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Debarim - Haftarah

"Shabbat Hazon" Isaiah chapter 1 - Performed by Rabbi Ira Rohde

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This is the Haftara of Parashat Debarim which falls on the Sabbath before the Fast of Ab.  The Haftara is taken from the first chapter of Isaiah.  It is chanted to a special mournful melody used exclusively during the three weeks preceding the Fast of Ab.   It is traditionally read by the Hazzan or Minister of the Congregation.  This recording was made by our Hazan, Rabbi Ira Rohde.

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history.