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NACH 44 – Melachim 2 – Lesson 14 – Yeshayahu Melech Yehudah and His Sons – Prophecy of Chulda – Tzidkiyahu and Shimson – Tisha B’Av – Tzom Gedaliah

Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l.
00:00 – Review.
02:32 – The evil king Amon is assassinated and his righteous son Yeshayahu becomes king of Yehudah.
08:10 – Chuldah HaNaviyah (Huldah the Prophetess) is consulted by the king when a sefer Torah is discovered hidden in the heichal (chamber) of the Beis HaMikdash.
09:37 – To encourage teshuvah (repentance) among the People of Israel, Yeshayahu funded an especially festive celebration of Pesach.
13:22 – When Yeshayahu Melech Yehudah is killed in battle, his son Yoachaz becomes king for 3 months.
19:06 Tzidkiyahu tried to escape from the siege of Jerusalem through a tunnel, but was captured. His sons were killed in front of his eyes, and then he was blinded. The Arizal reveals that Tzidkiyahu was a gilgul – reincarnation – of Shimson HaGibor -Samson.
24:05 – The walls of Jerusalem were breached on Tisha B’Av and the Kadosh Kadoshim (Holy of Holies) was set on fire.
*25:29 – Gedaliah was made ruler of the kingdom of Yehudah but was assassinated the day after Rosh Hashanah. He is commemorated through Tzom Gedaliah, a public fast day.
26:08 – On Rosh Hashanah there are two days of din (judgment) – the first day is called Dina Kashya (strict judgment) and the second day is called Dinah Rafya (lenient judgment).
27:53 – The rise of Bavel (Babylonia) and the destruction of Yerushalayim, end of Sefer Melachim (Book of Kings).
32:03 – The blood of Zechariah HaNavi seethed up from the ground and would not rest.
35:51 – A ger (convert to Judaism) is judged by Hashem with respect to the spiritual level of Am Yisrael at the time of his conversion.

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