8:00pm: Is There Spiritual Significance to the Landing on Mars and the General Exploration of Space?

The topics in this week’s 345th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Lessons from 9 Adar and Tetzaveh
    • What is the significance of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s arrival to the “lower hemisphere? 
    • What can we learn from this about battling the godless “communists” of our time?
    • Why is Moshe’s name not mentioned in this parsha?
  • Chassidus Applied to Purim
    • What is the significance of the mitzvah of eradicating Amalek? 
    • Why would G-d create evil people and then command us to obliterate them?
    • Why don’t we hoot when King Saul’s name is mentioned?
    • Why does the Megillah start with a party that happened years before the main part of the story?
    • Why are Pesachia and Hadassah called by their secular Persian names, Mordechai and Esther?
    • Was hat ever happened to Vashti?
    • What happened to Achashverosh after the Purim story in the Megillah?
    • Did Haman work in a barber shop before getting a job in Achashverosh’s court?
    • Why is there a custom to wear masks on Purim?
    • Is there a connection to Covid masks?
    • Why did the Rebbe not wear a costume on Purim if that is the custom?
  • What is special about the month of Adar? Should one push off a court case to this month?
  • Is there spiritual significance to the landing on Mars and the general exploration of space?
  • Follow-up: Bizbuz ha’otzros
  • Chassidus question: How do we explain the statement cited in Chassidus that Yom Kippurim is only like Purim?


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