The History of the Divine Service
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Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #216: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXVI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (III) In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the prohibition of sacrificing on bamot, private altars. Specifically, we discuss the determining factor in the permission of bamot. When was it permissible historically to sacrifice outside of the Mishkan? History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #217: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXVII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (IV) In this shiur, we will examine the significance of the assertion that bamot were permanently forbidden after the Mishkan arrived in Jerusalem and the reason for the prohibition. We will study the possibility that this prohibition relates to the presence of the ark, the sanctity of the place, and the selection of the place. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 218: THe History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXVIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (V) In this shiur, we will consider the nature of and reason for the prohibition of bamot for all generations (we will not deal with the issue of sacrificing to the demons), and we will examine the reasons given for why the allowance of bamot is problematic. We will also encounter opinions that recognize the possible advantage of building bamot in all places. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #219: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXIX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (VI) Continuing our discussion of the allowance and prohibition of bamot, in this shiur, we will analyze the view of the Meshekh Chokhma, who reconciles between the divergent views of the Rambam and Ramban regarding the purpose of the sacrifices by distinguishing between sacrifices on bamot and sacrifices in the Temple. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #220: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (VII) In this shiur, we will conclude our discussion of the Meshekh Chokhma's explanation of the distinction between the reason for the sacrifice of offerings on bamot and in the Temple. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 221: THe History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXXI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (VIII) In this shiur, we will examine how the principles distinguishing between various stages of the Mishkan as well as the reason for the prohibition were reflected in different periods, beginning in the books of Yehoshua and Shofetim. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #222: The History of the Divine Service At Altars (XXXII) - The Prohibition of Bamot (IX) In this shiur, we will continue to explore the spiritual reality of the people of Israel at the end of Yehoshua's leadership and through the period of the Judges. We will focus on their service of God, both inside and outside of the Mishkan. Specifically, we will focus on the gathering held by Yehoshua at the end of his life. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #223: The History of the Divine Service At Altars (XXXIII) - The Prohibition of Bamot (X) In this shiur we will explore the stories of sacrifices offered in Sefer Shoftim, at Bokhim and by Gidon. How were they allowed despite the presence of the Mishkan at Shilo? History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #224: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXXIV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XI) We will continue from the last shiur with the history of the worship of God when the Mishkan stood in Shilo. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 225: THe History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXXV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XII) This shiur discusses the time destruction of Mikha's idol as well as the specifics of the worship in his shrine. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 226: THe History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXXVI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XIII) In this shiur we contrast the shrine of Mikha's idol with the Mishkan at Shilo. Why was the former so much more popular than the latter? History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 227: THe History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXXVII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XIV) This shiur analyzes the various characters identified with Mikha and the young Levite in chazal and the significance of those identifications. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 228: THe History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXXVIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XV) In this shiur we discuss the lack of Scriptural condemnation of Mikha's idol. Why is no punishment mentioned explicitly for the idolatry? History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #229: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XXXIX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XVI) In this shiur we study the impact of the lack of central authority during the time of the Judges on the inheritance of the tribe of Dan and their relationship with Mikha's idol. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture 230: THe History of the Divine Service at Altars (Xl) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XVII) What was the punishment, if at all, for Mikha's idol? Is it connected to the civil war with Binyamin? In this shiur we explore multiple approaches to the end of Mikha's idol and the war with Binyamin. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #231: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XVIII) In this shiur we will analyze the Israelites' view of the ark during the time of Eli as well as Yermeyahu's later use of that narrative in his rebuke of the people. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #232: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XIX) Why was the Mishkan in Shilo destroyed? During the time period of its function, in what ways was Shilo similar or different from the other resting-places of the Mishkan? History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #233: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XX) In this shiur we will explore the status of Gilgal during the book of Shemuel. Was the Mishkan located there at any point after the destruction of Shilo? Why did a number of significant national events take place in Gilgal? History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #234: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLIV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXI) In this shiur we will explain the way the events that took place in Gilgal during the time of Shemuel and Shaul relate to its historical significance. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #235: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXII) In this shiur we will continue to discuss the Mishkan during the time period between the destruction of Shilo and the building of the Temple, focusing on Nov and Giv'on. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #236: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLVI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXIII) This shiur discusses the Scriptural events that occurred in Giv'on and their relationship to the Mishkan's presence there. This shiur further relates to the transition from the Mishkan in Giv'on to the Temple in Jerusalem. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #237: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLVII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXIV) This shiur discusses and analyzes the stops of the ark from the time of the destruction of Shilo until the building of the Temple. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #238: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLVIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXV) After Beit Shemesh, the Ark was transferred to Kiryat Yearim, then to the City of David, and then to Temple. This shiur examines these stations of the Ark. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #239: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XLIX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXVI) Over the course of the last few shiurim we considered the various stations of the ark and the Mishkan and the connections between them. In light of this, the question arises why wasn't the ark returned to the Mishkan as soon as it reached Beit-Shemesh, after it had been captured by the Pelishtim and moved about among their cities? History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #240: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (L) – The Prohibition of Bamot (XXVII) The spiritual meaning of the separation of the Ark from the Great Bama from the time of the Destruction of Shilo to the dedication of the Temple History of the Divine Service

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