September 6, 2011 5:21 am at 5:21 am #599199
Urgent-My friend is doing a report and she needs like some outstanding middos of dovid hamelech; how he used them.. etc. Just a few are fine! Thanks in advance.September 6, 2011 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #806367
“how he used them” –interesting phrase to employ here.
For one thing, if Dovid HaMelech had a job to do, he would do it himself, not throw it onto his friend and a group of strangers (no matter how friendly).
Look into Yishai Chasidah’s “Ishei HaTanach” in English or Hebrew, “Footsteps of the Prophets” volume3?, the one that focuses on Dovid; any meforshim on Nach.
Hatzlacha.September 6, 2011 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm #806369
By “how he used them” i meant some stories/ examples of how his middos shone through. I dont understand what youre trying to say? And she doesnt have any of those sefarim… But thank you anyway.September 6, 2011 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #806370MiddlePathParticipant
One example is when he married Batsheva and was rebuked for the what he did (in regard to Batsheva’s previous husband), Dovid immediately admitted his sin without trying to justify anything he did, which he certainly could have. We see how important it is to be able to see flaws in ourselves and be able to say “I’m sorry” or “You are right”, and we should emulate him. It is such a valuable middah.September 6, 2011 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #806371
I’m trying to say that if this is your friend’s assignment, she should be doing the work. But, since you are doing (part of) the work for her, and those sefarim I suggested have the information she needs, try to get them. Go to the school library or borrow them from someone who is likely to have them. Really, Ishei HaTanach should do it.
Or, try to find the info online.September 6, 2011 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #806372
Middlepath-Thank you so much! This information was really helpful. =)September 6, 2011 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #806373
ursula- oh, i get you now. Im really not doing the work for her; just getting a few finishing points for her report. 🙂September 6, 2011 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #806374MiddlePathParticipant
toomuch, my pleasure! There are really so many valuable middos that Dovid had that we can learn from. Wishing your friend success in the report!
On a side “note”, Dovid Hamelech was quite an accomplished musician!September 6, 2011 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #806375Emunas ItechaMember
There is SOO much to learn from the life of Dovid HaMelech. Hashem send him nisayon after nisayon, but he NEVER gave up! Dovid HaMelech said, “V’Ani Tefillah.” (And I am Tefillah.) He was like mamesh a walking tefillah. Every test He faced, He spoke it out with Hashem. That is the tehillim that we read today. Tehillim is really Dovid HaMelechs hisbodedus (personal prayer) to Hashem. In it we can find solutions to our problems if we look deep enough into the words, and not just see plain letters. I think the biggest lesson we can learn from him is no matter how hard the tests were that he faced, he always turned to Hashem and rose to the challenge. He never gave up!September 6, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #806376
Sorry if I came off harsh or priggish.
I googled “Dovid HaMelech middos” and among the many items that came up was the rothschild family blog with a bar mitzvah speech about Dovid Yaakov, which discusses
“the middos, character traits, of both Dovid ha Melech and Yaakov Avinu. .. Dovid ha Melech represents the midda of bitachon baShem, because without placing his trust in Hashem, Dovid would not have been able to overcome such adversity. He also represents the midda of malchus, kingship, which requires spiritual strength that is maximized through the midda of bitachon baShem….”
There is more there if you look. hatzlacha.September 6, 2011 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm #806377
Thank You so much for your time in helping me. All your posts really helped. I just got report that the report is finished,though. ( pun not intended) =) Thanx again!
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