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Speaking Unity – Text Based Study

R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi's "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"

What do we mean when we say "G-d is One"? What is the relationship between G-d and the world? What is the gateway to divine union and cognizance? Join us for a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya, by the Alter Rebbe. (Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah.)

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Speaking Unity, Class 1:
Introduction to "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
If you don't feel love for G-d is it possible to "create" love? Should the mysteries of divine union remain mysteries, or do they provide the foundation upon which all spiritual advancement depends? The first in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah," by the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
Speaking Unity, Class 2:
Chapter 1 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
Speaking Unity, Class 3:
Why is the Baal Shem Tov cited in Chapter 1 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"?
Marking the 260th yahrtzeit of the Baal Shem Tov, we discuss his teaching on union through speech, whether in prayer, Torah study, or in any other utterance, however mundane. This helps us to understand the significance of this treatise by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi and its relationship to the fundamental mission of the Baal Shem Tov.
Speaking Unity, Class 4:
Chapter 2 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
What does personal Divine providence mean and why should we believe in it? Does the principle of providence conflict with the principle of free will? What does all this have to do with the philosophical argument that the world must be recreated anew every moment of every day? The fourth in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah," by the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
Speaking Unity, Class 5:
Chapter 3 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
The physical world presents its reality as a brute fact. But is it really nothing? The fifth in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah," by the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
Speaking Unity, Class 6:
Chapter 4 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
Why is the world not transparent to the divine word that brings it into being out of nothing at every moment? The sixth in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah," by the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
Speaking Unity, Class 7:
Chapter 5 of "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
Explore the dual dynamic at play in creation, prophecy, and in the celestial experience of the souls in the Garden of Eden. The seventh in a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tanya: "Shaar Hayichud Vehaemunah," by the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
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