Class 11, Perek 1, Class 1 Tanya (text based)

The journey from Nigla to Nistar that demonstrates the unity in the Torah. Various Gemaros and the Zohar (Raia Meheimna Parshas Mishpatim (117b)). The classic definitions for צדיק בינוני רשע address their judgement and reward or punishment. The more involved terms of צדיק וטוב לו, צדיק ורע לו and רשע וטוב לו לו רשע ורע…

Class 12, Perek 1, Class 2 Tanya (text based)

The Gemaros themselves, that means Niglah alone accounts for the idea that there are two levels in the definitions of צדיק בינוני ורשע. A) As it relates to being judged, where as a practical matter one is a צדיק if most of one’s deeds are good etc. B) מהות מדריגת צדיק ובינוני ורשע, where there…

Class 13, Perek 1, Class 3 Tanya (text based)

PDF רעיא מהימנא פרשת משפטים קי”ז, ב. This class was the introduction of the five levels of צדיק וטוב לו צדיק ורע לו רשע וטוב לו רשע ורע לו ובינוני, on the נסתר level; which is based initially on the גמרא בברכות ועוד; but is sourced in the רעיא מהימנא. We actually read it inside….

Class 14, Perek 1, Class 4 Tanya (text based)

This class (after a brief introduction) explores the basic character traits of the נפש הבהמית ונפש האלוקית. The נפש הבהמית is: 1) Self-centered (selfish), 2) not visionary; interested only in the here and now, 3) Lives in fear and “survives” because she has no trust. The נפש האלוקית is 1) G-d-centered (selfless), 2) Has great…

Class 15, Perek 1, Class 5 Tanya (text based)

Two ideas: A) The difference between the terms נפש האלקית ונפש הבהמית and the terms יצר טוב ויצר הרע. Basically the נפש is the מוח ופנימיות while the יצר is the לב וחיצוניות. Also the יצר is the צורה that must be destroyed while the נפש is the פנימיות and should be transformed to קדושה….

Lesson 2 Tanya Lectures – Iggeres Hateshuva

Chapters 1-3 also address the question of fasts as they do or don’t relate to Teshuva.

Lesson 1 Tanya Lectures – Iggeres Hateshuva

Chapter one of Igeres Hateshuva introduces the Mitzva of Teshuva at its most basic; reflecting the possibility for anyone who so desires to do Teshuva successfully.

Lesson 03 Shaar Hayichud Vihaemuna

Chapters 1-2. Constancy of creation. There are divine words that are manifest in each creation (individually and) constantly, to perpetuate their continued existence from nonexistence (G-Dliness). This requires a constant involvement of the Creator in His world.

Tanya Lectures (03) – Likutei Amarim – Chapter 01

Chapter one. Tzadik ,Beinoni, Rasha. Their meaning in Gemara vs. in Zohar. There are Talmudic sources for the mystical interpretation!

Tanya Lectures (04) – Likutei Amarim – Chapter 01

Chapter one (end). The Alter Rebbe introduces us to the two souls and forces in the world. G-Dly (ideal) and animal (subjective, selfish).