Nach Yomi for Avraham

A worldwide project aimed at developing beki'ut in Tanach, inspired by, and as zechut for, R' Avraham Norin (Avraham Dov ben Golda)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Shoftim Chapter 1- 25 Nissan (Sunday April 23)

Shoftim - Chapter 1 with Rashi (English)
Shoftim begins after the death of Yehoshua. Sefer Yehoshua ended on a high note; Yehoshua blesses the nation and the bones of Yosef are finally buried. In contrast to this, Shoftim begins by highlighting all that was not accomplished during Yehoshua’s time. A detailed list recounts all that shevet Yehuda conqered: “horish” and all that the rest of the tribes had not conquered: “lo horish.”

Points to Ponder at the Beginning of Perek Aleph:
  1. What message is the navi trying to emphasize by starting this way?

  2. What do we learn about the relationship between the shevatim at the outset of the book?

  3. Why is Yehuda’s successful campaign highlighted so blatantly? How does this tie into the overall themes of Sefer Shoftim?

There are three sections to Sefer Shoftim:
1:1-2:5
2:6- 16
16 – 21
(prepared by Rivky Krestt)

Links:
Streaming audio of R' Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer on the failure to conquer

R'Michael Hattin on Shoftim chapter 1-part 1
R' Michael Hattin part 2

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am also hoping there will be more use of comments

I actually left one but have no idea what day it was (first couple of days no response) and things move quickly. Perhaps there could be a global comments section somehow because otherwise you have to keep looking back. Other blogs each entry is on a different subject but here one big story so strange to have separate comments....though of course sometimes appropriate

With Nissan, starting off with Yehoshua may have been hard so I'd suggest trying some last minute advertising today Sunday to get people to start on Shoftim

Doron

4:00 PM  
Blogger ephriam said...

Still with you in Boca hope you had a Fralicha Pesach will try to update commentary on my blog as of tonight

nachyomicommentary.blogspot.com

3:34 PM  

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