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The Sabbath preceding Tisha B’Av, the fast day that commemorates the destruction of the Temple, is called Shabbat Hazon ‏(the Sabbath of Vision‏) because of the haftarah read that day, which begins with the words: “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz” ‏(Isaiah 1:1‏). In the haftarah, the prophet Isaiah rebukes the Children of Israel for their moral flaws, and in effect his...