MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 452, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, June 4, 2023 / 15 Sivan 5783 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
· Chassidus Applied to Sivan 15
o What can we learn from the Frierdiker Rebbe’s arrest?
o A story that happened on that day
· Lessons from Parshas Behaalotecho
o Why is it so important to light the flame “until it rises on its own”?
o What is the secret to true and lasting inspiration and education?
o What was the purpose of the manna?
o Why did the manna adapt to the taste of each individual?
o Why then did the Jews miss the five foods that they ate in Egypt?
o Was just the taste or also the substance of these foods bad for a nursing woman?
o Why were the Levites commanded to shave off all their hair?
o Why was Tzippora not punished for speaking about Moshe?
o Why was Miriam punished so harshly?
o Why is Miriam looked up to as a heroine? How do we reconcile that with her being reprimanded?
o Why was Aaron not punished?
· Why would someone become a nazir? Follow-up
o How should we utilize the summer months?
o What is our specific shlichus during this time?
o Did the Rebbe say that during the summer months we are allowed to play sports because the exercise strengthens our bodies enabling us to learn more Torah?
· Should pictures of women to be published in religious publications?
· G-d and nature
o Why was Spinoza wrong when he said G-d is nature, when Chassidus teaches that the name Elokim is gematria ha’teva which means the nature?
o Since the infinite Divine encompasses everything in total unity, does that mean that being part of Hashem we are also infinite?
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