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NACH 20 – Shmuel 2 – Lesson 7 – Dovid HaMelech, Census and Plague, The Power of Sefer Tehillim, Purchase of Beis HaMikdash Site

Speaker: Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l. II Shmuel/Samuel, Chapters 22-24.
05:07 – Benayahu ben Yehoyada“He went down and killed a lion in a pit on a snowy day” (II Shmuel/Samuel 23:20) – immersions in an ice-covered mikveh.
11:02 – Dovid HaMelech (King David) wishes to taste the water of the Plishtim and his generals risk their lives to get it for him.
16:05 – It is prohibited to count Jews. Taking a census caused a deadly plague during the reign of Dovid HaMelech. The king is given a choice as to what punishment will be given.  לְהַגִּיד כִּֽי־יָשָׁ֣ר יְהֹוָ֑ה צ֜וּרִ֗י וְֽלֹא־עַוְלָ֥תָה (כתיב עַלָ֥תָה) בּֽוֹ  “…and there is no wickedness in Him” (Tehillim/Psalms 92:16).
20:19 – The prophet Gad confronts Dovid HaMelech about the census and its consequences.
22:59 – The mercy of Hashem is shown in His promise that the Jew will outlast all His “arrows”.
*25:59 – When the plague reaches and strikes Jerusalem, Dovid HaMelech prays on behalf of his people. His suffering enables him to compose the universally powerful words of Sefer Tehillim.
28:01 – The ten types of song in Sefer Tehillim.
30:50 – Dovid HaMelech insists on paying money for the site of the future Beis HaMikdash, even though the non-Jewish owner of the land, Aravna, offers to give it for free.
32:53 – The first mishna in Kedushin is about ownership, property, acquisition. Women have more emunah (faith) than men.
33:59 – The death of Avishai.

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