MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 433, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, January 15, 2023 / 22 Teves 5783 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
· Chassidus Applied to 24 Teves – 210 years
o What is the main contribution of the Alter Rebbe?
o What is the significance of the Alter Rebbe’s Hilula on this day?
o Why did the Alter Rebbe oppose Napoleon instead of trying to transform the Western World?
o Why were the challenges in America more difficult than the ones in Russia?
o What did the Alter Rebbe teach us about the power of song?
o What is a chiddush of the Alter Rebbe that can help us daven better so that our prayers are answered positively?
o What is the best way to study Tanya in English?
o Why do we sing the Alter Rebbe’s song only on special occasions?
· How should one pray?
· One person’s journey from living like a robot to becoming emotionally alive.
· Why not develop a Chassidus-based psychology?
· Chassidus Applied to Vaeira
o Why was the name Havaya revealed to Moses?
o What is the difference between G-d’s name E-l Shaddai and Havaya?
o Why are there four expressions of redemption?
o What lessons do we learn from the ten plagues?
o What is the history behind the Alter Rebbe’s discourse called “der frumer Vaeira”?
· Why are the plans to expand 770 deemed controversial by some in the community?
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