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THE STUDY OF TORAH LISHMAH – FOR IT’S OWN SAKE!

Gate 4, Chapter  9:  The Torah Brings on Yirah

Gate 4, Chapter 10:  Blueprint of the World

Gate 4, Chapter 11:  G-d, the Torah, and Yisroel Are One; The World Before the Giving of the Torah;  The Fruits of Torah Study; Upholding the World; G-d’s Friend and Partner

Gate 4, Chapter 12:  Creating New Torah Insights

Gate 4, Chapter 13:  G-d’s Joy and Delight

Gate 4, Chapter 14:  As if Standing at Sinai; Bringing Goodness to the World

Gate 4, Chapter 15:  The Power of Torah Learning; The Torah Protects From Harm

 

(05_20_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 146 – 157)

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Refuah Shelaima Barry Silver

THE STUDY OF TORAH LISHMAH – FOR IT’S OWN SAKE!

Gate 4, Chapter 1:  Studying Mussar at the Expense of Torah; An Inversion of Values; A Misconception

Gate 4, Chapter 2:  Torah Lishmah Is Not Fervent Devotion; Another Proof

Gate 4, Chapter 3:  Torah for Torah’s Sake

Gate 4, Chapter 4:  Yiras Shamayim, Fear of G-d

Gate 4, Chapter 5:  The Storehouse of Yirah

Gate 4, Chapter 6:  Connecting With G-d

Gate 4, Chapter 7:  Fear of G-d Is a Preservative

Gate 4, Chapter 8:  Storehouse for Torah

(05_13_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 135 – 146)

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Prologue To Gate 4, Chapter 1:  The Bane of Pride

Prologue To Gate 4, Chapter 2:  Do Not Disparage Your Fellow; Torah Study Equivalent to all Mitzvos

Prologue To Gate 4, Chapter 3:  Shelo Lishmah leads to Lishmah; A Reassuring Thought

Prologue To Gate 4, Chapter 4:  The Yetzer Hara’s Deception; Doing Mitzvos at the Proper Time

Prologue To Gate 4, Chapter 5:  Performing the Mitzvah Is What Counts; Prayer Must Be Enunciated

Prologue To Gate 4, Chapter 6:  Kavanah Is Not Decisive

Prologue To Gate 4, Chapter 7:  Other Deceptions of the Yetzer Hara

Prologue To Gate 4, Chapter 8:  Another False Line of Reasoning; Summation; Conclusion

(05_06_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 119 – 132)

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Gate 3, Chapter 1:  HaMakom, G-d Is the Place of the World

Gate 3, Chapter 2:  The World Endures By the Will of Hashem

Gate 3, Chapter 3:  A Word of Caution

Gate 3, Chapter 4:  Hashem Fills and Surrounds All Worlds

Gate 3, Chapter 5:  Hashem Is the Soul of the World

Gate 3, Chapter 6:  Do Not Delve Into Hidden Things

(04_22_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 107 – 116)

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Gate 2, Chapter 11:  Kavanah – Intention; Personal Pleas; Praying for Relief of Pain

Gate 2, Chapter 12:  Agonizing Over the Pain of the Shechinah; An Analogy; Channah’s Plea, Tefillah In These Times

Gate 2, Chapter 13:  How to Pray;  Written with Ruach HaKodesh; Visualizing the Words

Gate 2, Chapter 14:  With All Your Soul; Spoken Prayer; The Next Level of Tefillah; Connecting With the Higher World

Gate 2, Chapter 15:  Each According to His Ability; Channah’s Tefillah:  the Epitome of Prayer

Gate 2, Chapter 16:  The Three Parts of the Soul; Letters – Action – Nefesh; Vowel Signs – Speech – Ruach; Cantillation Marks – Thought – Neshama; The Highest Level of Tefillah

Gate 2, Chapter 17:  The Root of the Neshamah

Gate 2, Chapter 18:  The Ultimate Level

(04_15_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 89 – 103)

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Gate 2, Chapter 1:  Praying With Heart and Soul

Gate 2, Chapter 2:  The Meaning of Berachah

Gate 2, Chapter 3:  The Names of G-d; The Formula of The Berachos

Gate 2, Chapter 4:  G-d’s Involvement With The World

Gate 2, Chapter 5:  The Soul is a Reflection of G-d

Gate 2, Chapter 6:  Feeding the Universe

Gate 2, Chapter 7:  Harmful Food

Gate 2, Chapter 8:  Cause and Effect

Gate 2, Chapter 9:  Tefillah – Prayer

Gate 2, Chapter 10:  A Partner of the Creator; The Words of Prayer; G-d Yearns for the Prayers of Tzaddikim

(04_08_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 77 – 89)

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Refuah Shelaima Yehuda Yisroel ben Henya
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Gate 1, Chapter 17:  Teshuvah (A Review From Last Week)

Gate 1, Chapter 18:  Kareis

Gate 1, Chapter 19:  Yaakov’s Dream; A Parable

Gate 1, Chapter 20:  Removing a Stain on Nefesh; Removing Damage on Ruach; Torah Study Removes the Stain on the Neshama

Gate 1, Chapter 21:  Torah Study Elevates the Higher Worlds; Why the Torah Was Not Given to the Patriarchs

Gate 1, Chapter 22:  A Word of Warning; The Prophet Yeshaya Confronts King Chizkiah; Man Cannot Fathom the Rationale of the Mitzvos; A One-Time Temporary Ruling; We Must Observe All the Laws

Gate #1 Completed

(04_01_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 60 – 73)

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Gate 1, Chapter 15:  The Neshamah

Gate 1, Chapter 16:  The Sparks of the Neshamah

Gate 1, Chapter 17:  Teshuvah

(03_25_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 56 – 61)

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Gate 1, Chapter 12:  Repercussions of Man’s Actions; Reward of the World to Come; All Your Actions Are Recorded; Sin Is Its Own Punishment

Gate 1, Chapter 13:  The Impact of Words on the Higher Worlds; Consequences of Evil Speech

Gate 1, Chapter 14:  The Significance of Intention; An Apt Analogy; Improper Thoughts Cause Damage to the Higher Worlds; Action, Speech, Thought

(03_18_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 48 – 56)

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Gate 1, Chapter  9:  Faith Can bring About Miracles

Gate 1, Chapter 10:  Does Man Outshine the Angels?

Gate 1, Chapter 11:  The Angels Wait

(03_11_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 43 – 48)

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Gate 1, Chapter 4:  Why did Nevuchadnezar and Titus Succeed?

Gate 1, Chapter 5:  The Soul of the Higher Worlds

Gate 1, Chapter 6:  Virtuous Deeds Affect the Higher Worlds

Gate 1, Chapter 7:  Hashem Is Your Shadow

Gate 1, Chapter 8:  The Keruvim/Cherubim

(03_04_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 33 – 43)

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Gate 1, Chapter 1: The Image of G-d

Gate 1, Chapter 2:  Continual Renewal

Gate 1, Chapter 3:  Man’s Actions Have an Impact on the Higher Worlds

(02_26_24) Nefesh HaChaim (pg. 29 – 33)

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Introduction by the translator, Rabbi A.Y. Finkel, and

“The Soul of the Matter,” Mishpacha Magazine (2021).

(02_19_24) Nefesh HaChaim – Introduction

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Refuah Shelaima Barry Silver