- "A reading from the biblical book of Prophets that is recited in synagogue immediately following the reading of the Torah" (JPS)
- "Sarah is leyning and Lizzy is leyning haftorah."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb הפטרה haftará, Yiddish הפֿטורה haftóyre
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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