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Rabbi YY With Teenagers: Ask Tough Questions; Get Real Answers

Teenagers Ask All Your Questions: Send Text To - (845) 777-4747

1 hr 29 min

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Rabbi YY Jacobson live with teenagers, Thursday, 13 Iyar, 5780, May 7, 2020, 9:30 PM EST

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    Rachel -3 years ago

    loook at my texts-

    rachel kornblum- 845-659-5598

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    Rachel -3 years ago

    please 

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    Rachel -3 years ago


    Using Gmail with screen readers
    SearchComposeLabelsInbox16StarredSnoozedSentDrafts94More MeetNew meetingJoin a meetingHangoutsHangouts   More15 of 324Question to Ask the RabbiInboxMirel OrlofskyThu, Jan 7, 8:11 PM (5 days ago)to meRelationships:  In Judism, What is a good relationship to have with one's divorced parents?
    Good & Evil:
    Prayers: How can I keep praying for something I want i.e. peace between my divorced parents, and when it doesn;t happen, I get upset?
     I want to make friends however, I've been given physical and mental challenges that take up a lot of my time. Plus with Covid, it's very difficult to meet anyone. Why did Hashem make me this way and make it so hard to make a friend to talk and listen to??
    Moshiach: & Miracles: Why does the world hate Jews? Jews learn Torah to know what we are allowed and not allowed to do. Non-Jews don't want to know this. They want to make up their own rules. Jews become the conscience of the world - explaining what is right and wrong according to G-d.

    Welcome Hashem Into Your Life - Thank Him Every Day!10Rachel kornblum8:16 PM (8 minutes ago)---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Mirel Orlofsky Date: Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 8:11 PM Subject: Question to Ask the Rabbi To: RachelRachel kornblum 8:16 PM (8 minutes ago)to Mirel

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    #CluelessGirl -3 years ago

    It is ok to have a non intimate relationship with someone of the opposite gender in your teens? just to be friends because i really enjoy his company i dont have any attraction to him in any way and would never consider marriage.

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Watch part 1 

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      Sam -3 years ago

      Course not god thinks its bad for you

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        lost soul -3 years ago

        wdym? y? 

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          Sam -3 years ago

          God, the grand master of this world, decided, in his great knowlage, that boys are supirior and must not mix with girls. 

          To think otherwise would be heretic and questioning his wisdom.

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            Bracha Bas Fradel -3 years ago

            I am not a teenager but I did listen to your answer to the girls about the role of Jewish women. I feel very strongly that the core of the question is not being addressed and I would like to help clarify what the question is and the direction that I think is needed in order to reach the girl's question. As early as in the fourth day of creation, when Hashem made the two luminaries and then made the moon smaller and it complained, Hashem tried to appease the moon by giving it the stars, etc and even then as the Midrash says that every Rosh Chodesh we bring a Korbon to atone for making the moon smaller. On the other side of time, it says that when Moshiach comes, "Isha tesovev gever" , It is clear to all, that the world is being run as a patriarchal society. It is a fact that the most important thing to do is to learn Torah, and a woman is not commanded to do so and thus until the time of Moshiach plays a supportive role to men. Of course, women are important, but in order for peace to reign in a girl's heart, truth must be acknowledged. Even if they don't like it, they like less to be appeased with what they see is not the whole truth. Just one simple fact that the Torah is always addressing men, and only specifies when addressing women is an indication of it. There is so much to be said about it but my purpose is in asking you not to be apologetic but rather this is how Hashem, in His infinite wisdom wants it to be.

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            Libby Green -3 years ago

            That's not true. and if it is why does god allow marriage.

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    hi as rosh hashana is coming up soon iyh i was wondering..am i supposed to ask sum1 for forgivness what i did top them if they dont know abt it? i dont know what to do..thanks so much

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    qustion for rabbi yy

    the qustion before was by someone i know

    she is very chatty as u can tell what she basically what she wanted to say is 

    1. is there a shidduch crises?

    2. does everyone have a bashery

    thankk u for all you do 

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      sam -3 years ago

      Any one can choose to marry who they want there is no "crisis" they just want you to marry eirlier because to many are going and getting an education about the wider world and wake up during that time.

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    WHAT IS THE SHIDDUCH CRISES -3 years ago

    what is the shidduch crises? does everyone have a bshet

    what is th eshidduch crises? does everyone have a bashert?

    i mean cmon everyone ahs their own opinion  this issue, its because of this its bc of that. i mean is there actually a crisis? people claim there are not enough GOOD boys and too many GOOD girls, cmon GOOD is suh a stupid word everyone has their own definition of it. its like the word normal. yeh, so maybe you have to comporomise, by hey isnt that what life is all about? should a girl worry aboout it when she is in shudduchim? and anyway doensnt everyone have a bashert? actually speaking abt basherts does everyone actually have one, how can u miss one? do ppl who die young (lo alenu) have one, do ppl who never marry (lo alenu) have one???? dead confused here pls answer me, i welcome suggestions from anybody. oh and btw thank u so so muhc for this amazing program its so cool, half th questions i have never thought of but the way u anwerit make it make so so muhc sence. anpther awesome thing is half the questions on here re so cringeworthy to ask on public, like i do not think i would get up in a class and ask this or maybe i would, i dunno... nayway thank a mill

    a teenage girl in england!

