What Profound Lessons Do We Learn From the Egyptian Exile and Exodus About Dealing With Suffering? How Can Pain Make Us Stronger? Is Pain a Punishment? Why Was Moshe Called by a Name Given to Him by Pharaoh’s Daughter and Not the One Given to Him by His Parents? Why Would Moshe Accuse G-d of Doing “Evil to This Nation” When G-d Is Perfect And Good?
MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 432, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, January 8, 2023 / 16 Teves 5783 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
The topics in this week’s 432nd episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
- Chassidus Applied to Shemos
o Why is Shemos called the “book of redemption”?
o What profound lessons do we learn from the Egyptian exile and exodus about dealing with suffering?
o How can pain make us stronger?
o What was the power of women that redeemed the Jews from Egypt?
- What can I say to a friend who is suffering from a terminal illness?
- What is the relationship and difference between Tanya and Shaar HaBitachon/Chovos Halevavos in terms of bitachon and the most effective way to deal with life’s challenges?
- More Chassidus Applied to Shemos
o What does it mean that “the house lit up” when Moshe was born?
o Why was Moshe called by a name given to him by Pharaoh’s daughter, and not the name (Tov, Tuvia) given to him by his parents?
o Why was Moses not a “man of words”?
o How does Chassidus explain the test Pharaoh gave Moshe with the plate of diamonds and the plate of hot coals?
o Is there significance that our forefathers and Moses were shepherds?
o Why would Moshe accuse G-d of doing “evil to this nation” when G-d is perfect and only does good?
o Is pain a punishment, or is it doing us a favor by letting us know there is a problem that needs correction?
o Are we allowed to make fun of the villains in the Torah, or since they are mentioned in the Torah are we supposed to revere them?
- Chassidus Applied to 20 Teves
o What lessons do we learn from the Rambam’s yahrzeit on this day?
o What similarities are there between the Rambam and the Alter Rebbe?
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