The topics in this week’s 355th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
- Chassidus applied to 12 Sivan
o What is the significance of this day?
o How has Sinai impacted the world?
- Chassidus applied to Behaalotcho
o Why is it so critical to ensure that the “flame rises on its own”?
o Do the seven types of souls of the menorah correspond to different demographic groups?
- Israel under attack and the cease fire
o What should our attitude be?
o What can we do to help the situation?
o Is there hope for a peaceful future?
o Is there anything we can do to show the Arabs that we want peace?
o In an ideal world, what would happen to the Palestinians currently living in Israel?
o Are there any verses in Torah where the prophets describe the miracles we are seeing?
- Rise of anti-Semitic acts
o Should we remove mezuzos to avoid being targeted by anti-Semitic mobs?
- Should we have Ahavas Yisroel to Jews who incite against other Jews?
- When Moshiach comes…
o Will we have to wait for the priests to be trained?
o Will service in the beis hamikdosh commence right away?
o Could Moshiach be here now and we don’t know?
o Will he be a kohen?
- Chassidus question: What is the difference between the nefesh elokis vs yetzer tov and nefesh habehamis vs yetzer hara?
- MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 23rd Place winners:
o Essay English: You Are Stronger Than You Think, Aliza Leiner, 26, London,UK
o Essay Hebrew (men): מידת הכעס, Levi Alishevitz, Student, Kiryat Gat, Israel
o Essay Hebrew (women): להאמין בעצמנו ולגלות את הכוחות הטמונים בנו, Chana Veinfeld, Student, Eilat, Israel
o Creative: Creative: Gray World (lyrics), Chaya Solika Garbose, 20, Machon Alte Seminary. Hometown: London, UK
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