Tanya in Depth—Chapter 1, Class 1

Tanya in Depth—Chapter 1, Class 1

 
 
  • The journey from the traditionally revealed parts of Torah to the esoteric (Chassidus and Kabbalah) that demonstrates the unity in the Torah.
  • Various Gemaros and the Zohar (Raia Meheimna Parshas Mishpatim p.117b).
  • The classic definitions for tzaddik, beinoni, and rasha address their judgment and reward or punishment.
  • The more involved terms of the complete and incomplete tzaddik, the beinoni, and the complete and incomplete rasha. 
  • We address the apparent unfairness in Hashem’s world and why some tzaddikim suffer while some reshaim seem to prosper. (It has to do with imperfection that needs repairing.)
The the Zohar (Raia Meheimna Parshas Mishpatim p.117b), which completely redefines these terms: A rasha has evil which is subservient to good.
This opens the window to Chassidus and Kabbalah.
It is supported by the Gemara in Brochos, where Rabbah calls himself a beinoni which cannot be an acceptable mistake based on the traditional, Talmudic paradigm.
 
Text-based Tanya classes from Rabbi Yossi Paltiel are available on his site, http://www.insidechassidus.org/
Posted on thelongshortway.org with permission.
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