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Study the daily Chumash with Rashi, Tanya and Rambam with master teacher Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon.

Tanya: Chapter 23 - Part 3

Shevat 13

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Terrenza Texas, USA May 13, 2015

Oneness If I am understanding the premise of Tanya correctly, my goal should be to surrender my individual identity and become one with HaShem in thought word and deed, as a flame ascends to become one with its source: indistinguishable from that source. So that prayer is a 2-party act - me and HaShem, while Torah study is a 1-party act - HaShem alone. He is His Word and His Word is He. When I study Torah, I detach from all things except HaShem, thereby feeding both my souls with the Word. The Word imparts light, wisdom, instruction, purpose and life. When I leave off Torah study to do the mundane activities of this life, I separate, as a flame, from the Source of my being until the next time I open Torah. This has revolutionized my thinking and understanding, and even my prayers. Thank you for sharing Tanya! Reply

Tracie Wise Medford Or February 2, 2015

Thank You Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon
I love how passionate you are about the Torah. I believe that we need the full armor of G-d. Not sure why the Torah is considered more favorable? I would think we desperately need both!
Thank You
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Anonymous January 21, 2013

torah and prayer How is Torah really greater than prayer if prayer is talking directly to Hashem and connecting to him? Reply

Anonymous January 29, 2018
in response to Anonymous:

When you learn torah, Hashem is talking to you. Reply

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