Likutei Amarim overview in 5 classes classes
Likutei Amarim overview in five classes. This series of classes was given at the "BESHT" Shul during the spring of 5770. In them, Rabbi Paltiel attempts to overview the entire first book of the Tanya. The classes don't follow the order of the chapters of the Tanya. Rather they divide the Sefer into five ideas explaining each one in a class.
The definition of a person: Two souls- Man and Animal. The Man is rational, orderly, and departmentalized; The Animal is polar, extreme, and singularly focused.
The human being's struggle between these two souls as they don't tolerate coexisting with one another. The Man must defeat, conquer and tame his Animal.
The inner Jew is the Soul that is naturally one his Creator. The struggle is giving it a voice (revelation).
The purpose of the Jew is dual: 1) Raise himself above this life and approach G-Dliness; 2) Bring G-D and G-Dliness to the most unG-dlike level.