Yirmiyahu

Days Are Coming

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This video is class 10 of 12 in the series Yirmiyahu II.

Rabbi Avishai David delves into and explains Sefer Yirmiyahu perek 16, contrasting the Truth of Hashem with the uselessness of idol worship, and discussing the prophesies of future recognition of Hashem’s Sovereignty.

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Perek 23: The Ideal King

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This video is class 9 of 17 in the series Yirmiyahu III.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yrmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David explains the juxtaposition of perek 22, which bemoans the lack of justice during the reigns of many of the later kings of Judea, with Perek 23, which describes the perfect justice that will prevail during the reign of Moshiach. Rabbi David includes the Rambam’s discussion of the ideal Jewish king, and compares similarities between this chapter and chapter 16 in Sefer Yirmiyahu.

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Yirmiyahu’s Prayer: Perakim 14 and 15

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This video is class 9 of 12 in the series Yirmiyahu II.

In this class on the 14th and 15th chapters of Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David discusses how Yirmiyahu could have davened to Hashem after he was told not to daven anymore. Rabbi David also talks about Hashem’s dismal warning that He is disgusted with Klal Yisrael, and how even this negative prophesy is not absolute, as the Covenant between Hashem and the Jewish People can never be undone. Going on to the 15th chapter of Yirmiyahu, Rabbi David discusses the four punishments mentioned in the perek, and expounds upon the characteristics and outlook of Yirmiyahu Hanavi, who had the difficult job of prophesizing doom and destruction to his brothers.

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The Heritage of the Kings of David

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This video is class 8 of 17 in the series Yirmiyahu III.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David reveals the function of the kings of the House of David, as seen through the Torah and the Navi. Rabbi David examines the reign of various Kings of Judea, showing how they negated the principles of Mishpat and Tzedakka that they were supposed to uphold.

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Perakim 14 & 15: Menashe’s Legacy

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This video is class 8 of 12 in the series Yirmiyahu II.

In his class on Sefer Yirmiyahu, chapters 14 and 15, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the importance of prayer as a means to receiving adequate rain. He then discusses Rambam’s description of the function of a Navi. Going on to chapter 15, Rabbi David speaks about the concepts of reward and punishment, and deals with the question of how one can be punished for another’s sins. The Navi ends this chapter on a positive note and Rabbi David focuses on the Malbim’s question of how a Navi receives of prophecy of destruction, while he must be in a joyous state of mind to receive prophecy.

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Perakim 21 and 22: Justice and Charity

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This video is class 7 of 17 in the series Yirmiyahu III.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David compares the content and structure of perek 21, which is addressed to the king, and perek 22, which is addressed to the king and the nation at the Beit Hamikdash. Rabbi David quotes the works of Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik and Rabbi Aharon Soloveitchik as he defines the nuances within justice, as demonstrated with the many terms for justice which are mentioned in the Torah.

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Perek 20: Unsuppressed Prophecy

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This video is class 5 of 17 in the series Yirmiyahu III.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David teaches perek (chapter) 20. In this perek, we discuss how a G-d-given prophesy cannot be suppressed, whether the Navi wants to reveal it or not. The episode of Pashchur striking Yirmiyahu and putting him into jail, and Yirmiyahu’s response, is discussed as well.

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Perek 19: Yirmiyahu’s Suffering

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This video is class 4 of 17 in the series Yirmiyahu III.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David teaches perek (chapter) 19. Rabbi David begins with an examination of the Malbim, who suggests that Yirmiyahu was punished and hit because he did not fulfill the requirements of his prophesy exactly. Rabbi David discusses this issue thorugh the comments of the Nafesh Hachaim, the Abarbanel, and the Rambam in Morah Nevuchim (Guide to the Perplexed). Rabbi David ends the class with an examination of the pasuk that speaks of the korbanot (sacrifices) of the Jewish people of the time of Yirmiyahu, as they relate to Akeidat Yitzchak.

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Abandoned Homeland

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This video is class 3 of 17 in the series Yirmiyahu III.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David explains perek 19. In this perek, the sin of the Jewish people is presented as especially bad because it defiled the holy land of Israel, Eretz Yisrael.In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David explains perek 19. In this perek, the sin of the Jewish people is presented as especially bad because it defiled the holy land of Israel, Eretz Yisrael. Therefore, the land will be physically abandoned when the Jews are exiled after the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash (Temple).

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Truthful Prophecy: Perek 18

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This video is class 1 of 17 in the series Yirmiyahu III.

In this Torah shiur (class) on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David explicates the prophecies and events of chapter 18. In this class, Rabbi David discusses the process of testing a Navi (prophet), according to the Rambam (Maimonides), and talks about the distinction between a positive Nevua (prophesy) and a negative Nevua.