The day after Rosh HaShana is the Fast of Gedaliah. Most fast days, in the morning and afternoon service, we read the identical Torah portion. During the afternoon service, Ashkenazim also read a Haftara, from the Prophets. Only in the afternoon they do so because it states: Thus said the LORD: Keep justice and do charity…(Isaiah 56:1) and it is more likely that people have given charity later in the day. The Talmud states that the point of a fast day is to inspire charity and the Haftara for Yom Kippur stresses this theme: Your fasting this day will not make your voice heard on high…. Yes, to offer your bread to the hungry…Then shall your light break forth like the dawn and your healing quickly spring up (Isaiah 57).