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Yeshiva Vs. Secular Education

Applied Chassidus with Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Wasting Time in Yeshiva vs. Secular Education and a Job? The 9 Days: Why Do We Grieve Till This Day? Are There Modern Day Miracles? I Still Can’t Master Bitachon! Video

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#125
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#125

Thank you, Rabbi, this was inspiring.

PLEASE Don't Stop!
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PLEASE Don't Stop!

Unbelievable perseverance. To keep doing this for 125 weeks straight and still be going strong?! Kol hakovod and G-d bless you Rabbi Jay. May episode 126 announce Moshiach’s arrival.
THANK YOU.

Invaluable
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Invaluable

I have learned more from this series than all my years in yeshiva. And I was considered an excellent student in yeshiva.

Secular Education
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Secular Education

Your assumption about the value of secular education is inherently flawed. You see it as instrumental ie to get a job. But secular education is not (only) about getting a job. It is primarily about opening one’s mind to all the wondrous branches of wisdom; mathematics, science, philosophy, literature….

Tanya reference
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Tanya reference

Rabbi Jacobson referred to Tanya Chap 9. I think he meant 19 regarding the Neshomo is a flame

#4 secular education
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#4 secular education

If you listened to previous shows you ‘d kjnow that Rabbi Jacobson is following the words of the Alter Rebbe in Tanya end of ch. 8 that the only benefit of secular wisdom is to use it for a trade or other ways to serve Hashem (and not as an end in itself to open one’s mind. On the contrary, according to Tanya that would be considered bittul Torah, and worse — defiling chabad she’benafsho)..

Secular education
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Secular education

#6 actually Tanya chapter 8 says that secular education might be used to enhance avodat hashem and to better understand Torah. Its pretty obvious that certain aspects of Torah as inaccessible without a basic understanding of mathematics, physics and biology. As for the humanities they can illuminate the human experience which is central in avodat Hashem.

Talmud
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Talmud

Education is the cure for ignorance. Members of an educated society are less likely to believe in myths, woo, and pseudoscience.

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