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haftarah

noun haf·ta·rah \häf-ˈtȯr-ə, ˌhäf-tə-ˈrä\

Definition of haftarah

  1. :  one of the biblical selections from the Books of the Prophets read after the parashah in the Jewish synagogue service



Variants of haftarah

or haftorah play \häf-ˈtȯr-ə, ˌhäf-tə-ˈrä\

Origin of haftarah

Hebrew haphṭārāh conclusion


First Known Use: 1723


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