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David had a tumultous, yet ultimately triumphant life. He was the progenitor of a royal dynasty chosen by G‑d, but he suffered mightily from strife, especially at the hand of those closest to him.
For the haftarah of Korach, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The haftarah for Korach is from the book of I Samuel. I Samuel 11:14-12:22. It tells how Samuel established King Saul as the sovereign over the Jewish people. This was the second time Samuel did this. The first time was a small event in Mitzpah, when Saul...
For the haftarah of Naso, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
What could possibly be the connection between Shimshon and Shmuel being nazirs, and the Talmudic debate and teaching that follow?
For the haftarah of Zachor, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The haftarah begins with Samuel the prophet giving G‑d’s command to Shaul to utterly wipe out Amalek.
For an informed reading of I Samuel 15:2–34
The haftarah recounts the story of a time when Amalek was almost eliminated, but not quite entirely.
Can the government take private property?
Let’s start with the classic definition of eminent domain, which is first mentioned in the Book of Samuel.
Sacred Sightseeing: Kever Shmuel HaNavi
Join Rabbi Mordechai Weiss as he tours the tomb of Samuel the Prophet, and discover its history and significance.
A biblical history of the Jews
G‑d tells the prophet Samuel that the kingship must be removed from King Saul and given to a previously unknown shepherd named David, the son of Jesse. In this class we learn of the tragic and final chapter of Saul’s life, in which he becomes obsessed wit...
The nazirite is a holy calling—rising above the mundane by observing a meticulous lifestyle
The Haftorah of the first day of Rosh Hashanah relates the story of Chana, a childless woman who entreated G-d for a son at the Tabernacle in Shiloh. Eventually she gave birth to a son who would become the prophet Shmuel.
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