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)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 19- 5 Sivan- Erev Shavuos- (Thursday June 1)

Shmuel I - Chapter 19

R’ Gidon Rothstein on Chapter 19
R’ Reuven Spolter on “ Friends and Enemies” Source Sheets Audio file
Mrs Leah Kohn on Michal
Audio of R' Steven Pruzansky Navi Shiur: Great Stories from the Nevi'im: David and Yonaton

Shmuel I Chapter 18- 4 Sivan Shloshes Yemei haGbalah- (Wednesday May 31)

Shmuel I - Chapter 18


R’ Gidon Rothstein on Chapter 18
R’ Mordechai Torczyner analyzes Michal and Meirav
Audio of R' Eric Levy on David and Yehonatan
R’ Baruch Berman on love in ספר שמואל (Hebrew)
Audio of R’ Reuven Spolter : “Chapter 18: "The Split Begins"

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 17- 3 Sivan- Shloshes Yemei haGabalah- (Tuesday May 30)

Shmuel I - Chapter 17 with Rashi (English)
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Shiur 1: Chapter 17 Part 1: Before the Battle - David at the CampSource Sheets  Audio file
Shiur 2: Chapter 17 Part 2: The Fatal Fight (and ours as well)Source Sheets  Audio file

Shmuel I Chapter 16- Yom haMeyuchas- 2 Sivan (Monday May 29)


Shmuel I - Chapter 16 with Rashi (English)

 R’ Gidon Rothstein on Chapter  16
Chana Weisberg discusses the midrashim concerning the rumors about David's parentage
On the first meeting of David and Shaul
  

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 15- Rosh Chodesh Sivan (Sunday May 28)


Shmuel I - Chapter 15 with english (Rashi)

Shmuel I Chapter 14- 29 Iyyar (Shabbos May 27)

Shmuel I - Chapter 14 (with English)

Is יונתן the origin of the symbolism of honey on Rosh HaShana?
R’ Gidon Rothstein on Chapter 14

Shmuel I Chapter 13- 28 Iyyar Yom [cheirus] Yerushalayim- (Friday May 26)

Shmuel I - Chapter 13 with English (Rashi)

Shmuel I Chapter 12- 27 Iyyar (Thursday May 25)

Shmuel I - Chapter 12 with Rashi (English)

 R’ Gidon Rothstein on Chapter  12
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag on "Is  a king good for the Jews?"

Shmuel I Chapter 11- 26 Iyyar- (Wednesday May 24)

Shmuel I - Chapter 11 with Rashi (English)

Shmuel I Chapter 10- Iyyar 25 (tuesday May 23)

Shmuel I - Chapter 10 with Rashi ( English)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 9- Iyyar 24 (Monday May 22)


Shmuel I - Chapter 9 with Rashi (English)


Saturday, May 20, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 8- Iyyar 23 (Sunday May 21)

Shmuel I - Chapter 8 with Rashi (English)


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Shmuel I Chapter 7- 22 Iyyar (Shabbos May 20)

Shmuel I - Chapter 7 with Rashi (English)

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 6- 21 Iyyar (Friday May 19)

Shmuel I - Chapter 6 with Rashi (English)

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 5- 20 Iyyar (Thursday May 18)

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 4- 19 Iyyar- (Wednesday May 17)

Shmuel I - Chapter 4 with Rashi (English)

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Shmuel I Chapter 3- 18 Iyyar Lag ba'Omer (Tuesday May 16)

Shmuel I - Chapter 3 with Rashi (English)

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Shmuel I Chapter 2- 17 Iyyar (Monday May 15)

Shmuel I - Chapter 2 with Rashi (English)


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Today is the Yahrtzeit of the Noda be-Yehuda, R’Yechezkel haLevi Landau zt’l.
י-ה זכות אבות יגן עלינו!

Shmuel I Chapter 1- 16 Iyyar (SundayMay 14)

Shmuel I - Chapter 1 with Rashi (English)

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Sources for Sefer Shmuel

Mekoros for Sefer Shmuel

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Shoftim Chapter 21- 15 Iyyar- (Shabbos May 13)

Shoftim - Chapter 21 with Rashi (English)

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Hadran alakh, Sefer Shoftim!

