This great lecture series continues every Tuesday until April 13, 2021!
See the details of this week’s shiur below.
The Narrative of Sefer Tehillim - with Rabbi Dr. Beni Gesundheit
Torah in Motion and 929 present a 30 part series, every Tuesday at 7:15pm Israel time, 12:15pm Eastern time. The classes are FREE and run for one hour.
Registration details, source sheets and recordings of previous classes can be found here: https://www.tehillim.org.il/en/courses/tehillim-book-1-929/
This week’s shiur:
Singing with Asaf: Facing Destruction and Preparing to Build the Future Temple
2nd Asaf Collection A2 (73-83) and Mizmor 72
The second Asaf collection paints a depressing picture of the destruction of the Temple, the exile of the Jews and the victory of their enemies. How could these mizmorim have been put to music and even be called songs? The second Asaf collection A2 (73-83) remembers King David (72) and the history of the Jewish people in order to face the destruction and the exile. Influenced by Megilat Eicha and the prophet Isaiah, Asaf builds new hope for the future as reflected in Books IV and V.
Rabbi Dr. Beni Gesundheit takes you on a journey through the story of Tehillim where you will gain a new perspective based on the power of contextual interpretation beginning with the Davidic kingdom and its development through the time of the First Temple destruction, reconstruction of the kingship and return of the Exiles to Israel. This story influenced the lives of those who built the Second Temple and is a lesson that reverberates through history and our lives today.
The Tehillim.org.il Team
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