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Q & A: Farbrengen Yud Shevat 5780 - Part 2

With Rabbis Simon & YY Jacobson and Rabbi DovBer Pinson

1 hr 46 min

Class Summary:

Second segment of the Farbrengen of Yud Shevat 5780 "70 Years of Revolutionizing Judaism," with Rabbis Simon & YY Jacobson & DovBer Pinson, questions and answers. 

This Farbrengen took place Tuesday evening, Yud Shevat, 5780, February 4, 2020, at the Ohr Chaim Shul, in Monsey, NY, in tribute to the 70th yartzeit of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, and 70 years of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's leadership.

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Hi I heard and saw part of the yud shvat farbreingin very inspiring I have one question for your brother I don't have his watsap or email so I would like to ask you he said to make the Shabbos table interesting to bring a non believer the problem is if the host doesn't have the answer or the child doesn't have these questions is it a mitzvah to bring this up.

    Answer by rabbi simon Jacobson:

    Obviously, there’s no “mitzvah” to bring up questions from a non-believer. I used that only as an example of how to create a stimulating conversation.

    Additionally, even if you don’t bring up these type of questions, people at some point on their lives may or will have questions, and it seems wise to preempt them by having done thing to say on the topic. How many frumeh Yiddden feel that we are afraid of such questions, and have been silenced and not allowed to ask them. Some even came to the (wrong) conclusion that there are no answers to the skeptics questions, that’s why we are not allowed to ask them...

    Finally, the main point is to create an exciting Shabbos table, and in general a passionate Yiddishe environment, by having lively and stimulating discussions on all important matters, including faith and Hashem. Far better to address issues like why a good G-d would allow suffering, then to ignore them in fear that we don’t have answers.

    Parents and educators, especially today (with all the forces we are exposed to), are responsible to engage their children and students, and educate themselves in addressing these pertinent issues. You don’t always need all the answers, but you need to be able to offer some intelligent response to the big questions. And if you don’t have all the information yourself, there are people who can be consulted and who can offer direction and guidance.

    I hope this helps.

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Q & A Yud Shevat 5780

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • February 13, 2020
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Dedicated to the memory of my dear father, Reb Ezriel ben Reb Yaakov Salomon, a visionary educator, by Chani and Sam Salomon (Manchester)

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