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If you truly understood what you are and where you stand, how would you feel about yourself? Would you be elated? Utterly inadequate? Both at once? A mystical guide to self-knowledge as the ultimate antidote to depression.

The Kabbalah of Self-Knowledge

The Kabbalah of Self-Knowledge

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Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, a senior editor at Chabad.org, also heads our Ask The Rabbi team. He is the author of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth. To subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman's writing, visit Freeman Files subscription.
Michael Kigel is the producer of Passages and Messages, two weekly television shows entering their eleventh year of broadcast on CTS (Canada). He is also the Dean of the Jewish Leadership Program at the Lauder Business School in Vienna.
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February 6, 2014
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman/ self knowledge, great teachings.
I love this so much.
this is a unique way to humble ourselves.
Amichai Schneller
St.Cloud MN
April 7, 2013
huh...
I love the videos in general. The intro was great, as someone commented. And as another commented from houston, this could've been a whole lot better. It was a bit confusing, and not helped by the half questions from Michael and the interrupted (or not even interrupted but not fully connected), answers.

But I almost got something amazingly powerful from this. Do it over!!
chuna
April 29, 2012
GREAT
Thank you!

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman is simply fantastic!
Joseph
February 5, 2011
It is amazing how contradictions work towards advancing. We really are made in His image. Only in Him adverse forces can coexist.

PS:There is distortion between sound and the speed of image. I do not know the technical term.Please correct it.
orli
January 25, 2010
Michael great ? and follow up I need clarification
Rabbi Freeman was saying that we need to have a map of where we r and where we r going. Michael said maybe it is better to be depressed because of a failure for achieving a false goal. It makes sense that if a person bases his achievements on a superficial goal then the original map theory can not really be used. Is that correct? Or did I miss the point?
Anonymous
ft lauderdale , fl
December 24, 2009
Fuh-GET-it!
Adorably funny intro. Tvi Freeman videos are THE BEST.
Perfect blend of humor and spiritual education.
Ilana
New York, N
January 10, 2009
This was AWESOME! Can we hope for more of these to follow up?
Cathy
Niagara Falls, NY
January 8, 2009
see similar article
Man as a verb
by rabbi tzvi freeman

came across it by hashgocho protis (divine providence)
cma
January 8, 2009
Dr. Kigel
Dr. Kigel, you are the best and we are proud that you are here :)
Your sense of humor, honesty and open-mindedness are praise-worthy!

Hatslacha raba
Iacov
January 6, 2009
Messages: Kabbalah of Self-Knowledge.
One of the few things I miss most after leaveing the diaspera is the true joy of studying Tanya with Rabbi Freeman and watching Messages on Sunday nights! If possible please post as available on your exvellent website!

We each ask of G-d that we be a worthy vessel for His will. Sometimes He lifts us up high to achieve His purpose. Sometimes we are lowered and again G-d willing. to achieve His purpose. To be worthy of His tasks we must learn to put aside our own ego. That sense of 'I'. The battle between the animal and G-dly soul. If our journey is righteous and it is G-d's will. should this not be enough for us? Are the worldly rewards in this life so necessary? Is it not enough that each day He returns our spirit to us? Blesses us wth the goodness of family and friends and loves us each as His first born children?

Kol Tov!
tzina nechumah
Jerusalem, ISRAEL
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