MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 389, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, January 23, 2022 / 21 Shevat 5782 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
Chassidus Applied to 22 Shevat:
o What do we learn from this day?
o What is the deeper meaning and significance of the name “Chaya Mushka”?
o What changes and new things did the Rebbe institute after 22 Shevat?
o Is it significant that the Rebbe and Rebbetzin had the same first names as the Tzemach Tzedek and his Rebbetzin?
o What is the Rebbetzin most famous for, besides being the Rebbe’s wife?
o Years ago the Rebbe told someone that he would be forever grateful for a favor they did for the Rebbetzin. Is it disrespectful to ask the Rebbe to repay this favor now?
o Is it appropriate to display the Rebbetzin’s picture?
o What are some practical things we can do to honor the Rebbetzin on her yahrzeit?
Lessons from Mishpatim:
o Is logic logical?
o What can we learn from the connection of the rational laws to Sinai?
o Why did it take 40 days and 40 nights to receive the torah?
o What is the significance of us saying naaseh v’nishmah?
o Why are the negative mitzvos written as “do not’s”; wouldn’t it be more motivating to say it in the positive – “cherish life” instead of “do not murder”?
o Why don’t we mix milk and meat? If it’s due to not mixing chesed and gevurah, why do we find that in other areas that mix is considered sacred?
o Can we benefit from the mix, by throwing them in the same garbage bin for example?
· How do we explain to children that males are not supposed to listen to women singing?
How should we address the recent abuse scandal?
Can we reach Atzmus?
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