Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל.
00:00 – Brief review of previous shiur in Sefer Daniel.
02:29 – Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Daniel is elevated to the highest post in Bavel and the king recognizes and acknowledges the absolute supremacy of Hashem.
06:10 – Introduction to the miracle of Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah in the fiery furnace. Why did Nebuchadnezzar stop believing in Hashem? This questions applies to all nations that attempt to harm Am Yisrael. Similarities between Hitler and Roosevelt יש”ו – both were against the Jewish People, but went about causing harm in different ways.
14:05 – The word gematria means “numerical value”. Refugees from Korea were accepted but the Jews during World War II were not.
16:53 – During the Sinai Campaign in 1956 the United States united with Russia against Israel.
19:13 – Anti-semitism results in suicidal behavior.
22:09 – Nebuchadnezzar built a statue based on his dream and commanded everyone to bow down to it. By forcing the Jews to do this, his goal was to prevent the fulfillment of his dream, in which Moshiach ultimately triumphed over his kingdom.
28:37 – Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah speak to the king about the self-sacrifice of the frogs during the ten plagues.
34:47 – Introduction to Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the tree and the menorah.