The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 09 – Part 1 – video

The Alter Rebbe explained at the conclusion of the previous chapter that through teshuvah ila’ah, the higher level of repentance, the soul is totally cleansed and purified. It then ascends and cleaves to G‑d with the same degree of unity that it enjoyed before it descended into the body. Furthermore, the Alter Rebbe quoted the […]

The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 09 – Part 2 – video

The Alter Rebbe explained at the conclusion of the previous chapter that through teshuvah ila’ah, the higher level of repentance, the soul is totally cleansed and purified. It then ascends and cleaves to G‑d with the same degree of unity that it enjoyed before it descended into the body. Furthermore, the Alter Rebbe quoted the […]

The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 09 – Part 3 – video

והנה עיקר האהבה היא אתדבקות רוחא ברוחא Ahavah, the love of G‑d, is primarily the cleaving of spirit to Spirit,3 כמו שכתוב: ישקני מנשיקות פיהו וגו’ כנודע as the verse expresses it,4 “He kisses me with the kisses of his mouth….” A physical kiss unites the inner breath or spirit of two individuals. Similarly, the […]

The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 09 – Part 4 – video

ולפי שפגם הברית בהוצאת זרע לבטלה Since the violation of the covenant through wasteful emission, ואין צריך לומר בעריות, או שאר איסורי ביאה דאורייתא או דרבנן to say nothing of incestuous relations, or other unions prohibited by the Torah or the Sages (כי חמורים דברי סופרים וכו’) (12 for13 “the words i.e. the prohibitions of […]