Rav Yitzchak Levy

Rav Yitzchak Levy served in the Intelligence Corps in the IDF, reaching the rank of Major in the standing army. Upon his discharge from the army, he joined the Kollel of Yeshivat Har Etzion where he studied for nine years, while simultaneously earning a Bachelor's degree in Jewish History and Archeology. Rav Levy headed the Ulpana in Elkana for four years and afterwards, returned to the Yeshiva. Today, he serves as the Mashgiach of Yeshivat Har Etzion and teaches Tanach and Eretz Yisrael Studies at the Herzog College.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 341: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CXLXI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXVII) In this shiur we wish to examine what happened to the ark in the days of Yoshiyahu. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 342: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CXLXII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXVIII) In this shiur, we wish to complete our study of Yehoshiyahu's rule. We will deal first with Yoshiyahu's journey to Megido, where he died. We will then present a brief summary of his reign. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 343: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CXLXIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXIX) Despite the great correction and repair in relation to the days of his grandfather Menashe and his father Amon, in the end Yoshiyahu's great enterprise did not succeed to take root in the hearts of the people. Thus it happened that twenty-two years after his death, the Temple was destroyed. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 344: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CXLXIV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXX) In this shiur we would like to look at the kingdom of Yehoyakim through the prophecies of Yirmeyahu. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 345: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CLV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXXI) In our previous shiur, we explained the spiritual significance of the fact that when the prophet Yirmeyahu delivers his prophecy of doom relating to the destruction of Jerusalem, he directs the people of the kingdom of Yehuda to Shilo History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 346: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CLVI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXXII) Let us continue our examination of Yirmeyahu chapter 7. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 347: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CLVII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXXIII) At the beginning of Yehoyakim's reign, the prophet Yirmeyahu is commanded to make for himself bands and bars and put them on his neck, and walk about with them in the streets of Jerusalem, and thus signal to Yehuda and the other peoples in the region that they must bear the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, for thus was it decreed from heaven: History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 348: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CLVIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXXIV) Thus far we have dealt with the prophecies of Yirmeyahu that were delivered at the beginning of King Yehoyakim's reign. From the beginning of his reign and for the first four years of his rule, Egypt is in control of the Land of Israel. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 349: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (CLIX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (CXXXV) In the previous shiur we provided the background to the writing of the book that was dictated by the prophet Yirmeyahu to Barukh the son of Neriya. Barukh the son of Neriya was commanded to read the book in the ears of the people of the kingdom of Yehuda in the house of God on a fast day. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 350: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (160) – The Prohibition of Bamot (136) Last year, in the closing shiurim, we dealt at length with the history of the kingdom of Yehoyakim as it is described in the prophecies of the prophet Yirmeyahu. We examined chapters 7 and 26 which relate to the beginning of Yehoyakim's reign, we continued with chapters 24 and 25, and in the final shiur we dealt with Yirmeyahu 36, a prophecy that was delivered by the prophet in the fifth year of Yehoyakim's reign. In this shiur we wish to examine Yirmeyahu 35 which was also delivered during the days of Yehoyakim: History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 351: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (161) – The Prohibition of Bamot (137) In the previous shiur, we discussed the background to Yirmeyahu's prophecy in the days of Yehoyakim in chapter 35. We examined the time of the prophecy, who were the Rechavites and who was Yonadav the son of Rechav. In this shiur we will consider the details of the prophecy itself and its meaning. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 352: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (162) – The Prohibition of Bamot (138) In this shiur we would like to complete our study of Yirmeyahu's prophecies concerning Yehoyakim. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 353: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (163) – The Prohibition of Bamot (139) In this shiur we will examine the period of the reign of Yehoyakhin. We will first briefly summarize the sources available to us regarding his kingdom. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 354: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (164) – The Prohibition of Bamot (140) In this shiur, we will begin our study of the kingdom of Tzidkiyahu, the last king of Jerusalem before the destruction of Jerusalem. We will first cite what is written about him in the books of II Melakhim and II Divrei ha-Yamim, and afterwards we will examine the various prophesies which were delivered to him and about him by the prophet Yirmeyahu. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 355: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (165) – The Prohibition of Bamot (141) In this shiur, in order to fully understand the spiritual, political, and social realities at the beginning of Tzidkiyahu's reign, we wish to examine the central positions of various sub-groups in the people, both among those who were exiled to Babylon with Yehoyakhin with the exile of the craftsmen and the smiths, and among those who remained in the kingdom of Yehuda, with respect to the path for the future which should be adopted. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 356: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (166) – The Prohibition of Bamot (142) In this shiur we will continue to examine the attitudes of the prophets Yirmeyahu and Yechezkel to other groups in the Jewish people in the kingdom of Yehuda and in the Babylonian exile. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 357: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (167) – The Prohibition of Bamot (143) In this shiur it is our intention to examine the false prophets living in the kingdom of Yehuda. One of these prophets is Chananya ben Azur. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 358: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (168) – The Prohibition of Bamot (144) In the previous shiurim we characterized the various groups found in the people of Israel after the exile of Yehoyakhin and in the early days of the kingdom of Tzidkiyahu. In this shiur we shall examine several prophecies of the prophet Yirmeyahu that are not explicitly dated in the verses, but their contents accord with the period of the early years of the kingdom of Tzidkiyahu after the exile of the smiths and the craftsmen. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 359: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (169) – The Prohibition of Bamot (145) In the last few shiurim, we have tried to describe the social and spiritual reality of the Jewish people both in the kingdom of Yehuda and in the Babylonian exile, as well as the struggle of the prophet Yirmeyahu in the early days of King Tzidkiyahu. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 360: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (170) – The Prohibition of Bamot (146) In this shiur we would like to study Yechezkel's prophetic journey to Jerusalem, and examine one by one the stages and accounts of that journey. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 361: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (171) – The Prohibition of Bamot (147) In this shiur, we will continue to examine the prophet's journey which describes the destruction of the city and the Temple. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 362: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (172) – The Prohibition of Bamot (148) In the previous shiur, we discussed Yechezkel's prophetic journey to the Temple. Later in chapter 10, the prophet describes what is happening in the chariot and how the Shekina is departing from the Temple. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 363: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (173) – The Prohibition of Bamot (149) In this shiur we wish to deal with the account of the departure of the Shekhina from the Temple, as it is described in Yechezkel in chapters 10 and 11. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 364: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (174) – The Prohibition of Bamot (150) In this shiur we wish to deal with the first appearance of the Divine chariot during the time of the First Temple and its significance. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 365: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (175) – The Prohibition of Bamot (151) Having dealt with various different aspects of the account of the chariot in Yechezkel, chapters 1 and 10, in comparison to the description of the chariot in the construction of the house of God, and having described the departure of the Shekhina from the Mikdash to the Mount of Olives and to the wilderness, we wish in this shiur to complete the account of Yechezkel's prophetic journey by examining chapter 11. History of the Divine Service

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