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  Encyclopedia: Derekh Hashem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ramban, in the mystical track (derekh) of his commentary,   suggests that there is a parallel with Psalms 139: 5, "You hedge me before and behind" to show that there are, as it were, two faces to Hashem, facing both east and west, and Moshe will only see one of them.
Hashem explains that because of His great anger with them, it would be too dangerous for Him to remain in their midst, thus it will be His angel who will lead them to the land of milk and honey (33:2,3).
Due to Hashem' s anger at the incident of the molten calf, the situation has become so dangerous that all symbols of the Shekhina must be removed out of the Israelite camp.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Derekh-Hashem   (791 words)

 Derekh Hashem - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Derekh Hashem (The "Way of God"), written in the 1730s, is a philosophical classic text systematizing the basic principles of Jewish belief regarding the existence of God, God's purpose in Creation, and the logical consequence of other concepts in Judaism, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, the author of the well-known Mesillat Yesharim.
Presented from an underlying Kabbalistic framework, yet presupposing no prior knowledge and without the use of Kabbalistic terminology, this work provides a foundation for understanding the worldview and ideas found in the Zohar, the writings of Isaac Luria (the Arizal) and other Kabbalistic and Hassidic works.
Derekh Hashem, External links and references, Jewish texts and Jewish mysticism.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Derekh_Hashem   (189 words)

 Aspaqlaria: Other Tines on the Fork   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In Derekh Hashem he writes that the ultimate reward is G-d Himself, and therefore man's goal is one of deveikus.
Thus, Hashem created two worlds, this one in which we perfect ourselves, temimus, and the world to come in which we experience deveikus.
However, the Ramchal's definition of temimus is entirely shaped by the fact that the point of that temimus is to be a being capable of as much deveikus as possible.
www.aishdas.org /asp/2004/11/other-tines-on-fork.shtml   (638 words)

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Hashem is only looking for a change of heart, not a change of religion or a change of allegiance from the Sinai Covenant and its mitzvot.
Now the Dvar Hashem (Word of G-d) is worshiped, according to Tehillim 56:11 (10), which would be idolatry if the Dvar Hashem did not partake of Hashem's quality of "G-dness," which can also be said of the Moshiach, who, unlike the idols in Daniel 3:18, is worshiped by all peoples in Daniel 7:14 (cf.
And the Dvar hashem came on the scene of the Olam Hazeh as a man! So Hashem is Echad, but in his unity there are distinct havayot (subsistences, modes of being) so that Elohim Avinu distinquished from Moshiach and is not Moshiach, and Moshiach is not the Ruach Hakodesh.
www.afii.org /texts/eyntgamy.htm   (18785 words)

 Different Ways Of Serving Hashem - Hashkafah.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
One of the reasons Hashem gave Bechirah is for people to find their unique path.
Hashem gave us free will not just to choose good over bad, but to choose a direction in life, to constantly evaluate our strengths and where our purpose is. Part of the challenge of life is choosing the right derech.
So I would say that while the goal is not to stand apart (the goal is to serve HaShem), one's own approach should reflect the distinctiveness of his individual inclinations, not to blend in with others.
www.hashkafah.com /index.php?showtopic=8487   (2456 words)

 Knowledge King - Moses Chaim Luzzato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Couched in rabbinic language very distinct from his other writing, it may have been written as a means of winning legitimacy among the local Jewish community.
Another prominent work, Derekh Hashem (The Way of God) is a philosophical text about God's purpose in Creation, justice, and ethics.
This is considered to be one of the highest praises that one sage can grant another.
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/m/mo/moses_chaim_luzzato.html   (796 words)

 Aspaqlaria: Nitzavim / Rosh Hashanah
Chazal tell us that teshuvah is a gift from Hashem Yisborach, that Divine Justice alone would not allow a man to be freed from accountability for one of his actions.
The Derekh Hashem states (1:4:5) "sin detracts from one's perfection".
Now we can understand that Hashem is not pinning blame, but rather the damage caused by the wrongful act is correcting itself.
www.aishdas.org /asp/nitzavim.shtml   (970 words)

 Kosher Torah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The edicts of Torah are directives beyond the logic of the mind… those who follow their minds reject the edicts of HaShem considering themselves smarter and wiser than the author of Light and Source of Life…
The true children of Light, under attack as they are from the children of darkness, cry out to HaShem and ask, “show me, teach me, guide me, let my heart not be led astray, let my mind be clear and calm to accept that which is Above and beyond it.”
HaShem hears this cry of the heart and grants Light and Life to those who embrace His Torah… for to embrace Torah is to embrace HaShem, for the two are One…
www.koshertorah.com /11933.html   (842 words)