Shoftim Chapter 20- Pesach Sheni 14 Iyyar- (Friday May 12)

Shoftim - Chapter 20 with Rashi (English)

For the second time this sefer, civil war erupts. The tribe of Benjamin is practically decimated because the rest of the people are outraged that they could defile this concubine so. The nation did consult the kohain (Pinchas – another proof that this story was early in the era) and Hashem sanctioned the war; but it was bloody and Binyamin suffered heavy casualties.
(prepared by Rivky Krestt)


Shoftim Chapter 19- 13 Iyyar- (Thursday May 11)

Shoftim - Chapter 19 with Rashi (English)


The perek starts of happy with a young man and his concubine couple visiting the in-laws. Despite (because of) the father’s hospitality, the couple decides to travel home. On the journey, night falls, and the couple looks for a place to stops and lodge in the neighborhood of the tribe on Binyamin. Unfortunately, no one offers to let them stay for the night. A man from Ephraim, not from the tribe of Binyamin, warns them not to stay in the street and offers to house them for the night. The men of the neighborhood hear about this hospitality and demand that the host send out the concubine of the guest so they can have their way with her. Ultimately, the mob was successful and the woman is returned in the morning dead. In response, the man cuts up her body into 12 pieces to send a clear message to every tribe about this horrific event.
What story in Bereishit does this even have eerie similarities too. (Check out Bereishit Chapter 19)

(prepared by Rivky Krestt)

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Shoftim Chapter 18- 12 Iyyar- (Wednesday May 10)

Shoftim - Chapter 18 with Rashi (English)
In Yehoshua 19 40-46 we learned the tribe of Dan wasn’t happy with their land. They said: “that there is this section all the way in the North that we want.” They went to go claim it. The people of Dan consulted this levi to see if they would win the war. Ultimately they won the war and adopted Micha’s levi as their own to establish idolatry up in the North.

[This is a likely proof that Shoftim is order thematically and not chronologically since this story would have taken place at the beginning of the era of the judges and not towards the end.]

Who is Yehonatan?
What message is the sefer trying to promote by being organizes this way?
What line is repeated over and over? Why?What role did this city in Dan have in the split of the kingdom of Rechavam in Melachim II?

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Shoftim Chapter 17- 11 Iyyar- (Tuesday May 9)

Shoftim - Chapter 17 with Rashi (English)
The perek opens with an admission of guilt; a child stole money from his mother. His admission comes with reparations. It is clear that the mother had dedicated it to an idol which Micha then builds. Meanwhile, a person from (Judah) levi goes on a trip and Micha makes him his Kohain. Is he a kohain? It seems not, that Micha simply decides that he should have this role which this levi happily accepts.
(prepared by Rivky Krestt)



Sunday, May 07, 2006

Shoftim Chapter 16- 10 Iyyar (Monday May 8)

Shoftim - Chapter 16
Finally, we arrive at the story that Shimshon is most famous for: his relationship with Delilah. At this point, Shimshon’s strength is clearly identified and he is a legend among the people. Delilah confronts Shimshon and tries to identify the source of his strength. Ultimately, she is successful and Shimshon is capture and tortured by the Pilishtim. Significantly, Shimshon’s strength stems for his long Nazirite locks that highlight his special status as a Godly person. Ironically, the navi spent the last four chapters telling us stories that are not usually associated with a holy existence. Ultimately, in the final hour, Shimshon uses his strength to prove that not every strong person can use his strength to be the savior.
(prepared by Rivky Krestt)

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Shoftim Chapter 15- 9 Iyyar (Sunday May 7)

Shoftim - Chapter 15 with Rashi (English)

Shimshon attempts to return to his wife. Upon discovery that she has married another, he avenges himself on the Pelishtim by setting pairs of foxes with torches attached to their tails loose in the fields. In retaliation, Shimshon’s wife and her father are burned to death by the Pelishtim.
Three thousand men from Yehuda attempt to turn over Shimshon to the Pelishtim.He agrees if they bind him and do not attempt to kill him themselves. When they meet the Pelishtim, Shimson is overcome by a divine spirit, sanps the ropes and kills one thousand Pelishtim with the jawbone of a donkey. Parched, Shimshon beseeches Hashem for water, and water flows from the jawbone.

