Class 05. הקדמה א. Tanya (text based)

Three reasons not to write the Tanya: 1) Not everyone is clear enough to understand what he reads without getting confused. 2) If a Sefer is only שכל אנושי it’s reach and appeal is limited. 3) Even when the Sefer is שכל אלוקי the complexity of הנסתרות makes it almost impossible to identify one’s part…

Class 06. הקדמה ב Tanya (text based)

The answer to the questions: [1) as a Rebbe he knows us from the inside and speaks Torah in a way that we can receive it 2)] He knows us and is writing the familiar and therefore will reach us in spite of all three issues raised above.

Class 07. הקדמה ג Tanya (text based)

More on the Spirit that is the Tanya. The practical aspects that make the Tanya work. Truth and honesty. Mashpiim, not being alone in Avodah.

Class 08. הקדמה ד Tanya (text based)

Copyright. Different הסכמות and some stories. ר’ זושא ור’ ליב הכהן The hidden Tzadik “Carl”. The Alter Rebbe’s children publish a complete Tanya with 5 sections and explain what they are about. Haskama for that also.