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Applied Chassidus: Episode 46

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on communal conflicts; "Yechi" and Meshichism; Activism vs. Avodah; Follow-up on Infertility and more. Video

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Hashem doesn't reveal everything to us...Shlucha from afar...
December 14, 2014 5:23 am

“…HaNistaros L’Hashem Elokeinu.” In Millennia gone by, our ancestors miscalculated the 70 year period predicted by the Nevi’im ( the seventy years that the Jews would be in golus in Bavel following the Churban Bayis Sheni). We have to study all of the relevant sources from Nigleh and Chasiddus that deal with the inyan of Moshiach…but there are certain mysteries that we will only be able to comprehend l’asid l’avo….when the Geulah finally comes and Elokus is revealed more obviously in the mundane world. Meanwhile, we should try to do our utmost to avoid machlokes and to strengthen Ahavas Yisroel… Read more »

PLease read
December 9, 2014 10:00 am

When we sang Yechi to the Rebbe, The Rebbe was ALIVE B”GUF!!!!!
IYH when Moshiach comes and the Rebbe will return B”GUF then we will sing again!!!!!!

Moshiach is coming, period
December 9, 2014 9:52 am

The RAMBAM states clearly.
Believe that Moshiach is coming but don’t delve into it because it only brings to machlokes!

Mayim karim al nefesh ayeifoh
December 8, 2014 11:33 pm

dear rabbi Jacobson,your words to the public are likened to cool waters applied to a tired soul–a tired soul of this longated galus;Moshiach now!!

Yossel
December 8, 2014 10:17 pm

I find the whole business PAINFUL. We had such hopes and expectations that Moshiach was going to come before Gimmel Tammuz, and these hopes were dashed to pieces after Gimmel Tammuz. While I am not a fanatic on either side of the argument, I (like the Rebbe said himself) just don’t understand what Hashem wants of us. One thing I do know…the signs and dancing that go on in 770 seem to be the ONLY enthusiasm being generated about Moshiach. The rest of us just go about our daily routines, not really giving much thought to this idea. Some of… Read more »

To #2 and #3
December 8, 2014 7:20 pm

You are making very good points, but i am not clear on this:
We know many, many statues in the Torah with certainity without any interpretation, and yet Moshiach question is open for all to interpret, even for goyim.
I guess what i am asking is, if we do not have complete clarity on the issue, what do we hold to be true?

Learning inyanei Geulah
December 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Thank you Rabbi Jacobson for bringing up such an important topic which many are afraid to discuss. If we learn Hilchos Rambam and the Sichos of the Rebbe then it will be clear what is right. Nachson Ben Aminadav was the first radical to follow the directions of Moshe. We need to learn in order to know what we must do. It is very clear what needs to be done and what is right. May we have the strength to stand up for what we know is right, as hard as it is, and as fanatical as it may be!… Read more »

to #2
December 8, 2014 12:00 pm

Your getting mixed up with what is fundamental.
Believing and awaiting Moshiach- FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF
Deciding who will be Moshiach – Hergesh (feeling) /interpretation from Torah. Each generation in the times of 4ishonim and Acharonim, believed that,their Nossi was going to be Moshiach… we too can believe this if we take our sources from Torah.But its not fundamental, and therefore to other Yidden who do not wish to seek this interpretation, it can actually push them further away from thd actual FUNDAMENTAL- which is believing and awaiting moshiach everyday.

To #2
December 8, 2014 10:18 am

There are many talmidei chichomim inLubavitch and outside Lubavitch that they don’t see any source in the Torah that the Rebbe is Moshiach
This doesn’t mean that the Rebbe is not Moshiach
Moshiach is in the interpretation zone until he reveals himselph in actuality when everyone will point with his finger and say that he is Moshiach

I am confused
December 8, 2014 12:00 am

I listen to Rabbi Jacobson faithtfully every week with great respect and interest. One of the subjects covered in this episode is the question whether the Rebbe is Moshiach or not. I do not understand the approach to the question on Moshiach. This is the most fundamental pillar of Yiddishkeit, is this question open to interpretations and opinions? If we have sources from the Torah, what is the answer? Is the Rebbe a Moshiach or not according to the sources? If we are just relying on different interpretations and we can accept either answer, where is the Emes? How can… Read more »

yasherkoyach
December 7, 2014 10:38 pm

Rabbi Jacobson. thank you for the continued words of inspiration and clarity.

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