Haftarah definition

häftä-rä, häf-tôrə
A passage selected from the Prophets, read in synagogue services on the Sabbath following each lesson from the Torah.
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Origin of haftarah

  • Mishnaic Hebrew hapṭārâ conclusion from hipṭîr to conclude, dismiss derived stem of Hebrew pāṭar to separate, discharge pṭr in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition