Mikdash - The Temple
Teacher Title תקציר Course
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #251: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXXVIII) In this shiur we will continue to examine Israel's worship of God during the time that the Mishkan stood in Nov. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #253: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XL) In this shiur, in order to understand the significance of Shaul's appeal to the sorceress in Ein Dor, we will continue to examine the essence of the Biblical prohibition to appeal to sorcerers. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #254: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXIV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLI) To complete our examination of the prohibition relating to sorcery, we wish to understand, based on the verses in the book of Devarim, how the Torah views the struggle with the abominations of the nations. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #255: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLII) In this shiur we wish to examine the Torah and its commentaries regarding the essence of the prohibition against sorcery, and the ways proposed by the Torah to deal with this abomination. We will return to Shaul and the sorceress in Ein Dor to complete our study of this issue. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #256: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXVI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLIII) In this shiur we will now begin to examine the service of God in the days of David, first when he ruled as king of Yehuda, and afterwards when he ruled as king of all of Israel. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #257: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXVII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLIV) Let us briefly survey the events that take place in the book of Shemuel from the beginning of David's reign in Jerusalem. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #258: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXVIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLV) We have seen that in the days of David, after he brought the ark up to Jerusalem, there were two centers of sanctity – the ark in the tent in the City of David manned by Asaf and his brothers the Levites, and the great bama in Giv'on where the Mishkan was found, and where the fixed service of the Mishkan was conducted. We wish to examine here what was David's attitude regarding these two centers of sanctity. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #259: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXIX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLVI) After having examined David's attitude toward the ark and the resting of the Shekhina in comparison to his attitude toward the great bama in Giv'on and the offering of sacrifices in general, we wish in this shiur to consider David's attitude toward these matters in the book of Tehilim. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #260: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLVII) In this shiur we wish to continue with the matter of prostration in the words of the Prophets, and then begin to consider its spiritual meaning. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #261: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLVIII) In this shiur, we wish to complete our examination of the spiritual meaning of prostration. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #262: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XLIX) To complete our discussion regarding the spiritual significance of prostration, I wish to relate to prostration as the ultimate expression of prayer. We will examine this issue both in the verses in Scripture and in the words of Chazal. We will then consider the position of the Rambam and the way the Rambam himself fulfilled the matter of prostration in the course of his supplications after the Shemoneh Esrei prayer. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #263: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (L) In this shiur we will deal with the prohibition to bow down on an even maskit. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #264: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXIV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LI) After having seen that prostration on a figured stone is forbidden outside the Temple, let us now examine how prostration was carried out in actual practice in the Temple service. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #265: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LII) In this shiur we wish to complete our examination of the issue of prostration. We will begin with prostration in the service of the priests and see how prostration was carried out at the end of the service. We will then examine the question whether prostration itself is regarded as a service in the Temple. Finally, we will summarize all that we have learned with respect to prostration. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #266: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXVI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LIII) In this shiur we will go back to the book of Tehilim and describe additional expressions of David's service of God. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #267: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXVII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LIV) In order to complete the picture regarding David's service of God as it is reflected in the book of Tehilim, it is our intention in the next two shiurim to deal with David's attitude toward the world of sacrifices and prayer in general, and their connection to the Temple in particular. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #268: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXVIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LV) In this shiur we will complete our examination of this matter, we will address its connection to prayer and to the Temple, and we will thereby conclude our study of King David's worship of God, as it is reflected in the book of Tehilim. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #269: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXIX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LVI) Shelomo is the first king who was also the son of a king. In this shiur we will relate to several issues connected to the service of God during the days of Shelomo. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #270: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LVII) After having discussed in the previous shiur Shelomo's attitude toward bamot prior to the construction of the Temple, we wish to discuss the bamot built by Shelomo for idol worship in his later years. In order to understand the background to the building of these bamot, we will deal in this shiur with Shelomo's marriages to non-Jewish women. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #271: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LVIII) In the previous shiur we dealt with the background to Shelomo's building of bamot for idol worship. We saw the connection between the bamot and Shelomo's marriage to foreign women, including the daughter of Pharoah, and his many marriages. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #272: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LIX) After having dealt with King Shelomo's marriages to foreign women as the background to his building of bamot for idol worship, and in continuation of our discussion of his offering of sacrifices on bamot before the building of the Temple, in this shiur we will examine the significance of the offering of sacrifices in Shelomo's reign. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #273: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LX) What is the meaning of offering such a large quantity of sacrifices and sanctifying the court for this purpose? Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #274: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXIV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXI) Having completed our examination of various aspects of the Divine service during the reigns of David and Shelomo, we will now move on to the period of the divided kingdom, during which time the service of God is performed in the kingdom of Yehuda and in the kingdom of Israel in different manners. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #275: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXI) In the previous shiur we dealt with the background of Yerovam's kingdom. In this shiur we will consider Yerovam's monarchy, his actions and their spiritual significance. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #252: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXXIX) In this shiur we will examine Shaul's appeal to the sorceress of Ein Dor. Mikdash - The Temple (Semester 10)

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