- We began by reading the prophetic portion from this Shabbat: Isaiah 54:11-55:5
Afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold…all your sons shall be taught of YHWH; and great shall be the peace of your sons. In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Behold, they shall surely gather together, yet not by Me; whoever shall gather against you shall fall for your sake…
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- This Shabbat’s prophetic reading introduces a series of readings of comfort following the fast of Tisha b’Av and leading up to Rosh Hashanah. It starts with these verses:
Comfort, O comfort My people, says your God. Speak tenderly to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is done, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received of YHWH’s hand double for all her sins…Say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God!’
Isaiah 40:1-2, 9b