Analysis of Chochmah, Binah and Da’as. Ahavas Hashem and Yiras Hashem

Shiur #28 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Further development in defining Chochmah, Binah and Tevunah. Binah is developing the original flash of an idea, and giving it shape and substance. Tanya: contemplation leads to yiras Hashem, which itself then leads to ahavas Hashem. Rambam: contemplation leads to ahavas Hashem, which is a pre-requisite to Yiras Hashem. However, the closer you approach Hashem, the more you pull away. Tanya: Da’as is attaching to Hashem every moment of your life.

Citations: Rashi and Ibn Ezra on Shemos 31:3, found in the source packets on page 1, and Sefer HaTanya, 1st chelek, chapter 3, found in the source packet on pages 1-2, and the Rambam Hilchos Yesodei HaTorah (1:1, 1:6, 2:1, and 2:2) found in the source packet on pages 2-3.

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