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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the lessons from the Nebiim (or Prophets) read in the Jewish synagogue on Sabbaths, feast days, fasts, and the ninth of Ab, at the end of the service, after the parashoth, or lessons from the Law. Such a practice is evidenced in Luke iv.17 and Acts xiii.15.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The portion from a prophetical book read after a corresponding portion (parashah) of the Pentateuch in the Jewish synagogues each sabbath. Each such portion is called the haphtarah of the corresponding parashah.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah

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