8:00pm: When Did the Custom Begin to Compose a New Song in Honor of Yud Alef Nissan, and How Were the Songs Chosen?

The topics in this week’s 349th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: 

  • Chassidus applied to 11 Nissan
    • What is the significance of the day?
    • When did the custom begin to compose a new song in honor of Yud Alef Nissan, and how were the songs chosen?
    • Based on the Rebbe’s explanation why we honor the yahrzeit of Moshe on 7 Adar and not his birthday, why do we celebrate 11 Nissan?
  • 13 Nissan: 155th yahrzeit of the Tzemech Tzedek
    • The role of the Tzemech Tzedek: Daas
    • Unity will lead us to the Geulah
  • Tzav and Shabbos HaGadol
    • Was there a celebration when the sanctuary was erected and dedicated?
    • How did a few kohanim serve so many people; did they ordain new kohanim?
    • What is the significance of requiring the fire on the altar to constantly burn? 
  • Lessons from Pesach in our lives today
    • What are some practical examples of how we can experience Pesach transcendence in our daily lives to grow both physically and spiritually?
    • What is your favorite Pesach maamar?
    • Did 80% of the Jews die in Egypt? And how will it be in the coming redemption?
    • How do you explain the Frierdker Rebbe’s seemingly harsh words that just as some Jews remained in Egypt the same will be in the final redemption?
    • If Jews are inherently good, how do you explain the Jews who were, for example, architects of Stalin’s gulags or part of the yevsektziya or kapos?
  • Chassidus question: How do we reconcile a seeming contradiction whether the parting of the sea is the level of kabolas ol or a higher level? 

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