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Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Five Approaches

Are You an Escapist, a Conformist, a Fighter, or a Passive Believer?

1 hr 23 min

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This women's class was presented on Tuesday Parshas Beshalach, 7 Shevat, 5778, January 23, 2018, at Ohr Chaim, Monsey, NY

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    Anat Brovman -2 months ago

    Thanks for uploading it. So relevant and eye-opening in current situation in E.I.

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    Mark E Marcinkowski -5 months ago


    thank you rabbi 

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    Rachele -5 years ago

    Sometimes believing that davening is the only option possible because this situation is hopeless is really returning to the metzar mentality and paradigm of not being able to have the freedom and trust to see new possible actions. For example when a person says I feel my life is hopeless and therefore I’m going to remain sitting on my couch and I’ll daven till God will show me a way out, that’s called being stuck in Mizraim. A person that closes his siddur and ventures out of the house with the full trust that God is going to help him, even though he doesn’t yet see how, that person is a free man he broke the shackles of Mizraim. And that was God’s instruction to BY to continue the journey away from the bondage mentality of hopelessness and surrender towards freedom, liberation and unlimited possibilities...

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    Sara Metzger -5 years ago

    the 5th option

    One of the people in one of my groups asked these quesions.  Considering all the options of what the Jews had, the four different option, there wasn't the "key" to go forward until a pusik later (16) where it speaks about Hashem telling Moshe to lift up his staff and the sea will split, which seems to imply that regardless of all of the opinions and all of the options nothing could happen unitil thie "key" to traveling further is availab.e Also we don't know the timeline of Nachoson's jumping inot he water since a prereqisite to the sea splitting was Moshe raising his staff.  

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    Terry -6 years ago

    Stuck between a rock and a hard place

    Dear Rabbi Jacobson, you deliver such empowering messages not only to our young people but also to women...messages that we have so needed to hear..thank you.

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Beshalach Women's Class

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • January 23, 2018
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  • 7 Sh'vat 5778
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Dedicated in memory of Yenta bas Reb Menachem Mendel, who passed away on 2 Shevat 5778. A sole survivor from the horrors of Auschwitz, she rebuilt a life & family full of faith and kindness. By her son Reb Mendel Zilberberg shlita

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