1. Explain Rav Ginsburgh’s statement, “Time is the progressive illumination of  that singular and perfect Divine image.”  From this perspective, what is the purpose of religious practice?
  1.  Which “organ” is rectified by the constant mitzvot?  And more specifically, how do these six commandments relate to its various subdivisions?
  1. How is it possible to obligate faith in G-d and G-d’s One-ness?
  1. Briefly describe the four stages of loving and fearing G-d.
  1. What practical suggestions do the Rambam, Sefer Hachinuch, and Tanya give for fulfilling the mitzvah of loving G-d?
  1. How does relationship with G-d parallel relationship to parents?
  1. Why are love and fear both essential to a full and balanced relationship with  G-d?
  1. Identify the primary differences between the animal and divine levels of soul.
  1. Define “evil.”
  1. How does the Tanya define and distinguish the categories of tzadik, rasha, and  benoni?
  1. What does it mean to see the world from a perspective of “good and evil” as opposed to “true and false?”
  1. How does one set about reconciling Torah with other, apparently contradictory, knowledge and life experiences?
  1. Practically, how does one fulfill the commandment of having only pure thoughts?
  1. What is the Principal of Mutual Arousal?  How does it apply to the mitzvah of  “not following after the spiritually unproductive thoughts of one’s eyes and heart?”
  1. What is unique about the six constant mitzvot as compared to other commandments?

See Excerpts from “Synchrony”



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