Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 00; Section One
There are 23 classes in this section. An Introduction to the Entire Weekly Tanya Series
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 01
This class moves right into studying the Shaar Blaat (Title Page), Haskomos (Approbations), and Hakdama (Introduction) to the Tanya. Some of the topics covered include: why Haskamas were written, the practical function of Haskamas, who wrote them, and stories associated with this period in Chabad history. Rabbi Paltiel explains his view on the role of...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 02
This class covers chapters 2 through 5 of the Tanya. The Alter Rebbe discusses the G-dly soul in Tanya Chapters 2, 3, and 4. In each of these chapters, one of the three dimensions of the soul is discussed. The inner dimension is the etzom (essence) of the soul which is its connection to G-d....
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 03
Description coming soon.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 04
The weekly Tanya class #4 covers chapter 10 (two levels of tzadik), chapter 11 (two levels of rasha), and chapter 12 (the beginning of the discussion of the beinoni).
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 05
Chapters 12 – 14 focus on the Beinoni. To be a tzaddik is a gift from Hashem (the bottom line from chapter 14). A key focus in this class is that the life of the Beinoni revolves around the time that he or she davens. At this time one can be as close to a...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 06
This class covers Chapters 16 – 18 (detailed description coming). Class #6 is ready for listening.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 07
This week’s class starts with a review of chapter 19 and then goes on to cover chapters 20, 21, and 22. Chapters 18 and 19 of the Tanya describe the superrational nature of the neshama (soul) – the fire and the power in every Jew. The next chapters explain how to make use of this...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 08
This class includes a rich introduction that discusses Kabbala and the significance and relevance of Kabbala’s contribution to Yiddishkeit – the idea of G-dliness (Elokus). Chapters 23 and 24 apply the theoretical notions of achdus (oneness) and avodah zara (idol worship – literally alien worship) discussed in chapters 20-22. Chapter 23 discusses mitzvos and Torah...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 09
This week’s class covers Chapters 25 and 26 pf the Tanya. This is a powerful class and the discussion of Chapter 26 in particular provides practical steps for everyone to fight off the yetzer hara (evil inclination) on a daily basis. You do not need the previous classes to understand this class.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 10
A Description of Class #10 is coming soon. The class is ready for listening.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 11
This class presents chapters 29-31 out of order in order to provide clarity. In chapter 30 the Alter Rebbe introduces us to a novel possibility of self- criticism in which one considers conforming to a standard expected of someone else! At the beginning of chapter 31 breaking one’s own spirit is justified as a means...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 12
The model established in the earlier chapters continues in this class. Chapter 32 delves into the commandment to love our fellow as ourselves. The Alter Rebbe clarifies that this is to be taken literally. He explains that it is possible to experience real love for every Jew as he loves himself by deemphasizing the body...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 13
Description coming soon! Class 13 is ready for listening.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 14
This week’s class presents Chapter 37 of the Tanya. In sum, when you do a mitzva you are involving the physical world around yourself. You are not only giving your mind to G-d and your body and animal soul to G-d but by the use of physical things you are giving the physical world to...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 15
This class covers most of Chapter 38. Full description coming soon.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 16
This class covers Chapters 39 and 40. Full description coming soon.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 17
This class covers Chapter 41 and discusses the importance of fear of Hashem. Don’t miss this installment – it is full of Chassidic stories. Expanded description coming soon.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 18
This class covers both Chapter 42 and the beginning of Chapter 43. Expanded description coming soon.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 19
This class covers the end of Chapter 43 and all of Chapter 44. The focus of the class is love of G-d. Expanded description coming soon.
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 20
This class covers Chapters 45, 46, and 47. Chapter 45 addresses the middle pillar of serving Hashem – the path of mercy and compassion. The first step is to have rachmanus (mercy) on your neshama (G-dly soul) by doing mitzvos. Chapter 46 – 49 are centered around the idea that the further you are from...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 21
if you are looking for a solid and clear introduction to core Kabbalistic concepts, this is the class for you! This class covers Chapters 48 and 49 of the Tanya which are the most Kabbalistic chapters in the first section of the Tanya. These chapters continue to build on the theme of motivating love for...
Likutei Amarim - Beinonim - Class 22
This class covers Chapter 50 and provides a wrap up to the long discussion of the role emotions play in our relationship with Hashem.