Torah and Mitzvos, both she-lo lishmah

Shiur #61 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Mishlei verse 3:17. The appropriateness of co-opting the yetzer hara to further Torah study. Discussion of various types of motivation for mitzvah performance. Visceral versus superficial belief in reward and punishment. The Sokatchover Rebbe’s definition of learning Torah lishmah.

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 Rambam Hilchos Teshuvah 10:5, found in the source packets on page 1, and Sfas Emes, Pesachim 50b, found in the source packets on pages 1-2, and Eglay Tal, Hakdamah, found in the source packets on page 2.

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