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      me -3 years ago

      yes is it true all of this shidduch crsis thing ... me and that person where both wonering..can u pls explain???/

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      anon -3 years ago

      hi sara k,

      i know u

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        ben l -3 years ago

        hi

        i think i also know her!
        does she have blavk hair and braces?

        around 15 yrs?

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    When is the next program in this series?

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    When is the next program in this series?

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    Chaim -4 years ago

    Caim

    When is the next class

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Is rabbi YY doing a program tomorrow?

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      Esti -4 years ago

      Nope. I asked him He said he's taking a break

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Is rabbi YY doing a program tomorrow?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    let say i am reading or listening to stuff thats inappropriate for a jewish kid, and i know it and i want to stop but i am enjoying whatever im doing. how can i strengthen myself to stop?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Thank you rabbi yy for all the amazing lectures! They have really helped me, especially the ones on emunah and bitachon!

    My question is; i really want to shteig in avodas hashem and do tshuvah on all my aveiros, but i have a problem with the step of azivus hachait and i would really like some guidance!

    Thanks in advance!!!!

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    Hackel family -4 years ago

    Thank you so much!!!

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    is it normal to dream about all the attention you're gonna get after you die? 

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      i'm only in my teens so i'm thinking maybe it's too early to think about that? but i really think about it every day...

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    can you trace where all questions come from? Like who submitted them, through ppl's email address?

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    Stuffed Animals -4 years ago

    what is chabad?

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      sam -3 years ago

      stuff and noncence, you know what it is

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    Kayla -4 years ago

    how can it trust rabbis when so many of them keep contradicting each other? It's so confusing. everyone says something else and it gets me really confused. How do I know who's right and who's wrong? Or are most of them right and I just have to choose whom to follow? 

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      Sam -3 years ago

      You can be sure that they wont contredict themselves about giving tzedokoh. Especialy if it goes to his wages.

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    Yael -4 years ago

    Thanks you're awesome. I was so disappointed when you said you won't do a program this week :( 

    What makes you decide whether to address a specific question or not? I submitted at least ten since you started this program a month ago and none of them were addressed yet. I want to know, is there something wrong with them, or maybe it's not interesting/relevant enough? I mean, I'm a little disappointed... 

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    Sarah -4 years ago

    Is the Rebbe really Mashiach?

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      Abra -4 months ago

      Sarah, and those wondering: 

      The Mashiach will be from one linage from the great House of Jacob (fire) and The House of Jesse (burning embers) whom King David is decended. This Mashiach will be known as the Lion of Judah (once known as Ariel), whom will be the future annointed King of Israel (Unicorn) and Judah (Lion). Judah to be restablished in Israel. In regards to Rebbe, no, as no man is allowed to choose or nominate the Mashiach from the royal linage, as only the G-D of Abraham has this divine right to choose the righful future royal Mashiach heir. As was done in the days of King David. 

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    Mickey Mouse -4 years ago

    I have an addiction to music but I don't see how it harms me. Everyone says it's crazy how I walk around in headphones all day but I really don't see it that way. it's not like an addiction to drugs or alcohol or anything like that. The worst way in which it can harm me is by possibly damaging my hearing when I'm seventy years old. So what? I'll wear hearing aids when I'm seventy. Big deal. Is it still bad that I"m so addicted? I'm really having trouble seeing the problem in this. please explain why everyone thinks this is destructive behavior. 

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      sam -3 years ago

      I always wonderd. How does micky mouse find big enough earphones?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question:

    Thank you Rabbi YY for all your great programs during coronavirus!

    Rabbi YY has spoken much about how Hashem infinitely loves us and how we should show utmost love to Hashem and to every single Jew. I have learnt that love must be prefaced with fear of Hashem. What exactly does fearing Hashem entail? what does it mean to have Yiras Shomayim? please can you briefly explore this subject?

    Thank you very much!

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Zohar

    How do we know that zohar is true? It was a private revelation from Eliyohu hanovi to reb shimon bar yochai.

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    Chana -4 years ago

    Adam and eve

    Why do we have to suffer because of Adam and Eva's sin?

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      Sarah -4 years ago

      I've always wondered about that...

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Pain

    Due to  medical conditions past and present I have a lot of physical pain from medical treatment and physical pain in the body and I have to a very hard time dealing with it, can you advise how to deal with it? Am I allowed to complain and express frustration?

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      BlondeGirl -3 years ago

      yes u are allowed to complain but u must complain in the right way. the yidden in the midbar did not get punished for comlaining over the lack of food, water, rather it was the way they complained that they got punished for. 

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Dear rabbi

    why is intimacy a prohibited topic for teens? I mean we all have question and since we're are "kind of not allowed" to ask we draw conclusions ourselves (which in most of the cases are missing a lot of important information) 

    i know this is a sensitive topic, but could you give us some guidance? I feel like we really need one now even more

    thank you for everything you do

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Rabbit rabbi yy has a class on this.

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        Anonymous -3 years ago

        Where Can i find it?

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Why intimacy is a prohibited topic for teens? I mean, we have a lot of questions on this topic and it’s not very accepted to ask these type of question Even with our parents we are scared to ask because we are scared of their reaction..

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Why intimacy is a prohibited topic for teens? I mean, we have a lot of questions on this topic and it’s not very accepted to ask these type of question Even with our parents we are scared to ask because we are scared of their reaction..

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    Zalman M from Venice Beach -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    How are we the 'chosen' people, if Hashem only offered us the Torah after the other nations?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      We are the choosing people, hence we were chosen for choosing!

