First class of the new series. We begin with the title page of Tanya.
We begin the Compiler's Introduction. How is this book different from other books?
Finishing the Compiler's Introduction.
Starting Chapter 1 of Tanya, asking questions about the categories of Tzaddik, Rasha, and Beinoni.
Finishing Chapter 1. We learn about the doctrine of the "two souls."
Beginning chapter 2. The origins of the "second soul" or "G-dly soul."
End of Chapter 2. How to reconnect with your own G-dly essence. The role of having a relationship with a tzaddik.
Chapter 3. The faculties of the G-dly soul.
Chapter 4 of Tanya. We now learn about the soul's three "garments" of thought, speech and action as modes of expression.
We finish chapter 4 and study all of chapter 5 (yes, it's a very short chapter.)
Learning chapter 6. The composition and modes of expression of the animal soul. The definition of holiness.
We begin Chapter 7 and discuss more in depth the idea of the "neutral" kilipah called nogah.