This text was translated from the original Hebrew text of Chovat Ha Talmidim by Rabbi Micha Odenheimer. He studied in Yeshivah Cush Etzion in Israel and Tifereth Yerushalaim in New York City, where he received Smichah (rabbinic ordination) from HaRav Moshe Feinstein in 1984. He had previously graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1980. Rabbi Odenheimer is a writer and teacher in Jerusalem, and has recently bneen covering news stories in Ethiopia for the Jerusalem Report and UPI. He lives with his family in Jerusalem.
Foreword: Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto by Aharon Sorasky Part I: Revealing the Soul and Training the Student in the Ways of Chasidut Author's Introduction: A Discussion with Teachers and Parents Chapter 1: A Call to the Student Chapter 2: First Steps in the Student's Development Chapter 3: Principal Ills of the Soul and Their Cures Chapter 4: Laziness and Its Cure Chapter 5: Some Specific Advice for the Lazy Chapter 6: The Ill of Egotism Chapter 7: The Ill of False Humility and Its Cure Chapter 8: The Importance of Spiritual and Character Growth Chapter 9: Advice for Growth and Self-Improvement Chapter 10: To Transform Bad Character into Light Chapter 11: Consistent Work, Consistent Searching, and Exalted Attitude Chapter 12: Some Thoughts on Chasidism and How to Connect to Torah through it Chapter 13: Do Not Delay Chapter 14: Instructions and Admonishments Part II: Three Essays for Senior Students and Young Married Scholars Introduction Essay 1: How to Study Chasidic Texts Essay 2: Torah, Prayer, and Singing to God Essay 3: The Holy Shabbat