Learning Torah she-lo lishmah, and battling the yetzer hara

Shiur #62 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Mishlei verses 3:17 and 25:21. Differentiating between learning Torah she-lo lishmah, and teaching Torah to a corrupt person. Discussion of the misconduct of Gechazi. The importance of the permission to learn Torah she-lo lishmah. Learning halacha counters the yetzer hara of anger, while learning aggadah counters the yetzer hara of desire.

Citations: Besides the commentaries related to Mishlei, the following sources are also referenced in this shiur: Rambam Hilchos Talmud Torah 3:5, found in the source packets on page 1, and gemara Sukkah 52a, found in the source packets on page 2.

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