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Jewish Royalty

The Midrash states, "G-d had three 'finds'...one of them was David, as it says,1 'I found David, my servant.'"2  -...

Timeline of Jewish History

Chapter 1The New World [numbers on the left hand side correspond to the Jewish calendar which begins with the year '1' - creation of the world -...

Who composed the Book of Psalms?

King David, the “sweet singer of Israel” compiled the book of Psalms.Although the bulk of the Psalms was composed by King David himself, he...

To whom did King Solomon sing the “Song of Songs”?

He sang it to G-d. The bride and groom are a metaphor for the Jewish people and G-d, and the song is an expression of the profound and undying love which...

Mystery of the Ten Lost Tribes

Of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Moshiach, is the Return of the Ten Lost Tribes who were exiled and separated from the rest of...

Was King David guilty of murder and adultery?

[Ed. note: With any study there are two approaches: the easy way, and the academic way. The easy way is to take a quick glance, automatically factor in...

What do BCE and CE stand for?

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? justastudent: What do "BCE" and "CE" mean? As you can tell, I am...

What does the song “David melech yisrael...” mean?

Rabbi Marcus: Literally it means “David king of Israel lives and endures!”What it means is that the kingdom of David is forever, even if it...

What is the origin of the phrase “David melech yisrael chai vikayam"?

Rabbi Marcus: The phrase is found in the Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 25a). The Talmud records it as part of a message from Rabbi Yehudah the Prince (2nd century...

Who was King David?

A. King David was the second1 and probably best-known king of ancient Israel. He was a member of the Tribe of Judah, a descendant of Ruth, and the...