MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 418, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, September 11, 2022 / 15 Elul 5782 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
The topics in this week’s 418th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
· Chassidus Applied to 15 Elul – 125th anniversary of the founding of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim
o What is the significance and contribution of Tomchei Temimim?
o What was the Rebbe Rashab’s goal with creating the Yeshiva, and did he succeed?
o I was in Tomchei Temimim throughout my life, but I struggle with what I’m supposed to stand for.
o What are some of the advantages, and the spiritual and physical responsibilities, of a Tamim?
· Chai Elul
o What is the significance of the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe both being born on the 18th of Elul?
o Would it be fair to say Chai Elul gives life to the entire month?
o What is novel about the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe? What do they have in common and how do they differ?
o What is the difference between Chabad and other types of chassidus and is any one more aligned than another with the Baal Shem Tov’s approach?
o Why are there no chiddushim on shas from the Baal Shem Tov?
o What can we learn from the Baal Shem Tov going into the forest to daven and meditate?
o Are Rebbe’s born or are they made?
o What was the main teaching of the Baal Shem Tov? How did he revolutionize the practice of Judaism?
o What is something we can do to honor the Baal Shem Tov and his teachings?
o Can you share your three favorite life-changing lessons from the Tanya?
· Should we commemorate 9/11?
· How should we react to the Queen of England’s passing?
· What can we learn from the story about the restaurant whose kosher certification was revoked?
· Can giving tzedakah open up new channels of wealth and blessings for us?
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