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.
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.
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.”
A look at the numbers 6, 7 and 8, and how their deeper meanings teach us about Chanuka.“Spiritual sources of Bracha are never depleted”
The miracles of Sarah’s tent. The inner meanings of the numbers 6, 7 and 8. Thinking about Chanuka and its “Eightness”!
Welcome back to the new season!
This week we discuss the bracha of HeMeichin Mitzadei Gaver — that God guides and supports every step we take.
It's "the harmony of individual choice and effort married to God's guidance." (R' S.R. Hirsch)
P.S.: Post Shiur discussion, mostly reviewing foundational ideas regarding brachos and the Four Worlds.