Our Faith and Strength - Table of Contents

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Our Faith and Strength
by Rabbi Naftali Hoffner
TABLE OF CONTENTS
By Topic | By Chapter | Introduction | Subject Index


Introduction

Out of love for us, the Almighty has directed us to follow His commandments and steer clear of the prohibitions - in accordance with our covenant at Mount Sinai - in order to attain real happiness. However, because of human limitations, this means many challenges have to be met - in our private life as well as part of Klal Yisroel.

At at time when considerable parts of our people stand confused when faced with threats to their existence as Jews - this manual OUR FAITH AND STRENGTH can help us:

  1. to assess the purpose and the challenges of our life;
  2. to serve as a guide for the Torah Jew - living and working in the modern world;
  3. to acquaint us with the very clear answers of our Sages to problems facing us as individuals and as part of Klal Yisroel.

NOTE: Due to complicated interlinking among files, it was not feasible to split up the documents containing this book. As a result you should be forewarned that the book itself is 156 kb of text, the subject index is 91 kb and the footnotes are 47 kb.
Topics
Our Faith and Strength by Rabbi Naftali Hoffner


Chapters

    THE MOST IMPORTANT CHALLENGE OF LIFE
  1. Purpose of Life
  2. Freedom of Choice Between Good and Evil
  3. Choice of Endeavor
  4. Choice of Endeavor for the Future
  5. Freedom of Choice and Its Limits
  6. When Even An Emissary Is Punishable.
  7. Inability to Repent
  8. Non-Repentance in History
  9. How to Avoid Restrictions on Free Will
  10. PREDESTINY

  11. What Has Been Decreed Before Birth
  12. What Is Decreed at Birth
  13. Self-Determined Fate and Divine Providence
  14. When Negative Destiny Is Overridden
  15. SUCCESS IN LIFE

  16. What Determines Success in Life
  17. Lasting Success - From Heaven
  18. Human Effort and Divine Providence
  19. Consequences of Success
  20. TRUST

  21. Trials and Trust
  22. Trust in the Almighty
  23. Lack of Trust
  24. Punishment for Lack of Trust
  25. REWARD AND PUNISHMENT IN THIS AND THE COMING WORLD

  26. Reward and Punishment in This World
  27. The World-To-Come
  28. Retribution for the Wicked and the Righteous
  29. Where Mitzvoth Are Rewarded
  30. Where Sins Are Punished
  31. RELATIVE RECOMPENSE

  32. Relative Recompense
  33. Mitzvoth for Love or Fear of The Almighty
  34. Appropriate Reward
  35. Appropriate Punishment
  36. Punishment by Heaven-Sent Death
  37. Punishment for Evil Thoughts
  38. What Regret May Cause
  39. Judgement During the Ten Days of Repentance
  40. Prosperity of the Wicked
  41. Troubles of the Righteous
  42. TROUBLES

  43. Reason for Suffering
  44. Reaction to Suffering
  45. Punishment of Others Because of You
  46. When Prayers Are Answered
  47. When Prayers Are Not Answered
  48. Indication That Prayer Is Accepted
  49. REPENTANCE

  50. Importance of Repentance
  51. What to Regret
  52. How to Repent
  53. Prompt Repentance
  54. Time for Stock-Taking
  55. Repentance in Stages
  56. How to Avoid Forbidden Talk
  57. Repentance for Evil-Talk
  58. Repentance for Believing Evil-Talk
  59. If Unsuccessful in Repenting
  60. Help With Repentance
  61. ATONEMENT

  62. Atonement Nowadays
  63. Atonement for Wrong-Doing
  64. Atonement Through Torah Study
  65. Atonement With Money
  66. Atonement Through Suffering
  67. Atonement After Death
  68. Who Has No Share in The Coming World
  69. When Even Repentance Does Not Atone
  70. Punishment of a Son for His Father's Sin
  71. COMMUNAL PUNISHMENT

  72. Antisemitism And Its Significance
  73. Reacting To Antisemitism
  74. How To Prevent Communal Punishment
  75. Punishment Of Nations
  76. DIAGRAM

    FOOTNOTES

    INDEX


    Written by Rabbi Naftali Hoffner
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