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However, it is up to us to accept others who, within the framework of Torah, have different de'ot than ours, and to realize that every Jew has to find his special derekh of avodat Hashem - the derekh which is suitable to him and his nature.
And we cried out to Hashem, the God of our fathers, and God heard our voice and saw our affliction and our toil and our oppression.
And God took us out of Egypt with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, and with great terror and with wonders." (Devarim 26:5-8) The last verses, which contain the expressions of thanks: "And He brought us to this place, and He gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
yucs.org /~cypess/parsha/yhe/34-bemidbar-sichot55.txt   (1028 words)

 Kosher Torah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Happy are the simple of path, those who walk in the Torah of HaShem.
The Torah of HaShem is simple, it restores the soul.
Because the path of the Torah is simplicity, those who walk the path of HaShem know in their hearts what is right, without having to labor over difficult and confusing issues.
www.koshertorah.com /1191.html   (553 words)

 Divrei Mordechai - Parashat Vayeshev 5759
As he departs to fulfill this mission, he turns to Hashem, Vayomer - Eliezer talks to Hashem (Bereshit 24:12).
All of these individuals are great models for us: each ends up making the right decision, to follow Derekh Hashem - the path of Hashem.
Lot flees, Eliezer turns to Hashem for guidance, Moshe inaugurates Aharon and his sons and Yosef refuses Potiphar’s wife’s advances.
www.utj.org /Torah/mfriedfertig/09Vayeshev5759.html   (809 words)

 May the Most Merciful One Bless All Who Enter Here   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
During his physical life,Eliyahu was Master of the Children of the Prophets, who used meditative techniques to prepare themselves to receive the gift of Divine Union & Revelation.
Translation of Quote:"Answer me, haShem, answer me, that this people may know that You are haShem Elokim, for You will cause their hearts to be turned back at last."(1 Kings 18:37)
Rabbaynu Shlomo live in Safed, which was a center of Jewish Knowledge at that time.He was a master of Khesed (lovingkindness) as well as of Law & Art.
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 The Lion's Tale: Feature
Plato who many have seen as a mystic who affirms that truth is reached in silent contemplation of the attributes of HaShem, would view such a center as the propagators of what in Greek is called doxa, or false opinions and beliefs.
However the Essenes embraced dualism and in the War scroll the war between the sons of darkness (Rome) and the Essenes (sons of light) is outlined.
Dualism is refuted by passages such as Isaiah 45:7 where we read that HaShem formed light and created darkness, that He “is the Maker of peace and Creator of evil which found its way into the daily liturgy when we say yotzer Or oBoray Heshech oseh Shalom oBoray et Hachol.
www.lionstale.org /21n4/feature/f-kabbalah.html   (8779 words)

 Parashat Vayigash- Special Features - OU.ORG
The G'MATRIYA of the names of the fingers totals 1118, which is the G'matriya of Sh'ma Yisra'el HaShem Elokeinu HaShem Echad.
The gemara (Berakhot 9b) suggests several criteria for deciding when the time of Kriat Shema begins; the one that is finally adopted, and which is mentioned in the Shulchan Arukh (OC 58:1) is “when he can see and recognize his friend from four paces.”
Figuratively, this seems to suggest that if a person is so benighted that he is not sensitive to his fellow man - even to his friend who is right next to him - he is not yet at the stage where he is ready to accept the yoke of HaShem’s kingdom.
www.ou.org /torah/tt/5760/vayigash60/specialfeatures.htm   (3028 words)

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For people who want to follow the Derekh haShem—the common fish which Jews eat—carp, whitefish, pike—are infested to an extraordinary degree with parasitic worms.
Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage—if you’re Machmir are `Avde haShem.
Those who are Mekel are Mekilim and lack a sense of seriousness in `Avodas haShem.
home.nyc.rr.com /rietsnotes/contemphalakha_sp00.doc   (23821 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Radical Islam and the role of women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Women were built/created for this purpose, to be on a higher spiritual plane in order to assist.
Hence, women are not required to perform as many of the commandments as compared with men, and their role as a partner to a husband is to aid or assist him (spiritually) if he wanders from the Derekh HaShem (i.e., the Path of God).
Now, if this third person pronoun is translated as he, referring back to the man, then this is the only place in the Hebrew Bible claiming that one human being "type" will rule over another.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=24914   (936 words)

 The Truth About The Zohar As "Kabbalah"
Even though the term infinity may be limiting (in terms of describing HaShem who is not numerically defined or divided), we shall stick with it during this article for the sake of reason and logic.
The person who is gung ho about leaving the Ten Sefiroth in the pre-creation world has no choice but to stop at this point--and chalk their nature up to an unknowable mystery (characteristics or descriptions) without mentioning them --or risk causing a division of G-D--a violation of Ribbi Reshayoth (a multiplicity of reigns).
Rather, it must mean that HaShem allowed us to view something that was representative of his Essence-- that He CREATED for men.
www.chayas.com /tetsaveh.htm   (15371 words)