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    Menachem montreal -4 years ago

    I listened to your Q&A tonight and you reminded me of this Vort:

    Thought you might like it..

    You spoke about the image some have of Hashem.

    “we were created in Gods image; the problem is that we created God in our image…”

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    Leah Lowinger -4 years ago

    thank you so much rabbi yy words can not explain what you do for me and my friends i am jealous of your gan eden hatzlachah

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    Chaya -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    What can emotionally get a person out of self harm?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      The feeling that they have hope and a future.

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    Chaya -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    What would you say to someone contemplating or planning suicide?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      That his life is too precious for that; I would also try to get expert help needed.

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      Sarah -4 years ago

      I was  in the same situation. Please seek out professional help immediately

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    a l -4 years ago

    rabbi yy, chazak ubaruch! btw what did ur bobbe do to deserve a descendent as you

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      a l -4 years ago

      or zeydeh or rebbi etc

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    Tamara Katzman -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I am not a teenager but I did listen to your answer to the girls about the role of the Jewish women. i feel very strongly that the core of the question is not being addressed and I would like to help clarify what the question is and the direction that I think is needed in order to reach the girls question. As early as in the fourth day of creation, when Hashem made the two luminaries and then made the moon smaller and it complained, Hashem tried to appease the moon by giving it the stars etc and even then as the Midrash says that every Rosh Chodesh we bring a Korbon to atone for making the moon smaller. On the other side of time, it says that when Moshiach comes, "Isha tesovev gever" , It is clear to all, that the world is being run as a patriarchal society. It is a fact that the most important thing to do is to learn Torah, and a women is not commanded to do so and thus until the time of Moshiach plays a supportive role to men. Of course, women are important, but in order for peace to reign in a girls heart, truth must be acknowledged. Even if they don't like it , they like less to be appeased with what they see is not the whole truth. Just one simple fact that the Torah is always addressing men, and only specifies when addressing women is an indication of it. There is so much to be said about it but my purpose is in asking you not to be apologetic but rather this is how Hashem, in His infinite wisdom wants it to be.

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    Yossi -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    If Hashem is ever existing from before the time of the world and above the whole concept of time why did He only decide to create the world 5780 years ago what was He doing during the other 100000000000000 years before He created the world? And what does He do all day? I heard He learns Torah but He thought of and created the whole Torah and knows everything so how could He learn it? P.s. i really enjoy your classes and they mean a lot to me

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      1. Time was also created during creation. So before creation there was "before" creation because time is also a creation.

      2. Hashem learning Torah is a way of saying that Torah is Hashem's mind and wisdom -- of course, He learns Torah, that is His mind, and the Torah are His ideas. Just as person with his mind studies ideas or conceived conepts, Hashem studies Torah -- His mind and thought process is represented by Torah.

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    Shmuel Jacobs -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    Can u make a class next Thursday 🙏😉

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      He does make one weekly.

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      He does make one weekly.

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      He does make one weekly.

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      He does make one weekly.

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    mimi -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I think the world would not be different without me (no offence)so how is the world created for me :/

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      a l -4 years ago

      can you think of one person who youve helped?  if yes then  you cant imagine the ripple effect of that one good deed.  if not, then go ahead and  do one , even just one... 

      [actually  im inspired by your  question, and youve helped me  ! :) if you read my comment here  ! and even more so  if you will comment your thoughts about it. thanks] 

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    mimi -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    was the world really created for me?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      Yes, really.

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        Sam -4 years ago

        What sbout m?

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      Sam -4 years ago

      What about me?

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    ahuva green -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    sorry this isn't a question; this is a raving review from a teenaged girl that loves your speeches and Q and As. thank you for taking the time to answer these crucial questions! and the question you answered about the mission of women! thank you! I was one of the girls that asked this...

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    Chaya -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    So why was the census of the Jews only taken of men?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      The census was for those who can go into the army. Even for men, it was not under 20 or over 60.

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        Sam -3 years ago

        wommen can also go to the army?

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    Eli mizrachi -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    i feel like with everything your saying its ok to do bad or sin because god loves us so much?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      When someone loves you so much, do you want to sin against Him or be close to Him?

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    Zev Volf (Zevi) Edelstein -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    Can you explain the Inyan of Lubavitche Schechita?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    EXTREMELY IMPORTANT QUESTION

    This question has always been really bothering me and I need a satisfying answer. I want to know: What's up?!

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      sam -3 years ago

      Gods up, hells down. 

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    How do you balance being a father? And making time to answer many teenagers and children's questions..

    What is your priority?

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      a l -4 years ago

      how? hashems will

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Is there a way to speak to your parents about something that is bothering you in their relationship? Or does that breed on Kibbud Av Vaeim?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      Yes, but do it with respect.

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    Kaila -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Some older singles died because of corona. Does that mean they had no Bashert?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      We do not know the answer to that.

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    dina -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    1.It says in tanya that every letter of someones name shows on their essence. does that mean that ppl with the same name are very similar? 2. if someone gets affected by nigunim more than others, does it show anything about the level of a persons neshama?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      1. Perhaps in some ways, but they still may vary in so many ways.

      2. It means their souls are deeply connected to music.

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Hi Rabbi YY,

    You saw the president. You were able to handshake. 

    Now, obviously Hashem is greater than the president. How do we have that immense connection and feeling when we speak to Hashem, to have it even more than when we see the president in his physicality? 

