In this Torah shiur (class) on Nevua, Rabbi Avishai David explain the concept of poal dimyon, an action which makes a given prophesy stronger, and teaches the Ramban's use of this concept to explain the relationship between the actions of the Avot and Jewish History. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David explicates chapter 32. This chapter contains contradictory prophesies, on the one hand predictions of the impending destruction of the kingdom of Yehuda, and on the other hand the command to Yirmiyahu to go redeem his relative's field, paying for its full value, with documents and witnesses. Yirmiyahu follows Hashem's command though it seems to contradict reality, and then asks Hashem for an explanation. Hashem explains that though there will be a terrible exile, the Jews will return to Eretz Yizrael and once again property will be bought and sold here. This class includes a vort by Rabbi Soloveitchik comparing Yirmiyahu's dilemma to that of Avraham Avinu before the Akeida, as well as an explanation of Hashem's 13 Attributes of Mercy, which appear in this perek in truncated form. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Tehillim, Rabbi Avishai David
explicates perek (chapter) 44. The perek begins with an expression of
Hakara Hatov (gratitude) to Hashem for all of His Kindness,
specifically His Kindness to the Avot, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov. In
the second part of the perek, Dovid Hamelech bemoans the chillul Hashem
(desecration of G-d's Name) that occurs when the Jewish People are
exiled form their land, Eretz Yisrael, yet proclaims our everlasting
commitment to Hashem and His Torah despite the tragedy. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.