The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 10 – Part 1 – video

The theme of the previous chapter was teshuvah ila’ah and how it finds expression in the “cleaving of spirit to Spirit” — through Torah study, tzedakah and acts of lovingkindness. והנה תשובה עילאה זו, דאתדבקותא דרוחא ברוחא על ידי תורה וגמילות חסדים This higher level of teshuvah, the cleaving of spirit to Spirit through the […]

The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 10 – Part 2 – audio

וכן לקיים כל המצות   He must also perform all the mitzvot,   כמו שכתוב: אשר קדשנו במצותיו   as it is written,9 “He has sanctified us with His commandments.”   כמו הרי את מקודשת לי   This [sanctification] has the same sense as in the phrase,10 “You are sanctified unto me” — i.e., separate […]

The Epistle on Repentance: Chapter 10 – Part 2 – video

וכן לקיים כל המצות   He must also perform all the mitzvot,   כמו שכתוב: אשר קדשנו במצותיו   as it is written,9 “He has sanctified us with His commandments.”   כמו הרי את מקודשת לי   This [sanctification] has the same sense as in the phrase,10 “You are sanctified unto me” — i.e., separate […]