The spiritual levels to which a person can aspire

Shiur #44 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Discussion of the machlokess Bais Shammai and Bais Hillel over how to properly honor Shabbos. Discussion of the spiritual level of Klal Yisroel before the Chet HaEgel and its connection to the debate of whether or not it was worthwhile for mankind to have been created. The existence of parallels in the heavenly sphere to what exists on earth, and the task of linking them together. More on “bi-chol drachechah da-eyhu.” The importance of yashrus in everyday conduct – aside from any concerns of making a chillul HaShem.

Citations: The following sources are referenced in this shiur: Chasam Sofer, Beitzah 16a, found in the source packets on page 1, gemara Avodah Zarah 5a with Rashi and Tosfos s.v she-ilmalay, found in the source packets on pages 1-2, Sfas Emes Breishis parshas Chaye Sarah, found in the source packets on pages 2-3, and gemara Shabbos 119a, found in the source packets on pages 3-4.

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