The Long Shorter Way: Discourses on Chasidic Thought

The Long Shorter Way: Discourses on Chasidic Thought

by Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, Yehuda Hanegbi (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781592643158
Publisher: Maggid Books
Publication date: 05/28/2014
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 708,237
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Translator's Preface xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 The Vital Soul 1

Chapter 2 The Divine Soul 7

Chapter 3 The Primal Flash of Wisdom 13

Chapter 4 The Garments of the Soul 19

Chapter 5 The Way of Understanding 25

Chapter 6 Klipat Nogah, The Shell of Light 29

Chapter 7 Levels of Repentance 37

Chapter 8 Concerning the Permitted and the Forbidden 43

Chapter 9 The Animal-Soul 51

Chapter 10 Varieties of Sainthood 67

Chapter 11 The Wicked Man Who Prospers 77

Chapter 12 Limitations of the Benoni 83

Chapter 13 Truth and Sincerity in Divine Service 87

Chapter 14 The Struggle against Evil 93

Chapter 15 The Need for Conflict 101

Chapter 16 The Never-Ending Work of the Benoni 105

Chapter 17 Concerning the Intrinsic Love of God 111

Chapter 18 On Faith and Martyrdom 119

Chapter 19 On the Difference between Holiness and the Other Side 125

Chapter 20 Concerning Divine Speech 137

Chapter 21 Hiddenness as a Part of Unity 141

Chapter 22 Divine Word and Its Manifestation 145

Chapter 23 Torah as God's Will 149

Chapter 24 On Transgression 161

Chapter 25 Vic Power to Do Good 167

Chapter 26 The Meaning of Sadness 173

Chapter 27 The Need for Struggle 185

Chapter 28 Extraneous Thoughts 191

Chapter 29 Dullness of the Heart 197

Chapter 30 Critical Insight into Oneself 208

Chapter 31 Liberation of the Self 211

Chapter 32 Love and Hate of One's Fellow 215

Chapter 33 Gladness in the Presence of God 123

Chapter 34 The Need for a Sanctuary 233

Chapter 35 Problems of Receiving the Shechinah 239

Chapter 36 God in the World 251

Chapter 37 On the Essence of Torah Study 259

Chapter 38 Intention 267

Chapter 39 The Dilemma of Habit 271

Chapter 40 Torah for Its Own Sake 277

Chapter 41 Awe and Fear of God 285

Chapter 42 The Higher Fear of God 293

Chapter 43 The Higher Fear and the Great Love 197

Chapter 44 Two Ways of Loving God 303

Chapter 55 On Pity and Compassion 307

Chapter 46 Die Need for Gratitude and Knowledge 313

Chapter 47 Intimacy with God 319

Chapter 48 Encompassing Light and Pervading Light 327

Chapter 49 Man as the Purpose of Creation 331

Chapter 50 The Love That Excels 337

Chapter 51 The Soul Likened to the Shechinah 341

Chapter 52 Descent of Divine Wisdom 345

Chapter 53 The Candle of God 351

About the Author 359

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