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NACH 09 – Shmuel (Samuel) 1 – Lesson 1 – Story of the Fourth Beggar – Shaul – Saul Becomes King – Dovid HaMelech Defeats Golias – Goliath

Shmuel 1 – The First Book of Samuel – Story of the Fourth Beggar – Shaul – Saul Becomes King – Dovid HaMelech Defeats Golias – Goliath – Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l.
*00:00 – In the last story of the Sipurey Masiyos – Rabbi Nachman’s story of The Seven Beggars – the fourth beggar (with a crooked neck) speaks about two birds who have been distanced from one another. The beggar describes his talent as a ventriloquist whereby he throws his voice to imitate the sound of each bird until the two are re-united. This alludes to the way Hashem used His “Voice” the first time He spoke to the prophet Shmuel.
04:31 – The Aron Kodesh (Holy Ark) is captured by the Philistines. This incident relates to a later moment in Jewish history when Dovid Hamelech (King David) defeats the giant Golias (Goliath).
08:46 – The heroism of Shaul even before he is made king. He risks his life, alone, to rescue the Luchos (tablets of the Torah) from the Aron Kodesh.
13:49 – The death of Eli HaKohen and his sons.
15:34 – The Philistines celebrate their victory in the city of Ashdod but their idol, Dagan (a kind of “merman” figure) is destroyed and a plague breaks out. The Aron Kodesh is moved to other locations but the trouble continues until the oxen pulling the wagon are permitted to return it to the Jews.
22:11 – Shmuel gives rebuke to Israel. The Philistines are defeated by Hashem through thunder.
25:08 – The People of Israel ask for a King and Shaul is anointed by Shmuel.
29:29 – Why was Shmuel HaNavi angry that the People of Israel asked for a king, when it’s actually a mitzvah in the Torah? The response includes some of the Seven Mitzvos (commandments) of the Bnei Noach (descendants of Noah) as listed in Sanhedrin 58b:
1) Do not murder.
2) Do not steal.
3) Do not worship false gods.
4) Do not commit adultery.
5) Do not eat the limb of a living animal.
6) Do not curse God.
7) Set up courts and bring offenders to justice.
38:32 – King Yeravam Ben Nevat – Jeroboam – threatens the prophet, his hand shrinks (Melachim Aleph – 1 Kings:13). Moral of this incident for today: Emunas Chochomim.

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