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Dora Bas Rivka Silver O'H
Strategies of the yetser hara— how should we respond?
Shiur #14 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.
Content Description: Verses 1:10-19. The company of people who are lacking (initially) only in mitzvos asay will still lead eventually to the violation of the most serious transgressions. Strategies of the yetser hara in its efforts to seduce you, and the proper tactics to respond. The danger of becoming connected to wicked people. Vilna Gaon on Sefer Ruth 1:18 – The yetser hara co-opting mitzvos for achieving evil. How to view the strain and struggle involved in doing mitzvos. Two opinions in the Medrash about the correctness of Avraham sending Lot away.
Citations: Besides the commentaries related to Mishlei, the following commentaries are also included in this shiur: Tsidkas HaTsadik (os 48), found in the source packets on page 1, and the Vilna Gaon on Megilas Ruth (1:18), found in the source packets on page 3.