The topics in this week’s 417th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
· Chassidus applied to the Month of Elul
– What is special about this month and how can we tap into its energy?
– How can we apply the work of Elul to our personal mission in life?
– Why do we start saying L’david Hashem Ori starting Rosh Chodesh Elul?
– Why is it customary to check tefillin and mezuzas during Elul?
– Are we allowed to start praying for the new year in Elul?
– Are there things we are not allowed to pray for?
– What are the thirteen attributes of Divine compassion?
– What are practical ways we can benefit from the revelation of the 13 attributes in Elul? How can we access them?
– Where can we meet the “king in the field” – do we need an actual field?
– What is the correlation between having a beard and the 13 attributes of compassion? Can women and those without a beard access these attributes?
– What’s the difference between the 13 attributes that Hashem told Moshe and the 13 attributes revealed to the prophet Micha?
– How were you able to remain composed when someone berated you in public? How should we react when someone criticizes us?
– Should we limit our requests from G-d for the New Year?
– Is there anything we can do in Elul about inflation and rising gas prices?
– Why are there no maamorim on Parshas Shoftim in Likkutei Torah?
Chassidus Applied to Ki Teitzei
– What do we learn from this parsha on how to fight our battles and face our challenges?
– How do we perform the mitzvah of obliterating Amalek in our times?
– What ever happened to Amalek? Do we know today who Amalek is?
– When Moshiach comes will we physically kill every member of Amalek or is the commandment just to kill the philosophy that they represent?
– What is the spiritual meaning of the mitzvah of returning lost objects to their owner?
– When we meet our soulmate is that a way of Hashem returning us a “lost object”?
· Is it appropriate to circulate a photo of the Rebbe’s brother? And what should be our attitude to him?
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