Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l. Shmuel 2, Perek 2.
00:00 – Dovid HaMelech (King David) returns to Hevron to reign as king over the tribe of Yehudah. Ish Boshes, a remaining son of Shaul, is installed by Avner as king over the other tribes.
00:39 – Strife erupts between the armies of Avner (who served Ish Boshes) and Yoav (who served Dovid HaMelech).
04:32 – Ish Boshesh insults Avner, who then abandons Ish Boshes and offers to serve Dovid HaMelech. Dovid demands the release of his wife Michal from Paltiel ben Laish.
06:59 – Yoav kills Avner through deceit.
08:06 – Dovid HaMelech reclaims Jerusalem and attempts to return the Holy Ark there but at first he fails. He didn’t honor the law requiring the Ark to be carried on the shoulders, not on a wagon, whereby “The carriers are carried.” (Shmuel 2, Perek 6.)
13:23 – Dovid HaMelech (King David) brought the Aron Kodesh (Holy Ark) to Jerusalem with great honor and joy. This triumphant moment in Jewish history is relived by each of us when we put all our energy in dancing with the Torah on Simchos Torah. Description of how the Arizal would dance all night on Simchos Torah.
15:33 – Michal sees Dovid HaMelech from the window as he’s dancing and when he returns home she rebukes him for not upholding the dignity of being a king. Hashem punishes her for giving this rebuke by making her childless “until the day she passed away”. There is a possibility that she did have a child but that she passed away in childbirth.
23:42 – The pain of shame and embarrassment over a sin can help remove the damage to the soul caused by having committed the sin.
27:23 – The Tikkunei Zohar explains that above all, Hashem wants us to respect Him and to regret our mistakes. Bereishis (“In the beginning…”) is made up of the letters that form the words yira (respect/fear/awe) and boshes (shame). The rewards of serving Hashem with humility.
29:02 – Rav Avraham Kokhav-Lev brings: The time for the coming of Moshiach is from Rosh Chodesh Nissan through Pesach (Passover).