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NACH 22 – Melachim 1 – Lesson 02 – Shlomo HaMelech Gathers Am Yisroel for Tefilah; Dispute Between Two Mothers; Supernatural Throne

Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l.
05:16 – Hashem offers to grant Shlomo HaMelech (King Solomon) one special request.
08:23 – The days of the week correspond to the sefiros (spiritual levels).
10:23 – Shlomo HaMelech chooses to ask for a “heart that hears/discerns”. Since he chose a wise request, Hashem grants him far more. The king awakens from his dream with the ability to understand the languages of animals, plants, and the natural world.
13:16 – One of Shlomo HaMelech‘s first acts as king was to gather together the People of Israel for tefilah (prayer).
*15:17 – Our tefilos today do not rise vertically, they rise horizontally because they need to travel to makom hamikdash (the site of the Holy Temple) before they ascend. This location is the shaar hashamayim (gateway to heaven).
18:46 – The Zohar HaKodesh brings an illustration about how the satan (evil inclination) operates in our generation.
21:35 – Rebbe Nachman emphasizes that Shlomo HaMelech took 700 wives and 300 concubines in order to convert them.
22:45 – Shlomo HaMelech judges between two mothers arguing over the ownership of a child.
32:09 – The throne of Shlomo HaMelech had supernatural qualities that enabled him to elicit the truth from witnesses in disputes.
36:30 – During the reign of Shlomo HaMelech, Israel was at peace. He lived to the age of 62, ruling 40 years.

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