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Ten Levels of Freedom

Torah's Paradigm of Freedom

Asher Crispe looks for a sort of Torah's "Bill of Rights," that is, the different freedoms and liberties granted to us in the Torah and how each corresponds to another of the Ten Sefirot.

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Ten Levels of Freedom: Part 1
This class serves as a general introduction to this course on freedom and examines the difference between positive and negative freedoms ("the freedom from" as opposed to "the freedom to.")
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Ten Levels of Freedom: Part 2
The first specific freedom we look at is the freedom that is the foundation for all other freedoms: freedom of choice.
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Ten Levels of Freedom: Part 3
The freedom of religion and the freedom of thought are compared to the sefirot of Chochmah (wisdom) and Binah (understanding) respectively, while the "freedom of opinion" is compared to Da'at (knowledge.)
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Ten Levels of Freedom: Part 4
The two main emotional attributes, Chesed (kindness) and Gevurah (severity), are compared to the freedom of association and the right to defend oneself.
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Ten Levels of Freedom: Part 5
Freedom of assembly is compared to the sefirah of Tiferet (beauty); the freedom of education is compared to Netzach (victory); the freedom of movement is compared to the sefirah of Hod; sexual freedom is compared to the sefirah of Yesod (foundation); and freedom of speech is compared to Malchus (kingship.)
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Ten Levels of Freedom: Part 6
The final installment in a 6-part series, this class talks about how to best express all of the different freedoms discussed in the previous classes.
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