Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (also Moses Chaim, Moses Hayyim, also Luzzato) (1707 –1746 ), also known by the Hebrew acronym RaMCHaL), was a prominent Italian Jewish rabbi, kabbalist, and philosopher.
Mesillat Yesharim: The Path of the Just
This classic work by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, one of the modern day sages of Jewish literature, is universally studied across all spectrums of Jewish learning and is undisputedly recognized as the foremost work in Jewish ethics and self improvement. In the authors own words
“I have written this work not to teach men what they do not know, but to remind them of what they already know and is very evident to them, for you will find in most of my words only things which most people know, and concerning which they entertain no doubts.”
This work is eye opening in its understanding of human nature and our place in the world as well as the concrete steps necessary for everyone to achieve as much as they can with their unique talents and circumstances.
The Path of the Just – Part 1: Introduction
The Path of the Just – Part 2: Chapter 1
The Path of the Just – Part 3: Chapter 1