In today's world, there is a proliferation of guides to Torah study and an increasing interest in Jewish education. However, only a Torah Giant of the stature of the Ramchal, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto could write a guide which takes up the challenge to make Talmudic learning accessible to every Jew. "The Ways of Reason" provides the reader with the tools of thinking, unlocking the doors which lead to the crown of Torah. This is not a book in which one can read more "about" Torah study and Judaism. Rather, it is an invitation to the reader to participate and experience the excitement of learning Gemorah. Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto writes that much of the knowledge of how words communicate ideas may be an inherent and natural part of our intelligence. Nonetheless, making a systematic and concise study of words and ideas has many benefits. It adds clarity of understanding and increases one's ability to see and consider openly alternative possibilities. It enables one to create innovative understandings that bring words alive. Such a study also prevents error and makes critical thinking and evaluation possible. It increases speed and accuracy allowing one to get the point quickly without aimless wandering. We decided to write an English translation of this classic work in light of all the tremendous benefit that may be derived from its study.
by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto