How Should We React to the Recent Scandal About an Author of Jewish Children’s Books? What Do We Learn From the Story of the Man Who Posed as a Jew and Married a Jewish Woman? What Is the Most Important Lesson We Can Learn From the Alter Rebbe’s Imprisonment and Redemption in Our Daily Lives? Did Yosef Get What He Deserved Because He Taunted His Brothers? How Are We to Understand the Bizarre Story of Tamar and Yehuda? Are We Allowed to Celebrate Thanksgiving?
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MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 380, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, November 21, 2021 / 17 Kislev 5782 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
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The topics in this week’s 380th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
· Chassidus applied to Yud Tes Kislev
o What is the most important lesson we can learn from the Alter Rebbe’s imprisonment and redemption in our daily lives?
o Since Chassidus empowers and heals our souls, why was it not given earlier?
o How could have heavenly angels mistakenly opposed the revelation of Chassidus?
o How was the Alter Rebbe’s spreading of Chassidus different than that of his predecessors?
o Why did other Jewish communities see the Alter Rebbe’s work as an existential threat to Judaism? And did they ever apologize to him afterward?
o How do we explain Reb Shmuel Munkes’ words to the Alter Rebbe before he was arrested “if you’re a Rebbe no harm will come to you:” 1) Didn’t the Alter Rebbe know this on his own? 2) We see that true tzaddikim were harmed throughout history?
o What is the comparison of Yud Tes Kislev to Yetziyas Mitzrayim?
o Is their significance in Yud Tes Kislev leading right into Chanukah?
o What was the significance of printing the Tanya in countries all over the world?
· Lessons from Vayeishev
o Did Yosef get what he deserved because he taunted his brothers?
o Why was Yosef given more attention than Reuven, the firstborn?
o How are we to understand the bizarre story of Tamar and Yehuda’s seemingly self-serving behavior?
o Why was Onan required to enter into a levirate marriage if the Torah, and why did he die?
· Are we allowed to celebrate Thanksgiving?
· What do we learn from the story of the man who posed as a Jew and married a Jewish woman?
· How should we react to the recent scandal about an author of Jewish children’s books?
· Chassidus question: If we have two souls, why do we identify with only one of them as being our true identity?
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