pesar de la diversidad, somos todos uno en esencia.
Behaalotecha Haftarah Companion
For an informed reading of Zechariah 2:14–4:7
The prophet Zechariah was one of the last biblical prophets (along with Chaggai and Malachi). Living at the time when a group of Jews had just recently returned to Jerusalemand built the Temple, the challenges of the time can be appreciated through the lens of his prophecies. A defining part of the haftarah is his vision of a golden menorah. This is the connection to the portion of Behaalotecha, which begins with the mitzvah of kindling the menorah in the Tabernacle.
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