haftarah

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew haphṭārāh conclusion

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haftarah was in 1723

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“Haftarah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haftarah. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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