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    This is a very important question that has been bothering me all my life and I've never gotten a satisfying answer, and my life will continue to crumble if I don't get one. My question is: What's up?!;)

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    Yaakov Caroline -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    If the rebbe could’ve brought MOSHIACH why didn’t he.

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      He tried to do whetever he can, but ultimitely Hashem is the ruler of the world and Hashem is the only one who decides when Moshiach will come. We must do what we can to hasten his coming.

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        Tzvi -4 years ago

        I think It is Important to say That the way It was before 5750 and after ,is  very different.The rebbe Before that year never said that we have finished everything all our work and now we are ready for the redemption And all we have to do is accept it and get ready to greet mashiach Which means that it wasn't like all the other great tzadikim That tried tried to bring mashiach and it was like a plane trying to have emergency landings but they're not successful maybe something happened closer to it but not Physically down here But when the rebbe says He did everything he can and he is giving it  over to us he's saying that he so to speak brought the plane to land and now it's not going back this is where we are now we just need to actually put it down and it's not like he he's giving us the whole hard job he did all the really hard stuff and now the few sprinkles on the bottom that have to be finished that's our job and it's much much closer than before and when somebody gives something over to somebody else To be called giving it over means that you have it so he had it- The power to do it And he did whatever he can and now the left over Is given over to us With the power to do it hat is how i heard mashpiem explain it bderech efshar but it makes the most sense ty

        Mashiach now!!!!

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        Tzvi -4 years ago

        I think It is Important to say That the way It was before 5750 and after ,is  very different.The rebbe Before that year never said that we have finished everything all our work and now we are ready for the redemption And all we have to do is accept it and get ready to greet mashiach Which means that it wasn't like all the other great tzadikim That tried tried to bring mashiach and it was like a plane trying to have emergency landings but they're not successful maybe something happened closer to it but not Physically down here But when the rebbe says He did everything he can and he is giving it  over to us he's saying that he so to speak brought the plane to land and now it's not going back this is where we are now we just need to actually put it down and it's not like he he's giving us the whole hard job he did all the really hard stuff and now the few sprinkles on the bottom that have to be finished that's our job and it's much much closer than before and when somebody gives something over to somebody else To be called giving it over means that you have it so he had it- The power to do it And he did whatever he can and now the left over Is given over to us With the power to do it hat is how i heard mashpiem explain it bderech efshar but it makes the most sense ty  Mashiach now!!!!  Reply to this comment.

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          Tzvi -4 years ago

          1. Sorry at the end ,it was just a copy paste from how i wrote it b4 but then i did not see it so i copy and paced it 

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    Zalman -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    Low confidence. All my live i had to move from a place to other. Make new friends etc. I suffered from bullying also because of this. And nowadays even so called " mashpiim "doesnt seem intereseted in giving a hand to me. (Add to the list some problems with parents and rosh ieshivot) I could understood it because i dont irradiad self confidense, so, who want to deal with someone depressed.? How i make my way out of this lack of self confidence? Its a whole live story, like starting a game already loosing 20 against -10 ?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      I think you should find an expert to talk to about all this; it is a serious issue and you need someone good to help guide you. Can your parents help you find a really good therapist?

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    S -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    What should you do if your yetzer hara is so strong?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      It means that you are even stronger.

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    Surie -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    How do u know If someone has a bad influence on u?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      If they are helping you follow a path that brings you deep inner fulfillement, or the opposite.

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    Devora -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    If Hashem is Rachamim and he feels our pain and is suffering together with us how can there be so much pain and so many people going through unbearable suffering?

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      a l -4 years ago

      i think moshe rabeinu asked ur question....

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      Listne to my emunah series, class #9.

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    Sheva -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I've been taught my whole life that Emunah and Bitachon is a promise that everything will turn out good, and not just good in Hashems eyes but good in a revealed way that we humans can see the good. But so many times we have complete Emunah and Bitachon in Hashem and ot doesn't turn out good. I'm not questioning what Hashem does but I'm questioning the promise. How can there be this promise that isn't always fulfilled fully? Thank you!!!

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      I guess that means that the best alternative was for it to turn out the way it did, even if we can't see it or understand it.

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    Yitzchok -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Is it possible to marry the wrong person? How can you explain why one can get divorced, does it mean they were incapable of withstanding their challenge? Was it really not the right one?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      Right, sometimes this step was required to prepare them for the right one.

      Or sometimes, they did not put in the work they needed to put into the relationship.

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    devorah -4 years ago

    if all the teens who leave yiddishkeit are really souls on a ascent/ journey, how does that make sense- ive heard of teens who tried commiting suicide, but they got stopped just in the nick of time. so if c"v some teens WOULD try to end their lives, how would that be an ascent? that is just ending everything during the descent. please clarify this for me.

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      Every person who c"v takes their lives, must come down again, because their mission was not finished. That is why suicide is not a good idea, on any level. As it is not eliminating the pain.

      Ultimately, though, they will return and reach even a deeper and a higher place.

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      • Anonymous -3 years ago

        if they reach a higher place shouldn’t we all do it?

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    ahuva green -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    this week a 18 yr old boy from Monsey passed away... I never knew him but now I am very sad about it and cry all day. that's somewhat because it happened unexpectedly and because he is so young. is it okay for me to cry about this? and can rabbi yy please speak a bit about afterlife?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      Yes it is okay to cry; I will be addressing the company where he worked, Sunday evening 930 AM. We will post it on the website.

