The Way of God: Derech Hashem [Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This classic 18th century philosophical. Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato’s (RaMChaL) Derech Hashem, is probably the most systematic exposition of Jewish fundamentals ever written, exploring Divine. Welcome to our exploration of the classic work of Jewish philosophy, The Way of G-d, or Derech Hashem in Hebrew. Written in the early 18th.

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The Miracle of Jewish History. You will then attain the greatest benefit and gratification from this book. Read each word carefully, try to grasp the essence of each idea, and remember each thing accurately. Shining Light in Hadhem the Dark Corners. An Open Letter to a Jewish Singles.

1. The Way of G-d: Introduction

Thus, at the top of each class in this course except for this introductory essayyou’ll find a number that looks like this: In this course, we will follow that custom. Mesilat Yesharim provides a practical Torah framework for personal spiritual growth, and became the guidebook for the Mussar movement in Judaism hashsm years later.

He felt a need not to explain basic Jewish concepts, but to organize them. Who was the Ramchal? The next lesson will begin chapter one of The Way of G-don the topic of understanding the nature of G-d’s infinite existence.

The book is available at Jewish bookstores, or online at Amazon. At the age of 37, the Ramchal came with his family to Israel and settled in the coast city of Acco. You should therefore go through this work carefully, diligently remembering each fact until you find use for it.

There, he had formed a select small group of students who had to commit themselves to reviewing the entire Tanach and all six orders of Mishnah every month. The Ramchal writes that the essence of Torah is to be found in Kabbalah, and that all other learning is a preparation toward that goal. Egyptian Slavery, Desensitization and the Holocaust.


This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. As he made his way toward Israel, he was stopped by the authorities in Turkey who imprisoned him. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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It would be hard to remember any of it, much less see the big picture! Do not overlook any detail, for you may be neglecting a vital concept. This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat And in addition, they had a pact among themselves that between them Torah would be studied 24 hours a day, every day, to fulfill the rabbinic dictum that “the world stands on the merit of Torah learning.

The Most Important Mitzvah. So as we go through The Way of G-dwe’re going to look out for those insights that hashemm can “bring down” into improving our daily lives, and our hasbem — with others, with G-d and with ourselves.

Ironically, even though the Ramchal is writing to a generally educated audience, his book is a perfect introduction to the Jewish fundamentals even for a total beginner to Judaism. Written in the early 18th century by R abbi M oshe Ch aim L uzzatto known famously by the acronym RamchalThe Way of G-d is a highly systemized look at the basics of Jewish thought, including the existence of G-d the nature of G-d Divine providence prophecy the purpose of mitzvot this world and the afterlife the Jewish people among the nations This course will follow The Way of G-d in order, giving background and in-depth explanation where needed.

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1. The Way of G-d: Introduction

The book is organized into four main sections: A Match Made in Heaven. So let’s get started by examining the Ramchal’s introduction to the book. And each chapter is subdivided into various ” points. One of the most fundamental concepts the Ramchal talks about in his works is the concept of applying Torah — that ultimately we should see the ideas of Torah as insights into life, and as an aid to where we fit into the bigger picture of creation. Any Hebrew name of G-d is forbidden to erase see Deut.


For the majority of European Jewry, hopeful for some salvation, it was a devastating blow.

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. The Ramchal produced a tremendous literature over the course of his short life. His parents arranged for him to be tutored in the deeper mystical aspects of Torah by Rabbi Moshe Zacuto, one of the leading kabbalists of the time. Why Celebrate in the Dead deerech Winter? By playing on the ddrech conditions that most Jews were living in and the constant anti-Semitism, he convinced large numbers of Jews that the final redemption was imminent.

The Way of G-d: He died along with his family in a plague at the age of Did God Speak at Sinai?

Any hqshem work of literature can only be properly understood in the context of the culture and times that it stems from. Through this we can gain an understanding of his aim in writing it. Fundamentals of Existence Section 2: Actually, it’s highly systematic. About the Name of G-d: Kabbalistic Tu B’shvat Seder.

And that disorganization makes it difficult to understand the bigger picture of the Torah’s view of life. Dec 31 23 Tevet Torah Portion.