The History of the Divine Service
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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. History of the Divine Service
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. History of the Divine Service
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. History of the Divine Service
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. History of the Divine Service
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. History of the Divine Service
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. History of the Divine Service
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. History of the Divine Service
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? History of the Divine Service
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. History of the Divine Service
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. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #276: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXVI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXII) In the last two shiurim we presented a general picture of Yerovam's actions. One of the main issues arising in this context is the question whether, over and beyond the personal element, which is the only motivation that Scripture attributes to Yerovam, there was also a new and different general outlook that Yerovam was proposing for the people of the kingdom of Israel. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #277: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXVII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXIII) In the previous shiur we asked how it was possible that the people living in the kingdom of Israel followed after Yerovam. One possible answer that was suggested is that the reality of idol worship in Jerusalem in the days of Shelomo allowed for the introduction of an alternative to the centralized cult in the house of God in Jerusalem. The Ralbag asks in similar manner how it was possible that Israel accepted Yerovam's plan to transgress the words of the Torah. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #278: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXVIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXIV) In this shiur we wish to deal with the question why it was specifically calves that were chosen to substitute for the Temple service in Jerusalem; what is the idea of a calf and why did Yerovam choose it. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #279: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (LXXXIX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXV) Having discussed in the previous shiur the connection between the calves of Yerovam and the golden calf in the wilderness, we wish in this shiur to examine the worship of the calf in the wilderness: Was it idolatry or can it be defined differently? History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #280: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XC) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXVI) In this shiur we shall return to the calves that were fashioned by Yerovam and consider the same issue with regard to them. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #281: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXVII) In this shiur we wish to consider the essential difference between the keruvim and the golden calf. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #282: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXVIII) In the previous shiurim we examined the calves fashioned in the wilderness and by Yerovam, to what extent they were idolatry, and why calves were chosen to substitute for the keruvim. In this shiur, as part of our summary of Yerovam's actions, we wish to consider Chazal's attitude toward Yerovam's motives and examine the entirety of his actions in the kingdom of Israel on various planes – time, place and people. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #283: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXIX) In this shiur, we will continue to look at Yerovam's innovations in a comprehensive manner. In the previous shiur we began to examine the changes that Yerovam made in time and place. We will first complete the matter of time and then deal with the change that he introduced regarding those who perform the Divine service. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #284: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCIV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXX) In this shiur we would like to present the Netziv's interpretation of Yerovam's conduct as is found in his commentary Meitiv Shir on the book of Shir ha-Shirim, on the verse: "Turn away your eyes from me, for they have overcome me" (Shir ha-Shirim 6:5). History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #285: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCV) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXXI) Thus far we have dealt with the worship of God from the days of David and Shelomo until the division of the kingdom in the days of Yerovam and Rechavam. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #286: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCVI) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXXII) After having seen the great wonders that were performed by the man of God at the altar at Bet-El, let us now expand upon the additional meanings of his prophecy and discuss the prophecy delivered by Achiya the Shilonite to Yerovam's wife. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #287: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCVII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXXIII) As with many other issues, parallel to what is related about Yerovam in the book of Melakhim, there are also accounts about him in the book of Divrei ha-Yamim History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #288: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCVIII) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXXIV) After having dealt in the previous shiur with God's choosing of the city of Jerusalem "to put His name there" with special reference to Rechavam, let us dedicate this shiur to an examination of Rechavam's kingdom. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #289: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (XCIX) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXXV) After having examined the sins of Rechavam, let us now look at the punishment meted out against the kingdom of Yehuda in the wake of the actions of the king and the entire kingdom. We will first see that immediately after Scripture relates the evil deeds performed by the kingdom of Yehuda, it describes the arrival of Shishak. History of the Divine Service
Rav Yitzchak Levy Lecture #290: The History of the Divine Service at Altars (C) – The Prohibition of Bamot (LXXVI) In this shiur we will examine the deeds of Asa king of Yehuda. Regarding Asa we must distinguish between two different periods in his forty-one year reign. History of the Divine Service

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