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        Ahuva Green -3 years ago

        Can somebody plz post the link? I was looking for it...

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    ovadia babekov -4 years ago

    thank you so much 

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    ovadia babekov -4 years ago

    thank you so much 

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    Yisroel -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    There's a lot of things that I learn that have a lesson for Avodas Hashem. A lot of the time I don't feel the relevance it has to me! Do you have any suggestions of how to see in all we learn how it has relevance to me?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      If you do not see, research the topic a bit, or ask someone who may know.

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    chana perel engel -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    how can one be confident yet humble?how was moshe rabbeinu the most humble man on earth- and yet it says in yigdal "lo kum byisrael kmoshe"?can you explain the profound and deep humility of moshe."oz vchedvah bimkomo".how can one find the balance between confidence and humility?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      He knew that all of his gifts came from Hashem! and perhaps if someone else might have had them, they might have utilized them even better.

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    esther -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    how could we love every jew like one family? If a i show love to someone that's on a lower standard of yiddishkiet, it can have a bad influence on me!

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      You love their inner Divine core. You love the Jew inside of them. Not their sins or mistakes. When you love their Neshama, it can never have a bad influence on you.

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    anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I know deep inside of me what I have to do, but how do I actually apply all these concepts like trust in Hashem, everything is for the good, practically in my life?especially when youre in a hard situation

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      Learn Chovas Halevavos Shaar Habitachon.

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    Levi Maximov -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    1Why does hashem have to keep the bris he's above it is it that one aspect of hashem is keeping his promise then if so there is an aspect that can lie or doesn't have to keep it 2 gog and magog I learnt that its literal and physical an actual war and that's the majority opinion and the minority say it's only spiritual

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    Racheli -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi Jacobson, I have a classmate that seems to be falling. I want to give her the love and everything she needs but I don’t feel comfortable going over to her. Maybe you have Some good ideas. Thank you your speaches are AMAZING!

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Listen to ‘friend’ by nechama cohen

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    Zev Volf (Zevi) -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    How should we view the Rebbe's Sichos in the later years about Moshiach?

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    We were commanded to kill amalek and the Arabs were “commanded” to kill Jews which I obvs think is wrong but we too were commanded to wipe out an entire nation

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    Kailaavtzon -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    When I think of the Holocoust or Mitzraim it makes me lose hope. Hashem heard people's Tefilos and waited so long to make their pain end. So when I daven to Hashem, I wonder if He'll just because of the master plan and whats really good for me... make my hardships last. I don't have the confidence that Hashem will help me that I wish I did.

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Why can't girls where pants

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Maybe listen to the “birds and the bees” by the rabbi. It’s on theyeshiva.net

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Maybe listen to the “birds and the bees” by the rabbi. It’s on theyeshiva.net

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      Sam -3 years ago

      Cos god decided that if you where alowed as much freedom then men you would think that you where created equel, but actualy, god created girls to get married and satisfy men. 

      Or at least thats what the torah and tulmed (according to all, wirrtten by men), would want you to think.

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    בערל -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    will you still answer all questions of previous weeks which were not answered?

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    Lily -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    I have a friend who grew up in a very chasidish household. Unfortunatly she does not wish to uphold the ways she was brought up with. I who grew up in the opposite only wish to grow in my yiddushkeit. How can I grow for myself while still trying to open her mind? I feel that the closer i get to yiddushkeit the farther she drifts away?

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    Ari Friedman -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    How can we use the virus to boost our connection to hashem?

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    Gelly Weinberger -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    We all say that how people treat you is what Hashem want you to now. I stopped having a relationships with a person who was unhealthy for me. Every time someone talks about opening up relationships every rosh hashana, I regret my decision on stopping talking with that person. Was I right to stop this relationship?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    ??

    can girls go live?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      yes

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      on a previous show he said yes

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    chaya sara -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi YYJacobson i heard from somewere that Hashem married the shechinah how could that be that Hashem GOD could marey especially bc he is Hashem

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    Gelly Weinberger -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I fear death. I really can't calm down at all. When my father goes away for a shabbos I can't have peace until until he comes home. What are some stuff I can do to help me?

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    esther -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    how do hashgacha pratis and bechira chofshis coexist? If we have free choice, how does each decision we make end up still being part of G-d's plan? And if it was part of g-ds plan then how was it really our choice?

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    anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi, I am 16 and became baalie teshuva when I was 7 alone my family followed later, and I feel that my younger sister who is 2 years younger then me, is bringing me down in my growth with connecting to Hashem and the Rebbe. How do I protect myself from undoing everything I worked for?

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      a l -4 years ago

      maybe try this : [ untill rabbi yy answers]  share with her ur respect and love for her.   after she accepts and feels it, explain your  problem to her, and that your asking if and how she can help you  with it, without  sacrificing your closeness together

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    How can we choose a true, loyal friend?

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    Binyamin -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    There's so much I don't know and so much to learn. I know that there are basics I have to know that I just never get around to learning. One day I'll hear a rav or rebbi say it's important to review what you learn in class and the next day I'll hear a speech about the importance to know tanach and then I'll hear that you need to know halacha well and next I'll hear that a certain sefer is a classic and you have to learn it, and so on... If I do everything I and others feel I should know, I'll cover very little. How is it possible to properly prioritize and know what to spend my extra time learning? Thanks!

