MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 451, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, May 28, 2023 / 8 Sivan 5783 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
Chassidus Applied to Post Shavuos:
o What work should we be doing coming from Mattan Torah?
o What is the significance of the 40 days Moshe was on the mountain?
o Why would the angels object to the Torah being given to the people on Earth?
End of Sefirah:
o What is the sefira of malchus and what are some examples of how we see it play out in our daily lives?
o What is the sefira of kesser and how is it sometimes interchangeable with malchus?
Lessons from Parshas Nasso:
o What do we learn from the name of the chapter – Nasso?
o Can a Yisroel bless others using the text of Birchas Kohanim?
o Why don’t we say Birchat Kohanim every day outside of Israel?
o Why is the law of Sotah not equally applied to a man accused of infidelity?
o What is the deeper meaning behind the Sotah?
o What lessons does it offer us today?
o What does it teach us about intimacy?
o Why do we study the tractate of Sotah in preparation to Shavuos?
o Can we “trick” the system and use Sotah to be blessed with children?
o Whose job was it to clean up the mess if the Sotah was proven to be guilty?
o What are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a nazir?
o Can someone choose to be a nazir today?
o What lessons can we learn from the nazir?
· How to deal with estrangement between parents and children? Follow-up
· Was the Rebbe loving? Follow-up
· How do we address an issue without personalizing it?
· What criteria do you use is discussing any given topic?
· What would you advise someone whose public statements were misunderstood?
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