Rabbi Avishai David begins his Tehillim class by exploring the mizmor associated with erev Shabbat, the eve of the Sabbath.
In this shiur, Rabbi Avishai David continues with his examination of themes within Tehillim and also focuses on ideas within Parshat Vayeira.
In his class on Tehillim, Perek 92, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the famous ‘Mizmor Shir L’Yom HaShabbat’, the Psalm for Shabbat.
In his analysis on Tehillim, Perek 92, Rabbi Avishai David gives an analysis of the futuristic nature of the mizmor and its connection to Shabbat.
Rabbi Avishai David continues with his analysis of the structure of Tehillim, Perek 146.
In his shiur on Tehillim Perek 147, Rabbi Avishai David discusses two different structures of the mizmor, as well as the Radak’s commentary on the mizmor.
In his discussion on Tehillim Perek 147, Rabbi Avishai David reviews a few segments of the mizmor, examining its evolution and development
In his explanation of Tehillim Perek 148, Rabbi Avishai David extrapolates on the duality of the heavenly bodies and earthly bodies in the mizmor praising G-d, and he speaks about the parallel structure of the two segments. The praise is initiated by Klal Yisrael, the Jewish people, and the heavenly bodies respond to that praise. Rabbi David further discusses the mizmor’s connection to Ashrei.
In his explanation of Tehillim Perek 148, Rabbi Avishai David discusses the dual structure of the mizmor, the yesod of the angels saying shirah based on the shirah of Klal Yisrael, and the connectivity of Klal Yisrael to Hashem as opposed to universal shirah. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.
Rabbi Avishai David explains the Torah message of Tehillim, Perek 149: G-d’s salvation is brought about through both the prayers and the physical efforts of His people.
Rabbi Avishai David illustrates how Perek 150 of Sefer Tehillim can be divided into four sections. In addition, he discusses the different musical instruments and describes how this perek is the epicenter of the previous prakim.
Rabbi Avishai David examines the Ramban which accentuates the importance of praising Hashem, presents three possibilities of how to structure the mizmor, and shows how the mizmor can be divided into two parts.
Rabbi Avishai David compares Perek 104 with Perek 103, and points out the distinctions between them. Rabbi David analyzes the different components describing the process of creation, and points out how the idea of Ahavat Hashem is embedded in the mizmor.
Rabbi Avishai David summarizes the perek, compares and contrasts this perek with perek 103, and shows the harmonious interplay of the entire mizmor.