Lo Sachmod and Lo Sis’aveh

Shiur #39 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Mishlei verses 2:12, 16 and 27:13. Distinction between chemdah and ta’avah. Analysis of the Torah’s use of these terms in the Aseres HaDibros, contrasting their appearance in the Luchos Rishonos and the Luchos Shniyos. Corruption of the personality and loss of positive middos via engaging in forbidden pleasures. Advice to newly married couples with respect to ‘couples’ socializing.

Citations: Besides the commentaries on Mishlei presented in the source packet, the following source is referenced in this shiur: Gemara Makos 23b, found in the source packet on pages 2-3.

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