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I need to find an English translation of Nefesh Hachaim. Preferably one that is gratis on the World Wide Web. Thanks!

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I don't think you will find it online for free, but Nefesh Hachaim By Rav Chaim of Volozhin Translated by: Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Finkel is very good. He does not translate some of the kabbalistic ideas though.

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Does there exist one online that is not free? – Adam Mosheh May 4 '12 at 16:14
He does translate most of the Kabbalistic ideas though. – Adam Mosheh Jul 2 '12 at 19:02

There is now a complete English translation:

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Hi LenMinNJ and welcome to mi.yodeya. Thanks for the recommendation! See you around the site. – WAF May 30 '13 at 13:36
I forgot about this question I asked last year. And I remember seeing it on Hirhurim here: ... But my question is still can I find it online for free. I have not yet given up hope! – Adam Mosheh Jun 5 '13 at 1:01

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