|SIDEBAR - "Ramchal"
Ramchal is an acronymn for RAbbi Moshe CHAim Luzzatto, the author of our textbook (Derech Hashem). Such acronymns are commonly used in Jewish studies. For example, Rabbi Moses ben Nachman is called RAMBAN.
Details of Luzzatto's life may be found in the Forward to Derech Hashem. For those who enjoy his teachings in that book, we recommend the following titles: