Tanya: Chapter 41 – Part 2 – video

As mentioned in the title-page of Tanya, this work is based on the verse, “For this thing is very near to you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.” This means that observing the Torah and the mitzvot with one’s heart, with a love and fear of G‑d, is very […]

Tanya: Chapter 41 – Part 3 – video

ואזי אף אם בכל זאת לא תפול עליו אימה ופחד בהתגלות לבו In such a case, i.e., having contemplated this matter, then: even though after all this [meditation] no fear or dread descends upon him in a manifest manner in his heart, מכל מקום מאחר שמקבל עליו מלכות שמים וממשיך עליו יראתו יתברך בהתגלות מחשבתו […]

Tanya: Chapter 41 – Part 4 – video

After all this has been said, the Alter Rebbe will now say, that although this person fails to experience the fear even in his mind, yet since he thinks about those ideas which should evoke fear, he is fulfilling the command of fearing G‑d. ועוד, שבאמת מקיים גם מצות יראה במה שממשיך היראה במחשבתו Furthermore, […]

Tanya: Chapter 41 – Part 5 – video

אך אמנם אמרו רז״ל: לעולם אל יוציא אדם עצמו מן הכלל Yet in fact, the Sages, of blessed memory, have said18 that “a man should never separate himself from the community.” לכן יתכוין ליחד ולדבקה בו יתברך, מקור נפשו האלקית ומקור נפשות כל ישראל Therefore he should intend to unite and attach to Him, blessed […]