before the wedding. And in all sorts of communities across the Jewish world, there have been customs for specific readings for Shabbat Kallah, treating it as a Special Sabbath in its own right. Traditionally this special maftir and haftarah would recited by the groom (along with an Aramaic translator interpolating for the maftir). The maftir is from the story of Abraham’s servant tasked with finding a wife for Isaac, and the haftarah is from the book of Isaiah and compares a groom and bride to the relationship between God and Israel. . . .

Haftarah Reading for Shabbat Zakhor (1 Samuel 15:1-34): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

The haftarah reading for Shabbat Zakhor preceding Purim, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Haftarah Reading for Shabbat Maḥar Ḥodesh (1 Samuel 20:18-42): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

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

Haftarah Reading for Shabbat Parah (Ezekiel 36:16-38): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

The haftarah reading for Shabbat Parah (after Purim, preceding Shabbat haḤodesh), in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Haftarah Reading for Shabbat Shqalim (2 Kings 11:17-12:17): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

The haftarah reading for Shabbat Shqalim preceding Rosh Ḥodesh Adar, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

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

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

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

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

Haftarah Reading for Shabbat haḤodesh (Ezekiel 45:16-46:18): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

The haftarah reading for Shabbat haḤodesh preceding Rosh Ḥodesh Nissan, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .

Haftarah Reading for Shabbat haGadol (Malakhi 3:4-24): Chantable English translation with trōp, by Len Fellman

The haftarah reading for Shabbat haGadol preceding Pesaḥ, in English translation, transtropilized. . . .


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