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Are We Not Teaching Good Midos?

Rabbi Simon Jacobson on why is there no emphasis on character refinement in our education system and how to advise on sensitive matters. Video

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@ #8
April 13, 2015 3:33 pm

last I heard the class was given at chabad of midtown on wednesdays at 8:15 PM and could be viewed later on youtube

Comment re #2
April 13, 2015 2:56 pm

May indeed need to work on refining his midos. Such an aggressive response to a civil query (such as #1’s comment) reminds me of the phrase that wise words are only heeded when they are said b’nachas. Remember that the Jewish religion does allow a person to question (politely).

Wednesday Night Class
April 13, 2015 1:19 pm

Rabbi Jacobson spoke of his Wednesday night classes at a class in Massachusetts during Yom Tov.

How do I connect with these classes? SH

To number 5
April 13, 2015 10:55 am

You are 100 per cent correct. I have been witness and received really nasty cruel behaviour of people and their awful ways. Most of them not observant people. However, maybe I can put this down to their animal souls. But I have also received harshness, and my kids have had bullying from people and kids sour rounded by frum legit, they come from families that walk and talk it. Some of these people are real gossip mongers, love to get into your home to size the place, ask so many rude questions, and their kids do so much damage by… Read more »

back at #2
April 13, 2015 10:40 am

Firstly, from your tone it looks like you still have work to do on your chessed of gevruah… I disagreed respectfully and in a moderated note with the Rabbi, so I am somewhat surprised at your response. I will judge you to the side of merit (tiferes of gevurah?) that you are rising up for the honor of the Torah (gevurah of gevurah?), of the esteemed Talmid Chochom, HaRav Simon. Having moved out my bruised ego from the way, i can now thank you for your footnotes that you provided. i will go and look over them and get back… Read more »

b'kitz
April 13, 2015 9:26 am

all we need is for the parents and teachers to model menchlich behaviour for the kids….not just to model it, but to refine themselves so that the kids see and feel it. Its all in the deepest part, and then comes out from that deepest part.

Rivkah
April 13, 2015 8:11 am

Can’t teach what one does not know. First define the term. Many people do not know please and thank you.

essays
April 13, 2015 3:59 am

I thought you were going to publish more essays out of the 500. There must have been some very interesting ones and I would love to read them!!

Are you kidding?!
April 12, 2015 11:41 pm

So you suggest we just skip the chesed she’bechesed and the other midos of each day, or just say them like lip service?! And that we do nothing to refine ourselves in prepapration of Mattan Torah?! And that all the words of the Rebbeim that sefirat ha’omer is abut birur ha’midos should not be implemented?! And that the Alter Rebbe’s words that kol inyan hachassidus hu l’shanos tevah midosov (cited in the beginning of Inyono shel Toras HaChassidus) is not, G- forbid, literal?! And on and on and on… The mere fact that you can suggest what you are suggesting… Read more »

highly disgree
April 12, 2015 9:02 pm

Dear Rabbi, I respect you a lot but I disagree. I am all for people becoming a mentch. But, I never saw in any sicha that the Rebbeim said to focus on the individual sefirah as a tool of self improvement. My fear is that by focusing on this “chodosh which is assur min hatorah” some people might get the impression that this is the main thing of the mitzvah. When in fact, the mitzvah is to say: “Today is x days, which are x weeks and x days to the omer.” I would further venture out to day: “You… Read more »

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