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Tehillim 119: Verses of Chet

Studying Tehillim: Chapter 119 (verses of Chet part 1)
King David now elects to proudly publicize his portion of choice and personal value system—with an eye towards positively inspiring others. Then he humbly pleads for continued spiritual success as he yearns for closeness to Hashem. On a deeper level, identifying the Neshamah (sacred soul) as a G-dly portion from on high, effectively empowers meticulous observance as the magnitude of our mission humbles and subdues us (verses 57-58).
Studying Tehillim: Chapter 119 (verses of Chet part 2)
King David royally reflects on Torah morality and ethical values, virtues and the path of righteousness we should elect to follow in the journey called life. Didactically sharing his own customary contemplation of choices at the crossroads, the Sweet Singer of Israel empowers us to make the oftentimes difficult decision to displace our evil inclination, and travel the highway of holiness – thusly exercising our G-d-given spiritual right of return. The result is a rush towards righteousness, eschewing any delay in the observance of Hashem's commandments.
Studying Tehillim: Chapter 119 (verses of Chet part 3)
Time and again, the Sweet Singer of Israel was surrounded by bands of bad brothers; who attacked, overwhelmed and even plundered him. Remarkably, King David somehow manages to muster mindfulness and maintain spiritual courage, composure and emotional equilibrium. Delving into the intriguing commentary on the unique etymology employed by the Psalmist, a telling and compelling narrative forms the basis for timeless inspiration and guidance—especially meaningful in our modern day and age of social media.
Studying Tehillim: Chapter 119 (verses of Chet part 4)
Revealing rhyme and reason of King David’s strange nocturnal schedule. On the most literal of levels, the strings of a decorative harp adorning his royal state bed would melodically vibrate at midnight awaking the prayerful Monarch, who would rise to thank the Al-mighty for his righteous judgments. In a deeper metaphoric sense this darkest time of night represents deepest despair; from which we must rebound with faith-filled vigor. (Psalm 119, verse 62)
Studying Tehillim: Chapter 119 (verses of Chet part 5)
See how the King’s love and friendship towards those who “fear Heaven,” in tandem with the kindness he sought from Hashem, serve as a profound testaments of selfless humility; revealing much about our eternal monarch’s moral compass and personal value system. This class artfully weaves together diverse commentary on the subject; and a rich teaching-tapestry emerges.
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