MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 364, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, July 25, 2021 / Av 16 5781 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
· What can we learn from the transition from Tisha B’Av into the following days?
o The journey and dialogue between G-d and the people through the Seven Weeks of Comfort
o 15th of Av: Why was it a big joyous holiday in the times of the temple, and why is it no longer observed today? Why is it in the month of Av?
o Tisha B’Av: Why is the focus on the destruction of the Temple and not on the many that were killed?
o Nacheim: How do we apply some of the words in this prayer to life today?
· Why do we say in grace after the meals “my father, master of the house” even when we are not in our father’s home?
· Chassidus applied to Chof Av
o What is the Rebbe’s fathers’ most famous Torah?
o Kadesh U’Rechatz
o Did the Rebbe ever comment about the magen david on his father’s matzeivah?
· Practical directives
· How should we react to Ben and Jerry’s boycott of Israel?
· Jews turning against Jews – is that a sign of Moshiach’s coming?
· Is it advisable to pray in the forest as the Baal Shem Tov did?
Follow up and comments:
o Baseless love
o Kamtza and Bar Kamtza: Father and son?
How should we categorize the Rebbe’s fathers’ contribution to Chassidus?
MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest – 31st Place winners:
o Essay English: The Passionate Life – Adding Vitality and Joy into Your Every Day, Sarala Weinstein, Student, MBCM Monsey High. Hometown: Spring Valley, NY
o Essay Hebrew (men): תכלית וייעוד האדם בעולם, בהשקפת תורת חסידות, Meir Heber, student, Kfar Chabad, Israel
o Essay Hebrew (women): להיות אשה, Mrs. Penina Geldtzeler, Givat Ayleh, Israel
o Creative: Inspiration vs. Internal Motivation (video), Pessi Naparstek, 21, Shlichus, Myrtle Beach, SC
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