MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 352, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, April 25, 2021 / Iyar 13 5781 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
· Lessons from 13 Iyar: 69th yahrzeit of R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib a”h
o Did the Rebbe start the whole Baal Teshuva effort as a tikkun for his brother?
o What do we know about the Rebbe’s brother?
o What can we learn from the Rebbe’s brother about dealing with setbacks and descents in life? Reviewing the Rebbe’s words when he stood up from shiva after R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib’s passing
· Chassidus applied to Pesach Sheni: It’s never too late
· Chassidus applied to Lag B’Omer:
o What do we learn from the 24,000 students that did not respect one another?
o What was unique about Rashbi?
o Uniting the inner and outer of Torah and Jews
· Lessons from Emor:
o What was the purpose of the lechem hapanim?
o Why is cursing G-d such a grave sin?
· How do we explain the second half of Moshiach’s reply to the Baal Shem Tov: “when others will be able to perform mystical unifications”?
· When Moshiach comes…
o Will there be crime; will evil be eradicated from the world, and what challenges will we have?
o What will be of Shlichus?
o When everyone will do Teshuvah, then what will be our role?
o Will there still be free will?
· Regarding the guilty verdict of Officer Chauvin:
o What is the Torah view on an official who unjustly abuses his authority?
o How do we distinguish between the morality and the politics of this and other issues?
· Comments and Follow-up:
o Enough talk about politics
o How do we know that the Rashbi wrote the Zohar?
· Chassidus question: What is the connection between Lag B’Omer and hod she’be’hod?
· MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 20th Place winners:
o Essay English: Marriage Demystified by the Mystics, Sara Soble, 34, Mommy, Relationship Coach, Brooklyn, NY
o Essay Hebrew (men): סיכום עניין השמחה בעבודת ה’ עפ”י חסידות תניא פרק כ”ו, Aaron Noach Freiman, Student, Jerusalem, Israel
o Essay Hebrew (women): כאן ועכשיו, Simcha Kushvili, Educator, Lod, Israel
o Creative: Yeshut! The Original People Repellent (sketch), Esther Rosen, 39, Mother, Brooklyn, NY
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