 HaloScan.com - Comments
Rav Shamshon Shvartz of Monroe is a sincere oved Hashem and talmid chochom, born and bred in Satmar.
Breslev is NOT a political movement, but a derekh in avodas Hashem.
But for security, security only comes from Hashem, and Chazal say there is no shechina in the place of arayos, which is the Zionist army.
www.haloscan.com /comments/tzemach/111283422115832181   (4698 words)

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If, de facto, Jewish law is no longer dat israel or dat yehudit, the will of the individuals concerned counts, before any meaningful guidance can be given.
Since Jewish law is meant not just as a system of `avodat hashem (worship), but as a derekh hashem (way of - or to - God) and a means letsaref haberi'ot (to test or refine the people), this general direction and function must be examined, before a particular rule can be confirmed or created.
Likewise, the central concepts of heweh domeh lo (imitatio dei) and of qedushah (saintliness) call for transcendence beyond mere legal legitimacy and must have an impact upon interpretation in general.
www.law.harvard.edu /programs/Gruss/falk.html   (7515 words)

 Kabbalah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He eventually moved to the Land of Israel.
Some of his most important works such as Derekh Hashem survive and are used as a gateway to the world of Jewish mysticism.
The varied Hasidic works (sifrei chasidus) and Rabbi Kook's voluminous writings drew heavily on the long chain of Kabbalistic thought and methodology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kabbalah   (6095 words)

Many of the values and ideals of the gentile world have already become firmly entrenched in much of Jewish culture and these have, in turn, affected the very essence of the Jewish mode of life.
It has caused thousands upon thousands of Jews to run contrary to the "Derekh Hashem." The only way to combat this influence is through selective confrontation.
We must redefine, re-evaluate, judge and search honestly for a Judaism that is untainted by foreign values that have no worth.
www.vbm-torah.org /archive/sichot61/36confront2.htm   (2504 words)

 Back Row Of The 'Beis: February 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I did not mean that the Netziv was a "closet-masqil" who used his gemara shiur as an ideological false front for his clandestine studies.
I was referring to a phenomenon where, as the haskalah took more and more students "off the derekh," the tendency was to focus on learning safer subjects like gemara/halakha more and more exclusively.
The answer could be that the Torah is telling us that the same rules that apply to qedushah in space also apply to qedushah in time.
www.thebronsteins.com /archives/2005_02.html   (6119 words)

 Jewish Books
COUNTDOWN to the SEDER by the Spice and Spirit authors/Chabad/Orthodox - a great book for preparing for Passover/pesach - you should sit down with your rabbi and this book to see what is appropriate for you - it includes many chumrot from the Chabad perspective - however the preparing for pesach/Passover lists are wonderful.
Derekh Hashem by the famous Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto It provides a thorough discussion of basic concepts that are the foundation of the system referred to by Kabbalah.
This book was recommended to me - I've been unable to find it online nor have I read it.
www.lennhoff.com /jewish_books.htm   (1859 words)

Humanity will come to a time in which this temporal world will be run in an optimal manner for people to become immersed in wisdom, and do good, in order to merit the world to come.
The Ramchal (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzato), in his succinct philosophical tract: Derekh Hashem, disagrees on both points.
Firstly, he offers a multiplicity of reasons why God may give one a good life in this world.
www.vbm-torah.org /thursday-18.htm   (681 words)

 Netivat Sofrut: diary of a Soferet: DEHYDRATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Now I can get on with MY day...
I strolled up to Feldheim to check on those book prices for Joel - Shemirath Shabbath & Derekh HaShem.
Body didn't want to make much forward motion, particularly uphill, so I took it easy as I poured with sweat & drenched my clothes by the time I'd been out 10 minutes.
soferet.blogspot.com /2003/09/dehydration.html   (556 words)

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ve-shamru derekh Hashem la'assot TZEDAKA u-MISHPAT....." (18:19), in our shiur we translated "yeda'ativ" as "I have singled him out." The term literally translates as, "I have 'known him.' This meaning, however, seems out of place in this context.
If it simply means that God 'knows' that Bnei Yisrael will do "tzedek u-mishpat," how does Hashem 'know' this?
What guarantee is there that Avraham's children will keep this mitzvah more than anyone else?
www.tanach.org /breishit/vayera2.txt   (3177 words)

 InnerNet Magazine
Every prayer has the mystical power to work on the individual through God's help.
Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato writes in Derekh Hashem:
It is part of His mercy to give a man the chance to draw close to the Lord, even if in his natural state he is far from the light and shrouded in darkness.
www.heritage.org.il /innernet/archives/music.htm   (3523 words)

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