Rabbi Avishai David analyzes the position of the goyim and of Klal Yisrael regarding astrology,and explains the significance of ‘Tamim T’hiyeh Im Hashem Elokecha.’
Rabbi Avishai David explains the distinction between Klal Yisrael and the Umot HaOlam.
Rabbi Avishai David concentrates on Pasuk 15 of Perek 11, and point out how the pesukim in Perek 12 parallel the pesukim at the end of Perek 11.
Rabbi Avishai David reviews the entire Perek and presents a difference in opinion of the Rabbis regarding “Ma’asim Simli’im”.
In this class on Sefer Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David demonstrates the three fold overtures of Yirmiyahu on behalf of Klal Yisrael.
In his class on Tehillim, Perakim 14 and 15, Rabbi Avishai David describes the attempts made by the prophet Yirmiyahu to intervene on behalf of Klal Yisrael, and Hashem’s responses.
Rabbi Avishai David examines the structure of Yirmiyahu’s three overtures.
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.
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.
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.
Rabbi Avishai David speaks about Sefer Yirmiyahu perakim 16 and 17.
In this shiur on the 17th chapter of Yirmiyahu, Rabbi Avishai David talks about the different levels of Bitachon, Trust in G-d, as mentioned by Yirmiyahu Hanavi. Rabbi David includes the famous disagreement of the Rambam and the Ramban about effectiveness of modern medicine, and the contrasting opinions of Rabbenu Bachya and R’Avraham ben HaRambam regarding Bitachon. Rabbi David explains that the balance of Bitachon and Hishtadlut is the realization that ultimately, one’s salvation is entirely in the Hands of Hashem.