Course 9: Mystical Dimensions of Torah I
This course introduces essential Hassidic teachings on the inner-dimensions of Torah. The lessons are taken from the text of the classic work, "The Gate of Unity and Faith," by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1813). The primary theme you will explore in this part is the answer to a major paradox: how can a physical universe (having natural laws and competing forces of good and evil) be reconciled with the principle that it has no independent existence of its own, and it is actually nullified to the Divine creative life-force that continuously brings it into existence from nothing?
Another central point which this course explains is that the multifariousness one observes in the creation is an external appearance. Ultimately, the underlying reality of everything is unity, reflecting the unity of the Creator. This comes from the kabbalistic concepts of God's attributes of Self-revelation and Self-concealment, and the principle of continuous creation through the "letters" (creative forces) of God's Divine speech. You will learn the essential concept of how God brings the spiritual and physical worlds into existence through combinations of these spiritual "letters."
- 6 Video Lessons
- 6 Handouts
- 6 NEW Quizzes
- 6 Audio Lessons
- 1 Final Certificate
You will receive your certificate by email if you pass with 80% or more, and a special badge if you get 100%. You will then be ready to take the next course: The Portal of Unity and Faith, Part II.
Based on fundamental Hassidic teachings from the inner-dimensions of Torah,
- You will learn how God's creative speech extends continuously for all time.
- You will understand why the creation would return to non-existence if the words of this Divine speech would be interrupted for an instant.
- You will learn about the Divine power to create realms in which Godliness is concealed.
- You will learn how God's attributes of Self-revelation and Self-concealment are manifested through different Divine Names in Biblical Hebrew.
Success in becoming a Hassid Umot HaOlam (Pious of the Nations of the World), closer to your Creator by fulfilling His Will in an outstanding way!
A Hassid Umot HaOlam is a Gentile who earns eternal spiritual reward by accepting upon himself to fulfill the Seven Noahide Commandments. He is careful in their observance because the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them to Moses in His Torah.
- Lectures 18
- Quizzes 6
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 393
- Assessments Self
Video Lessons, Handouts & Quizzes
After each video lesson, be sure to read the handout; then you should be able to take the quiz and pass this lesson.
The audio lessons allow you to hear the classes on your phone and to give your further insights on the lesson's topics.