The Haftarah selection comes from Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20. Ashkenazic communities add Joel 2:15-27.
Leading the Israelites into the Promised Land.
Here are numerous reasons for choosing Joshua as the haftarah for Simchat Torah.
A short biography.
Each Torah portion is paired with a passage from the Prophets.
In the Bible, possession of the Land of Israel is tied to moral behavior.
Hosea and Amos share prophetic concern for a nation in turmoil.
Scholars have long disagreed on the central message of the Book of Jonah.
From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.
Warrior + yahwist + expansionist + administrator = model king