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    How can I make a true friend? What do you suggest?

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    Ari Friedman -4 years ago

    Ari Friedman

    How can we use the virus to boost our connection to hashem??

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    Chaya -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Is mental illness a sign of personal weakness?

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    sholem Mendil -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    how are the over 60 years of age sopose to deal with this whats the message to us it ;looks like we may have to look deeper or perhps there is a speshail message to us older out there. any thoughts?

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    Menucha -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    What is the problem with listening to non-jewish music that is not assur?

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      Sholom Ber -4 years ago

      Maybe this will answer. 

      There is a saying that "music is the pen of the soul."

      That means, that the person who wrote the song put a bit of his soul into the song, which you are absorbing into your body and mind. 

      For example, listening to Hardcore rap, that places a little bit of coarseness into ou, affecting who you are, without you realising it till later. and You take a bit of that person into you. 

      Do you want to be Your True self Fully, or partially you and partially someone else that you don't even know?

      I relate to this, because i experienced it myself. 

      I hope this helps.

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        Sholom Ber -4 years ago

        ^

        random person in th universe

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    Baruch Yitzchak -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    What is consciousness? What is it that chooses between following the Divine soul/inclination or following the animal soul/inclination?

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    Menucha -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    If someone has such bitachon that something will happen then why is it such a big miracle and big deal when it actually happens? If they celebrate like it was a miracle-doesn't that prove that they didn't really believe it would happen?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Dear rabI I see you talk a lot of changing yourself for better, in your perspective what is a good change?

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    ovadia -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    how to try to bring people(and family)back on the derech

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    benzy -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    dear rabby yy i want to ask when i learn in yeshiva there is some times that i dont have so much התמדה maybe you a have a עצה how i can learn moore with התמדה thanks

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    IMPORTANT -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi YY, I feel like women are always on the back, no only for tzienus, but we are just put to work. Whenever my mother asked me to do something that is normally my brothers job, but they are learning, I get frustrated bc im always working and the only excuse i get is because the "boys are learning". Pls help, and dont email back, thankx so much!

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    Nathan Yakubov's son -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    why is davening important, when sometimes i feel like my prayers are not being answered. i just find it hard to belive that davening counts when we have been crying for so many years for Mashaich and it still didn't come thank you for everything you do rabbi yy thank you so much

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    anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi, what is your opinion about university/college?

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    esther -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    how could we love every jew like one family? If a i show love to someone that's on a lower standard of yiddishkiet, it can have a bad influence on me!

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question

    I feel like Hashem wants too much from me!

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    Jonathan Khoshnood -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I was wondering , where is the source in Torah for wearing a Kipa ?

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    .................... -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    we were all expecting moshiach to come at least by pesach or something what can you tell us now .now that moshiach is still not here

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    Gelly Weinberger -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I have autism, what do people have special needs in this world when they are going through the pain?

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    s.m -4 years ago

     thank you so much for an amazing awareness in this program. what is your opinion on what is a true friend?

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    Chana -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    What do you do when you feel like you have no friends?

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    name withdrawn -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Rabbi yy i want to thank you very much for this program i really enjoy it and wait all week for it, thank you rabbi yy my question is: some times i feel like there i no point for living.i really need advice for this. many times i ask myself what is life Rabbi yy please nswer me what is life?

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    ................... -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    you keep on saying how we should leave this quarantine a different and netter person what are some ideas of hoe we can change

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    ................... -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    you keep on saying how we should leave this quarantine a different and netter person what are some ideas of hoe we can change

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    zalman zirkind -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Is accpella music allowed

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Hi,

    I am struggling with something that pretty much every other Person these days struggles with, but for some reason it feels worse for me. I can't find balance. either Im on my phone all day to the point where I cannot even do anything else and I become irratable and depressed, or I'm completely off. I went off my phone for a week and it was amazing. And then I ditched an entire day of school just to sit on my phone.  it's not sustainable especially in these times when I haven't been able to see my friends in person for months. I don't know what to do or how to find an equilibrium. Are online friends real friends? How to I balance my life with my "online" life?

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I have a friend that has a sick parent, she’s acting strange socially, I am the only friend that knows, how can I help her other than just be there for her?

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    Mendel -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    If their is a idea that someone who does a mitzvah no harm come's upon him how come shuls are closed

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    anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi YY I really enjoy your question and answer sessions with teenagers.Thank you so much for having them. My question is,for the 24,000 students of rabbi Akiva who died because of something they caused upon themselves we mourn for 8 weeks,by not listening to music etc.. but for the 5 million Jews who died during the Holocaust for no reason other than being Jewish,we as Lubavitcher chassidim dont do anything on holocaust memorial day nor do we commemorate the holocaust on any other day,to me this is very embarrassing.

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    don't want to say -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    1) How can it be that there are days which we think it's the worst day and it's really the best day for us, or the opposite chas vishalom we think it's actually the best day for us and then it turns out to be the worst? 2) How do you still be influenced by good, if there's so much bad around you? (ex: non healthy relationships)

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    Yitzi -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    The baal shem tov and others emphasises that hashem loves us unconditionally , more than a only child. How can we understand this in face of communal event like enslavement in Egypt for 210 years working like slaves, babies being killed ( i believe was caused by avrum asking 2 words..bmei aida) romans , progroms the holocaust. And personal events like health and money issues and terriost attacks in israel ? Doesn't unconditional love that a father wants ONLY good for his kids?

