How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.
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.
A passage from the Prophets recited after Torah reading.
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.
From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.
Warrior + yahwist + expansionist + administrator = model king