MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 435, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, January 29, 2023 / 7 Shevat 5783 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
· Chassidus Applied to Yud Shevat
o What is the mandate and main lessons of this day?
o What is the purpose of Chassidus and what is the unique role of the seventh generation?
o What is the central theme of Basi L’Gani and its message for our times?
o What is the primary idea of Basi L’Gani chapter 13, and the Rebbe’s key additions in 5723 and 5743?
o When a Rebbe says a maamar does he prepare for it or is the shechina speaking through him?
o Why did the Frierdiker Rebbe start enlarging the yud in the second name of his signature leading up to Yud Shevat?
o Can you share some of the details around the histalkus in 5710?
· Did the Frierdiker Rebbe wear two yarmulkes?
· Is it a Lubavitch minhag to wear a double-covering on the head?
· What did the Frierdiker Rebbe mean when he said, “we have to polish the buttons”?
· Does Yud Shevat have a universal message for the world?
· Should we encourage non-Jews to follow their religion?
· Why did you not explain the Sheva Mitzvos to the evangelicals you spoke to?
· What are the different customs regarding naming children after the Rebbeim?
o Is it appropriate to mix names of two Rebbeim?
o Were the Rebbeim ever called by one of their names and not both?
o Do I need to call my children with all their names, or can I use a shorter version?
o Which is preferable: to name a child after the Frierdiker Rebbe or after the Rebbe’s father?
· Do we have an explanation for the Rebbe and Rebbetzin not having children?
· Chassidus Applied to Beshalach
o What lessons do we learn from this portion?
o What is its connection to Yud Shevat?
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Yud Shvat Histalkus
Sholom Ber Eichorn – the Koihayn
R. Shmuel Levitin – the Layvi
I think R. Yoichonon Gordon – the Yisroel