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    yitzchak elchanan yakubov -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    thank you rabbi yy i wait all week for this opportunity to ask you questions thank you for taking this time to answer our questions my question is how can i concentrate on my learning and Judaism when there are so many distractions how can i concentrate i want to but it is very hard thank you rabbi yy also a very prominent rav named rabbi walkin i remember the last words he said to me the last time i saw him and how he gave me a big hug over the fact that i got excepted into a very amazing misivta how can i relieve myself from the sadness that envelopes me thank you very much and pls try to answer me thank you.

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    Binyomin Aryeh Leib Plotkin -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Is the Zohar really from the Rashbi?

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    Devorah -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    DO you think its helpful to think about who started this coronavirus

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    first if all,i want to thank you  for such an amazing program. i always wondered about moshiach. what happens next? we always learnt in school that once someone is niftar they are in gan eden forever. what is forever? thanks so much

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    struggle

    hi rabbi jacoson i am really strugling to be with my older sister and she has to much imotions and it is very frustrating to be in  an atmosfair were her emotions rely on me do you have any advice cus it is very hard?

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    Debbi -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    DO you think BIll gates started COVID 19

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    Anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    If everyone completes their mission when they are niftar, how can a child have completed their mission if they sometimes are to young to do the mitzvos? And sometimes they are younger than bar or bas mitzvah and they are not responsible for their mitzvos and aveiros? It is unclear to me. Please answer this question. Thank you.

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Perhaps the mission of the child was not to do mitzvas but to inspire others to do it...

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    Mendel -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Is there an issue with reading non-jewish literature if I feel that I get a lot out of it?

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    chaya sara -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    i heard the shechinah is Hashems wife but how could Hashem GOD have a wife

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    Gelly Weinberger -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Why are rainbows bad? I thing there are very pretty.

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    • Anonymous -3 years ago

      Rainbows in itself is not bad, only it’s a symbol that reminds you that u did bad and must repent.

      think abt it... Hashem made a seemingly pretty thing as his symbol of rebuke. The kindness!

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      Sam -2 years ago

      Its the symbol of LGTBQ+, so it's bad. Don't question God.

      Anyone who questions God's infinete love will burn in hell for all eneternity - some rabbi (I forgot his name)

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    Hadas -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Who comes first.. my dads torah study or myself?

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    e.g -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi YY, I have been listening to a lot of Torah Anytime shiurim lately and have noticed that a common theme that seems to keep reappearing is "how special we are". I am constantly hearing how each and every yid is special and has a tzelem elokim and is amazing. I keep on hearing how important it is to love and believe in yourself in order to be able to do anything in life (i.e give to others, love Hashem etc.). No matter how hard I try to see my strengths and greatness, I keep on coming back to the thought that I am worthless. How do I make myself TRULY believe in y own greatness and see my true kochos? Thanks for providing this incredible platform for us to ask our questions!

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    e.g -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi YY, How do we truly have bechira, free choice, if we cannot choose to be Jewish. Once we are born Jewish there is no way to opt-out? How does this fit into the concept of bechira? Please explain. Thank You!

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    anonymous -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Dear Rabbi, what is your opinion on university/college?

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    Someone thats currently lives in a frum community -4 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    The stigma of hat and jacket and white shirt ( as a bochur) (Question its in web comments) it is hard to me to express myself in a short way, nevertheless i didnt wanted to skip this oportunity,so i'll try it: Why when im not wearing the hat and jacket (to be honest i use it the most for davening in shul and shabbos) i have this feeling that people (this is a frum town) in a certain way look down at me? Like:  "ah this guy? I always see him at the street with a shirt, he doesnt seem chasidishe" "hey look this guy its not a chassidisher bochur, look how he goes to the grocery store, etc". I mean i understand that it is just a garment as Tania teaches us about. But still whats bother my mind is the aspect of "קרא ליה מכבדותי" meaning that clothing speak how i CHOOSE to express myself (so the fact im not with a hat and jacket all the time may lead people around me to think i am "out of the system") But not always is confortable to walk with a hat that falls all the time, a jacket when its hot, and a white shirt when im sweating like a animal (this is just examples) I perhaps had exaggerated, but its for the sake of explaining my concern. And being that im a bochur perhaps it would affect me when it will come the time for suggesting someone. Thank you in advance and i wish you all the best!

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Dear Rabbi YY,

    How do we truly have bechira, free choice, if we cannot choose to be Jewish. Once we are born Jewish there is no way to opt-out? How does this fit into the concept of bechira? Please explain. 

    Thank You!

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    Shlomo -4 years ago

    1. As I am a young yeshiva student and I have great aspirations and ambitions to grow in Yiras Hashem and torah, currently, on my level,  i don't feel ready to great the moshaich. I need more time to perfect myself. Furthermore, as i understand once the moshaich arrives and the whole world will openly see the hand of Hashem, as a result free-will will not longer exist. If free-will will cease to exist that means I won't be able to grow in spirituality. It will not be a test. As this world is just a vestibule for Olam Haba, how can i not feel bad for myself that I will be losing out on so many years of growth if Moshiach would come right now. ? I do believe that Hashem will the Moshiach but I want to develop a yearning. How can i work on this?
     
