Good Morning everyone
Cindy E Levitz
Happy Anniversary Babette
Good Morning Rabbi
so sorry Ed
Happy Anniversary Babette and Bruce!
BJ also has a morning and evening minyan
Can you give the full name for BJ?
https://www.bj.org/ for Dean
Have a blessed day - don weiss
RSK can actually sing!
Good morning, everyone.
pretty good your rendition of considering candles burning 😜
Dedicated to Adrienne Cooper
Curious why you're reading yud he vav he as "hashem" rather than "Adonai".
The rabbi's sound overmodulates when she goes too close to the microphone.
Dedicated to the recent memory of Vittoria
in memory of my parents Ruth and Seymour Matuson
Adonoy sound like adonis?
Adonai is actually a plural. Adoni would be the singular.
…except when praying, right? All Jews say Adonai during prayers, though, correct?
Plural adonai parallel to elohim (also plural)?
Is this the only psalm that deals with a specific event in David's life
Yes, Elohim is also plural.
I like to think that the ancient Jews referred to g-d as male, female, and plural (non-binary).
Could it be of his story?
even Shekinah has non-binary implications
Sharon, you may want to read the introduction to Psalm 3 in the Alter scan I distributed. It’s possible that the first line is a title, added later, which has become part of the text during centuries of transmission.
How many are my foes
To my soul
We also use this word when saying leave me alone. leave me to my nefesh.
Doesn’t nefesh have some early meaning of “neck”? Of blood flowing through..
Is Sela like Amen?
Selah sometimes praise
Like saying, “Word.”
We've sung Amen, Selah in the chorus
You all should have the scan of the Alter Psalms, with the introduction. He has a long discussion of Selah.
I believe there is also a theory that "selah" may have been a musical superscription, akin to "forte"
IDF - tzvah hagana l'Israel
Harim - mountains
Kamim alai vs. Oomayrim roshi
The psalmist is being denigrated by the psalmist's enemies not necessarily by the psalmist on whose side God stands.
The despair is that the psalmist will be destroyed by the psalmist's enemies.
Negative rising vs. positive rising. People compared to God.
meir’im v.1 parallels kamim in v.4. These are the bookends (?)
Balanced against the ata in earlier verse
Does that make it more intimate and personal?
My native Bulgarian is like that, with person and number embedded into verb ending; it is (Modern) English that has lost those endings so you always need proniouns.
I mean that's an unusal development even for an Indo-European labguage like English to depend on pronouns instead of verbendings
Second word looks like primitive Hebrew
I'm impressed that there even are spaces between words
Thanks for posting an image. You know those puzzles, where they tell you to look for the first word you see? Here, I saw “Chaim,” on the 3rd row of text, which is very encouraging to me!
CBST early leader/member Murray Lichtenstein is a Scrolls scholar
Allison Drew Klein
Get Micha to do it.
Thank you, Sarah, I can see that 'chaim" now.
ALl the lines start with the letter Lamed
Can anyone recognize the second letter of the first word? At first I thought it was a Shin, but the Shins in the rest of the text look different.
Wow, inddeed, Yael (at least the Lamed is always recognizable)
It might be Ayin and Vav, which would be LeOlam.
Same as the 5th line.
Indeed. It's googd to have a native speaker around
When I started studying Hebrew on a whim two years ago, I had no idea that I would get into this. :)
Wonderful study! Much thanks!!
great class. thank you.
Jose Luis Martin
Thank you all
Thank you RSK, Harold and Julia