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Studying Tehillim: Chapter 27, Part 1

King David's Fortifying Faith

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Studying Tehillim: Chapter 27, Part 1: King David's Fortifying Faith

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High Holidays, Elul, Psalms, L'David Hashem Ori (Psalm 27)

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siena london September 20, 2022

I'm reading the book of tehilim in Hebrew, but it starts with 'Sefer tehilim' - tehilim aleph bet leyom rishon. Where is chapter 27? I'm trying to make sense of it all - read Hebrew (though rusty) but wanted the jewish translation rather than psalms Reply

Carl January 24, 2018

I am looking for a Psalm that relates directly to the death of a father Reply

Rabbi Mendel Adelman January 25, 2018
in response to Carl:

Hello Carl,

My sincere condolences. May your father's soul be constantly elevated.

While there are no specific Psalms for such a thing, there are certain psalms that are customarily said when visiting the grave. They may be poignant for your case.

They are chapters 33,16,17, 72,91,104 and 130. Afterwards, one recites from chapter 119 (which is composed of 8 verses for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet) the sections which spell the name of the deceased. Following that, from the same chapter, the sections which spell the word נשמה are recited. Reply

Anonymous CA June 27, 2015

Question: Verse 3, "in this will I be conffident." Is the "this" refering to the things listed before that point or the things coming up, the things the writer is about to say? Reply

Online Cheder September 6, 2023
in response to Anonymous:

Good question. Rashi says before that point. But it's keen that you noticed this. Reply

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