Fact of Fiction?
Jews deliberately ONLY excluded Isaiah 53 from their weekly Haftarah (prophetical) readings due to them knowing its speaking about Jesus. This has become known as the “Hidden Chapter” claim among Christians.
Christians also claim that all others chapters of the prophets are read by Jews except ONLY this one.
Is this factual?
What is a fact is that 1. Jews never read the ALL of the prophetical writing during their Haftarah readings and 2. There are many many chapters including whole books that are also skipped.
Here is a list of other chapters also skipped (besides IS:53) in the book of Isaiah alone. (Note many many more chapters are skipped in the other prophets which I don’t list because the list would be too long, ex: Note: even the whole book of Nahum is NEVER read.
Chapters In Isaiah (also not read)
This claim is thus fiction.
By Rabbi Asher Meza