19- Surviving the Exile and Returning to Eretz Yisrael

Overview of Mizmorim 101-106, Focus on Mizmor 102

How do we transition between exile, rehabilitation and revival in Eretz Yisrael? What are the stages in the redemptive process?

Mizmor 101 describes the return of King David, 102 the return of the Jewish people from the Exile and Mizmorim 103-104 praise Hashem for these developments. Chapters 105-106 give a historical review resulting in the prayer at the end of Book IV to return from the Exile. Contextual interpretation will be used to help unlock the psychological and philosophical world of Mizmor 102.

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