Navi Journey, Shmuel 1
by: Ginian, Ilan
The young Shmuel was brought to the Mishkan by his mother Chanah to live and learn under the great Eli Hakohen. He became the great and beloved Shmuel Hanavi who was loved by all ofYisrael and eventually established malchus Yisrael with the anointing of the humble Shaul from the tribe ofBinyamin. After Shaul did not completely fulfill the word of Hashem in wiping out Amalek, Shmuel was sent to the town ofYishai to anoint one of his sons as the next king over Yisrael. Upon Dovid's entrance, the oil used for anointing rushed out of the horn to go over the head of Dovid and became solid and surrounded him with precious stones andjewels.
In this sefer we will learn how this young cub from the tribe of Yehudah will become a lion. We will see how Dovid emulated his great-grandfather Yehudah in accepting upon himself the judgment of Shamayim, showing his true attribute of malchus. Amidst all of the darkness and seemingly loss of hope, Hashem was bringing out the greatest revelation of all time - The David Dynasty. From Dovid would come the light of Mashiach.
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About the author
Rabbi Ilan Ginian was born in New York and grew up inAtlanta, Georgia. He learned in yeshivah and kollel in Israel where he received several rabbinic ordinations. Rabbi Ginian also acquired a counseling degree in jerusalem, specializing in teens-at-risk. For over a decade he taught in one of the foremost Israeli educational institutions that catered to "at-risk" teens, developing an exceptional reputation for his successful approach. Upon his return to the United States, he earned his MSW and is currently the director of a teens-at-risk drop-in center, as well as a private counselor to individuals throughout New York state. Rabbi Ginian is also a lecturer in several yeshivos and synagogues, delivering classes in Navi, Gemara and Mussar.