Please learn the following texts from and about David Hamelech. Sources are available in English and Hebrew in the following link: http://www.sefaria.org/sheets/22219 . This is the story of David and his son Avshalom and has given our sages tremendous insight over the last 2000 years as to the nature of a rebellious child and the unconditional love between a parent and a child. The second source is from Tehillim as David Hamelech reminisces over the difficult period of his life.
Based on the texts which you have been instructed to read please answer the following questions. Each question should be answered in approximately 200-250 words.
- Please give a brief biography of the individual which you have chosen to study. Please indicate what they have accomplished and why their work is still relevant today.
- Please indicate what this individual has contributed to the land of Israel. How did this individual contribute towards the Halachik establishment of a Jewish homeland. Please take the liberty to be creative but stick within the context of texts which you can find about this character.