The Haftarah read yesterday was Haftaras Ki Savo. Once again, the message is so profound and timely that we truly can feel good about what is coming up in the very near future. Here is the summary from the Artscroll Chumash:
Haftaras Ki Savo, Isaiah 60:1-22
As the last of the seven Haftaros of comfort nears (next week is the last), the prophecies of the future grow more grandiose and ecstatic. Again, Isaiah announces to Jerusalem that the glory of G-d is imminent, and calls upon her to lift her eyes, as it were, and gaze at her children returning to her, and in their wake, nations of the world, streaming to pay homage to her. Little by little, the nations of the world come to know that in Zion there is G-d, and in G-d there is truth and fulfillment, and that Israel is His messenger to the world. The discomforts of the past will be transformed to the realized hopes of the future, like copper turning to gold and iron to silver. The climax of the prophecy is that this will be the final redemption: "Never again shall your sun set, nor shall your moon be withdrawn; for HASHEM shall be unto you an eternal light, and ended shall be your days of mourning." May this promise come true soon, for Jerusalem and its children.
It is so obvious with all the commotion around the world. The biggest mystery is how many people, both observant and non-observant, both Jews and non-Jews are paying so much attention to the end of the Shemitah cycle and other signs from Hashem like the last of the four blood moons (there is no coincidence that the recent statements about Moshiach coming from Gedolim are at the time in conjunction with the blood moon). The most encouraging idea is the myriad of prophecies that are supposed to be fulfilled right before Moshiach, that are all happening true.
The statement about the sun and the moon in the Haftarah can also be seen in prophecies that are supposed to happen in the end of days, but I will reserve any discussion for the future, especially since these prophecies are totally in concert with what scientists are predicting. After is happens, I will get technical.
It is all good news. Jerusalem is ready for the exciting ending. The prophecy is fulfilled and we are greatly and happily consoled.
Note: This week’s Parashah has great significance to the world situation; and, the Haftarah is amazing. I did take a sneak preview, but will wait to discuss the prophesies, since I believe we may be seeing very big events happening soon – this is the last week of the Shemitah cycle.