haftarah

noun
haf·​ta·​rah | \ häf-ˈtȯr-ə How to pronounce haftarah (audio) , ˌhäf-tə-ˈrä How to pronounce haftarah (audio) \
variants: or haftorah

Definition of haftarah

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

First Known Use of haftarah

1723, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haftarah

Hebrew haphṭārāh conclusion

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“Haftarah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haftarah. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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