67: Ruling Yitzros with Ratzon Hashem and Asher Yatzar - יצר הרע ויצר הטוב משעבדים לרצון השם

Serving Hashem with our Yetzer Tov and Yetzer Hara: What does Hashem want from me in this moment? What is my role here?

"Value your life not according to possessions and enjoyment, but according to good deeds; and again value your actions only according to the relation to that means which you possess and acquire. It is not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small, but how much or how little you are with what you have, how much or how little you utilize what has been lent to you for action in the service of God – that is it which makes you great or small." 

– Rav S.R. Hirsch, Horeb, pg. 46 par. 105. 

Post Shiur Discussions:

P.S 1: “Stop and Think”: Implementing God’s Will in the moment of choice.

P.S. 2: A New Angle on the bracha of Asher Yatzar.

50: Ozer Yisrael BiGevura Part II — The Burning Desire for Greaterness

Life in this world is finite, but who I become will last forever. Find the burning desire within for greaterness, for elevation above immaturity and selfishness. Discover the might, the power, the supernatural strength of Choice, of Will.

איזהו גבור? הכובש את יצרו.
 .Who is Mighty? He who conquers his inclinations

הכל בידי שמים חוץ מיראת שמים.

Heads Up: You may find this class to be an intense experience.

49: Ozer Yisrael BiGevura - Part I - אוזר ישראל בגבורה: “G” is for Gevura, “G” is for Growing

Hold fast to this promise: that no matter how hard times are, it is only an expression of our being held tighter. It grows us up, not out, and makes us different people.

“You hold me tight, God; I’ll hold tight to You.”