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Kabbalah and the Psychology of the Soul

The Innerworkings of the Mind and Soul According to Tanya

A series of video classes that expound upon mystical themes from the classic Chassidic work of Tanya.

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G-d spoke and the world came to be. If G-d would cease to continuously recreate the miracle of creation, the world would cease to be.
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The Binding of Issac
The Binding of Issac and the Meaning of Jewish Martyrdom
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What, in the final analysis, do we have to give to our Creator, the source of all we have?
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Merging the Finite and the Infinite
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On the Meaning of the Mitzvah
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Why is the after-life never once mentioned in the Torah?
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Everything in creation has a nature. The nature of the Jewish soul is to serve G-d without any desire for self-actualization.
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Selflessness within the sanctity of marriage is a metaphor for a Jew’s relationship with G‑d.
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The awesome potential of the G-dly soul may go unrealized only until a moment of truth wakes us up from our spiritual slumber.
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In the context of a Jew's relationship with G-d, every sin is an act of betrayal. Thus, teshuvah (repentance) is the act of restoring closeness after the bonds of trust have been broken.
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Although we normally shun depression and strive to be joyous all the time, there is an appropriate context for sadness. When is there a benefit to having a broken heart?
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Bonding with G-d Through Tragedy
Are the darkest moments of our lives really G-d communicating with us on a higher level? The traditional prayer of mourning -- "Baruch Dayan Emet" -- holds the answer.
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The Power of Faith to Face Adversity
Faith is the ability to accept that painful experiences can actually be a form of goodness that is beyond the mind's ability to grasp.
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Overcoming Emotional Numbness
Sometimes we cannot get inspired because our hearts are callous from past sins. Even if we have repented in the past, if we are about to ascend to a higher level of spiritual growth, we need to tap into a deeper level of repentance.
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Saying 'No' to Impulsive Thoughts
What to do when our own unholy, negative or selfish thoughts distract us from staying focussed on spiritual pursuits.
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Our Struggle is G-d's Pleasure
G-d is not displeased with those who struggle to do the right thing. To the contrary, it causes G-d great pleasure to see us striving to overcome our lower nature.
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A series of video classes that expound upon mystical themes from the classic Chassidic work of Tanya.