How Much Power Do We Have to Refine the Atmosphere Around Us? What Is the Sign and Corresponding Tribe and What Lessons Does It Offer Us? What Is Today’s Equivalent to the Slaughter of Sheep, the Deity of Ancient Egypt? What Is the Doctrine and Purpose of Reincarnation?
MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 434, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, January 22, 2023 / 29 Teves 5783 – 8:00-9:00PM ET
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The topics in this week’s 434th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
· Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Shevat
o What is the significance of this month?
o What is its sign and corresponding tribe, and what lessons does it offer us?
o What is the connection between this month and Yud Shevat, the Frierdiker Rebbe and the Rebbe?
o Why are we all “water carriers”?
· Chassidus Applied to Bo
o Why does this portion combine both exile and redemption?
o What was the spiritual meaning behind the ten plagues?
o What is the significance of using a lunar calendar instead of a solar calendar?
o Is there a connection between sprinkling the blood of the Korban Pesach on the doorpost and mezuzas?
o What is today’s equivalent to the slaughter of sheep, the deity of ancient Egypt?
o What is the meaning behind the mitzvah of Pidyon Haben, redeeming the first born?
o Can we sue modern day Egypt for reparations for the 210 years they forcefully enslaved us?
o What are some similarities and differences between the exile and redemption from Egypt and the current exile and future redemption?
o Since the imminent redemption is compared to the Egyptian exodus, why are we not all blessed with abundant wealth?
o What is the connection between the theme of the second book of Torah and its name Shemos?
· How much power do we have to refine the atmosphere around us (taharas ha’avir)?
· What is the doctrine and purpose of reincarnation?
· What connection does it have to the tree of knowledge and tree of life?
o Chassidic psychology
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