Section: Parshas HaShavua Category: Haftorah
|Haftorah Nachamu: Shema Is The Consolation And Answer To Your Questions|
This week's Haftorah is the first of seven consecutive haftorahs that we read from Yeshaya that deal with the Nechama from the Churban and the ultimate Geula. While this week's Haftorah is appropriate for the Shabbos after Tisha B'Av there is also a very strong connection to the Parsha.
The Kadmoinim bring down that the letters of the word Shema are Roshei Teivos for "Si'u Maron Eineichem; Lift your eyes to Heaven," as Yeshaya tells us in the Haftorah. "U'Ri'u Mi Bara Eileh; And see who created all this."
This is the lesson of Shema. We live in this world and look around and some things make sense to us and some don't. We see Churban after Churban. If you look to Shamayim and understand that "Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad" there is a creator who made everything and is the cause of all events that happen and He is the only power from the beginning of time to the end of time then your questions will be no more.