Tehillim shiur with Rabbi Dr. Beni Gesundheit this week!
As we light the Chanukah candles this week and recall the miracle of the oil lasting for 8 nights - please join us on Tuesday (Dec. 15) in understanding the mizmorim of Tehillim that focus on the Beit HaMikdash and the proper approach to worshipping Hashem.
This shiur is part of a (free) series on The Narrative of Sefer Tehillim with Rabbi Dr. Beni Gesundheit, presented by Torah in Motion and 929, every Tuesday at 12:15pm Eastern time and 7:15pm Israel time. The lectures run for one hour.
Registration details and lecture handouts for this week’s shiur can be found here: https://www.tehillim.org.il/en/topic/13-destruction-exile-and-reflection-gods-justice-in-the-world/. You can also watch the recording after the shiur.
This week’s shiur topic:
Destruction, Exile and Reflection: God’s Justice in the World
How are the Asaf collections connected to each other and what is their structure? How are they embedded in the adjacent mizmorim and in Books II and III? What can we learn from their serving as the envelope around the second David collection?
As discussed in previous shiurim, Asaf and his family were singers in the first Temple with King David; their tradition and legacy leads Am Yisrael through the Babylonian exile and then to the second Temple. Accordingly, their locations in Books II and III of Tehillim teach the proper approach to worshipping God in the Temple and the consequences if not followed. God is a just God to the Jews and to the nations who persecute His people. Mizmorim 77-79, in the center of the Asaf collection, are also the middle of the entire book of Tehillim. Our analysis will present and discuss their messages.
The Tehillim.org.il Team