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Battle Plans: How to Fight the Yetzer Hara

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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Shaar Press
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Rebecca
Sep 01, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
I remember my husband telling me once that the Gemara says every enemy of the Jewish people who appears in Tanach is actually a voice of the yetzer hara. I kept thinking about this as I read Battle Plans, by Rebbetzin Heller and Sara Yocheved Rigler.

The book identifies subtle and not-so-subtle techiniques that the yetzer hara - the desire to serve our body rather than our soul, the drive to choose death over life - uses in its battle against our yetzer tov - the desire to choose soul over body,
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Jim George
Mar 04, 2015 Jim George rated it liked it
This is a book written about some of the beliefs found in Classic Judaism. In truth we are continually in the middle of a raging war, we are at war with the Yetzer Hara. (Sort of the devil - sub conscious - bad mind part - whatever?) The war must be waged every day, there are no truces and no cease fires. We must be brave enough to pursue victory and humble enough to admit defeat. The Lord is with us at every moment, in every situation, and all that happens to us comes from him. We must accept e ...more
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Sep 01, 2011 Kressel Housman rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect book for Elul and the Aseres Yamei Teshuva: easy-to-digest mussar. Ironically, though, even though it’s about battling the yetzer hara, I wasn’t altogether successful in battling mine, and therefore, it took me many months to finish. I may have a stronger attraction to more fun books, but nobody can eat dessert all the time, and this is one mussar book that I can take in small portions and definitely apply to my life.
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Internationally renowned as an outstanding scholar of Jewish Studies as well as a gifted lecturer and author, Rebbetzin Heller has been a full-time faculty member of Neve Yerushalayim College in Jerusalem since 1980. Her areas of expertise include textual analysis of Torah, Biblical literature, and Jewish philosophy with an emphasis on the teachings of Maimonides and Maharal. She is also particula ...more
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