Orchot Tzadikim Class Videos

Written by Carrie Barbakoff. Posted in Adults

Welcome to the Orchot Tzadikim ASKT podcast

August 6th - The introduction:

In the introduction to the work, the author discusses the importance of developing one’s character traits and how the advice of the sages can help us to be the best we can be.

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August 7th - Chapter 1, the Gate of Pride

In this chapter, the trait of pride is dissected and the details of  ‘Good’ pride and ‘bad’ pride are delineated.   This chapter also introduces us to the methods our own ‘yetzer hara’  [evil inclination] uses to trap and fool us.

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August 8 - Chapter 2, the Gate of Humility
In this chapter, the trait of humility is described and the six ways that one can recognize the trait of humility in others are enumerated.
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August 9 - Chapter 3, the Gate of Shame.
In this chapter, the trait of humility is elaborated on, as the author enumerates all the rewards that accrue to the humble soul.  Six different signs of true humility are also described.
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August 12 - Chapter 4, the Gate of Arrogance. 
In this chapter, the trait of arrogance is discussed.  There is bad arrogance – which causes one to lose many of the positive qualities that one has.  There is also good arrogance – which one uses to stand up for what is right and good.
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August 13 - Chapter 5, the Gate of Love. 
In this chapter, the trait of Love is elucidated at length.  Love is described as a very powerful trait and while it has many positive aspects, seven different directions in which one can abuse love are detailed as well as their remedies.
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August 14 - Chapter 6, the Gate of Hatred, and Chapter 7, the Gate of Mercy.
In Chapter 6 various forms of hatred are discussed, both bad and good.  In Chapter 7 the positive trait of mercy is detailed and some negative aspects are unpacked as well.
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August 15th - Chapter 8, the Gate of Cruelty.

In Chapter 8, cruelty and its manifestations and consequences are specified.
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August 16th - Chapter 9, Shaar HaSimcha – The Gate of Joy
In Chapter 9, both negative and positive manifestations of joy are discussed.  There is also a long discussion in the middle of the chapter about faith and trust in God.
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August 19th - Chapter 10, The Gate of Worry
In Chapter 10, The Gate of worry, the positive and negative manifestations of worrying are discussed.
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August 20th - Chapter 11, the Gate of Regret. 

In Chapter 11, aspects of the trait of regret are elucidated.

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 August 21st - Chapter 12, the Gate of Anger.

In Chapter 12, the trait of anger and its detrimental characteristics discussed.

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August 22nd - Chapter 13, the Gate of Willingness.

In Chapter 13, the power of the trait of willingness will be explored.

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August 23rd - Chapter 14, the Gate of Envy.

In Chapter 14, negative and positive aspects of envy will be explored.

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August 26 - Chapter 15, the Gate of Zeal.

In Chapter 15, the trait of zeal is discussed.

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August 27 - Chapter 16, the Gate of Laziness.

In Chapter 16, the trait of laziness is discussed
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August 28 - Chapter 17 and 18 Shaar HaNedivus – The Gate of Magnanimity and Shaar HaTzayikanus – The Gate of Miserliness

In Chapter 17 the greatness of being magnanimous with one’s money, actions and wisdom is discussed.  In Chapter 18, the trait of miserliness is expounded on.

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August 29, Chapter 19 -The Gate of Remembrance

In Chapter 19, the trait of memory is discussed.
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August 30 - Today’s podcast will cover Chapter 19
Shaar HaShichacha – The Gate of Forgetfullness
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September 3rd - Today’s podcast will cover Chapter 20 Shaar HaShtikah – The Gate of Silence. In Chapter 20  the trait of silence is discussed.

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September 4 - Chapter 21 Shaar HaSheker – The Gate of Falsehood. In Chapter 21 the trait of is falsehood is discussed.

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September 9 - Chapter 22 Shaar HaEmes – The Gate of Truth and Chapter 23 Shaar HaChanifus – The Gate of Flattery

In Chapter 22 the advantages of being true in every sense are discussed. In Chapter 23 the various forms of flattery are investigated.

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September 10 - Today’s podcast will cover Chapter 25 Lashon Hara – The Gate Evil Speech

In Chapter 25  the types and aftereffects of lashon hara are explained.

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September 11 - Today’s podcast will cover Chapter 26, Shaar HaTeshuvah - The Gate of Repentance.
Chapter 26 deals with all aspects of repentance.
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September 12 - Today’s podcast will cover Chapter 27 Shaar HaTorah – The Gate of Torah
In Chapter 27  there is discussion of the value of learning Torah, methods of study and the history of Torah study.
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September 13 - Today’s podcast will cover Chapter 28 Shaar Yiras Shamayim – The Gate of Fear of Heaven
In Chapter 28  the trait of fear of God is discussed and there is a discussion as well about the nature of the soul.
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