The Tefilah Podcast

Tehilim 145: "Ashrei" (Part 12 - Radak on 145:14-16) or "REWARD AND PUNISHMENT FOR ANIMALS?!"

March 10, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 7 Episode 13
The Tefilah Podcast
Tehilim 145: "Ashrei" (Part 12 - Radak on 145:14-16) or "REWARD AND PUNISHMENT FOR ANIMALS?!"
Show Notes

Tonight (3/10/21) in our Tehilim/Tefilah shiur, we continued developing our understanding of Ashrei with the commentary of the Radak. On Tuesday we began learning the cluster of pesukim which includes "poseach es yadecha." Things were going well until the very end, when we encountered a VERY metaphysically disturbing Radak (at least, according to the Rambam, which is shocking given how "Maimonidean" the Radak typically is). Tonight our goal was to understand what the Radak was saying in a manner which extricates us from our perplexity ... and I believe we succeeded! Our goal next Tuesday is to try to wrap up THIS iteration of learning Ashrei.
רד"ק - תהלים קמה:יד-כא
חולין דף סג עמוד א
אבן עזרא - תהלים לו:ז
רד"ק - בראשית ט:ה
רד"ק - א' מלאכים יג:כח
בכורות דף ה עמוד ב
מכילתא דר' ישמעאל משפטים פרשה כ
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