Tanya: Chapter 40 – Part 1 – video

In ch. 39 the Alter Rebbe explained that the ascent of one’s Torah and mitzvot is commensurate with the level of kavanah that one invests in study and performance. If one’s kavanah stems from love and fear of G‑d created by one’s understanding of His greatness, his Torah and mitzvot ascend to the Sefirot of […]

Tanya: Chapter 40 – Part 3 – video

ואף דאורייתא וקודשא בריך הוא כולא חד, שהוא ורצונו אחד Although the Torah and the Holy One, blessed be He, are altogether one, for He and His Will are one, and the Torah represents His Will, nevertheless the Torah will not ascend on high without kavanah. The reason (presently stated) in brief: The words of […]

Tanya: Chapter 40 – Part 4 – video

Having stated that love and fear of G‑d elevate one’s Torah and mitzvot on high, the Alter Rebbe continues: ובזה יובן היטב הא דדחילו ורחימו נקראים גדפין, דרך משל, כדכתיב: ובשתים יעופף This explains clearly why fear and love are figuratively called “wings”, as it is written:10 “And with two wings he flies,” alluding to […]