Audio of R’ Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer on “Shimshon’s Revenge”:
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R' Meir Goldwicht on Shimshon (Hebrew)
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Friday, May 05, 2006

Shoftim Chapter 14- 8 Iyyar (Shabbos May 6)


Shoftim - Chapter 14 with Rashi (English)
Continuing the theme of strange characteristics for a leader of Israel, Shimshon grows into an adult and wants to marry a woman of Timna.  His parents are upset; why can’t he marry Jewish?  The navi is careful to point out that this is what Hashem wanted – but on the surface it strikes the reader as rather odd. Shishon’s tale is marked by unusual – take the incident with the lion and the ensuing riddle, or the fact that most of the tale of a shofet takes place within the tribe of the philshtim.
(prepared by Rivky Krestt)


Thursday, May 04, 2006

You can see the sedarim schedule for Shmuel....

at http://nachyomiiyun.blogspot.com/2006/05/sedorim-schedule-for-shmuel-12.html.
Mazal Tov on the completion of Shoftim!

Shoftim Chapter 13 - 7 Iyyar (Friday May 5)

Shoftim - Chapter 13 with Rashi (English)

    Shimshon is the final shofet that is highlighted as an individual. Everything in the Shimshon story is supernatural. His birth is a miracle; the story of the lion is miraculous. His death is powerful and supernatural…
    There are three parts to the story:
    His birth (perek 13)
    Shimshon’s birth is strikingly familiar and strange simultaneously. On one hand, the concept of the barren woman receiving a prophecy about an impending birth reminds us of the birth of Yitzchak, and in the future, Shmuel. On the other hand, the woman – who receives her navuah when her husband is not present - is only identified as the "wife of Manoach." Additionally, her conversation with the messenger requires her to vow that her son will be a Nazir.
    Look up Bamidbar perek 6 to find out why this vow of Nazarite is unusual.


Monday, May 01, 2006

Shoftim Chapter 12 - 6 Iyyar (Thursday May 4)

Shoftim - Chapter 12 with Rashi (English)

The flaw with Yiftach’s leadership is further emphasized by perek 12 when the country breaks out in civil war. Yiftach’s method of systematically pinpointing those from the tribe of Efraim in order to punish them for their recalcitrance in the war from the previous perek shows the disunity of the tribes of Israel. The burning question remains: if only there were a unifying leader! This chaos is clearly destroying the nation.

(prepared by Rivky Krestt)

Shoftim Chapter 11- 5 Iyyar Yom haAtzmaut (Wednesday May 3)

Shoftim - Chapter 11 with Rashi (English)
    The story of Yiftach is a transitional point in the sefer. After Gideon and his son, Avimelech, are "dethroned" the leadership qualities of the subsequent shoftim disintegrate. Yiftach is a prime example of this. On one hand, the navi emphasizes that he is a general and a warrior and he was successful in his military campaign. on the other hand, the emphasis that the navi places on his lineage and the sacrificial vow that he took in order to win the war is clearly meant to be disturbing; since when is human sacrifice ok? The navi’s central thesis of proving the need for a Divinely appointed king is clearly highlighted. It is hard not to read the story of Yiftach and not come away from it thinking: how come he did not know better. The answer, of course, is that with a navi and a king that Hashem has chosen he would have known better.

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Shoftim Chapter 10-- 4 Iyyar Yom haZikaron --- (Tuesday May 22)

Shoftim Chapter 10 with Rashi (English)



  • R Michael Hattin on perek 10

  • R’ Moshe Lichtenstein suggests that Tola and Yair were very significant figures

  • R’ Yisrael Rozen weighs in on the mysterious Yair haGiladi

  • Audio R Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer on Chap. 10: Yair, Thirties, & a New Nadir:

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