    2.  People talk about how crazy events are occurring around the world and Moshiach must be coming really soon. Of course I believe that moshiach is coming but I often ask myself ( not sure if its a defense mechanism because of my first question or its genuine) didn't crazy events happen the 1930s, Holocaust, Kossacks, Crusades, to name a few. .So Is it Kefirah if I say, " he can come at any moment but the events we are experiencing do not necessarily mean his is definitely coming imminently. Is it wrong to speak out such thoughts? I also believe for people to predict or say its coming imminently can have dangerous repercussions. If Hashem decides that its not the right time for Moshiach people may be so discourage ( like what happened after Shabatsei Tzvi era  ) that they may lose faith?

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Dear Rabbi YY, 

    I have been listening to a lot of Torah Anytime shiurim lately and have noticed that a common theme that seems to keep reappearing is "how special we are". I am constantly hearing how each and every yid is special and has a tzelem elokim and is amazing. I keep on hearing how important it is to love and believe in yourself in order to be able to do anything in life (i.e give to others, love Hashem etc.). No matter how hard I try to see my strengths and greatness, I keep on coming back to the thought that I am worthless. How do I make myself TRULY believe in y own greatness and see my true kochos?

    Thanks for providing this incredible platform for us to ask our questions!

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    dear rabbi yy i am a 17 year old boy and i was expelled today from  yeshiva [my principal decided on making yeshiva] for the third time this year alone. i was forced to commit something i didn't. i was abused by him physically and emotanialy sevral times already. dear rabbi yy please adress this question on behalf of me and so many others who expierienced such hypacracy and trauma.thank you.

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    Avrohom Dov Manchester -4 years ago

    Understanding Talmidai R Akiva

    Dear Rabbi Jacobson,

    Please can we have a brief explanation of the sin of the talmidim of rabbi akiva? It was obviously not simple case of disrespect.  Most importantly how did R Akiva not pick up on this behaviour and educate his talmidim  accordingly. Many thanks 

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    david -4 years ago

    dear rabbi yy jacobson i am  a17 year old boy and i really admire you  please adress my question. i am a bachur in a chasidishe yeshiva, and today i  was thrown out of yeshiva for good when i was expected in doing something i didnt commit. my menahl has thrown me out 2 times this zman alone he has abused me physically sevral times already. and im really dependent on youre asisstance please rabbi yy if you can guide me in this situaion it would really improve my life and the lives of so many others who are treated so unfairly and paiinful.                    with thanks trust and admiration to youre advice.

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      Shmuel -3 years ago

      U would get professional help from a therapist and try to join a diff school. 

      And if there's one line u should know it's that hashem only gives someone a challenge he can handle.

      If it's hard, u have a high soul

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    we believe in and rely so much on the rabbis! why/how can i trust them

    dear rabbi jacobson thank you thank you for these shiurim they always hit the spot and are very uplifting!

    Q: how can i have confidence in the ideas that are in torah shebeal peh -- meaning the logical views of the chachamim, in gemara and rishonim and acharonim, and in seforim, that we are supposed to understand. cant i argue? intellectually speaking it is very hard to say that their ideas were always right. werent they just ppl like me and you? why are their opinions absolute?? it just feels that people make the opinions in the gemara and in seforim in general "super holy" and invincible bc their "SO deep" when it really looks just lav davka to me. if its a holy thing higher than logic or supra-rational divine insparation then im fine with that. but how can we trust ppl with their human brains just bc they lived 300 or 1000 years before us?? who said the mesorah of torah shebeal peh is even that reliable with 1500 yrs before anything was written down??

    hope its a bit clear. thank you so much.

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      Avrohom Dov Manchester -4 years ago

      Great question I've just listened to Rabbi Yy series in Emunah His explanation is tremendous you will be amazed feel connected and so strong after listening Hatzloch 

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      • Anonymous -4 years ago

        thank you. which episode?

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    A girl from brooklyn... -4 years ago

    Role of a Jewish Woman

    Hi rabbi Jacobson, i would really love if you can explain the role of a women/wife i really dont unserstand it. ( i sent in the question the last 2 classes) and would really appreciate if you can address it!!!!!!

    I feel like the torah was created for the men and we do like the shlakshamash / behind the scenes jobs??? laundry...cleaning...cooking... serving...

    P.S. and like just to add to the problem what is the beracha Shelo asani eisha what is it supposed to make me feel??

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    mendy -4 years ago

    quarantine? maybe not?

    I wanted to tell you how much I've learned, enjoyed, and gained from your question and answer sessions with teens.
     
    In all 3 of them, you have been talking about how it is totally unfathomable, and unacceptable to be socially gathering in any way... At this time.
     
    I am not necessarily disagreeing. But I'd like to point out 'the other side of the coin' that I feel you have been totally ignoring. 
     
    1. Being around other people and socializing as I'm sure you are aware of is a human need, and that is especially the case for us teens, I think. Although we have Zoom, What's App, calling... But it is not the same and it will never be the same. People are currently being deprived of this need, and if it goes on for too long there may be serious long-term emotional damage from this.
     
    2. It is sort of the responsibility of the small percentage of people that are at higher risk to stay out of danger by staying home...
     
    3. If things don't go back to normal soon, and the country (or the world) gets into a very bad economic situation it would be terrible...  A guy that I went on Mivtziom to last year who works in an organization called Auschwitz institution whose goal to learn about and educate governments about the environments that cause genocide, and he once told me that the common thread that pretty much any case of genocide in history was there being a very bad economic situation.
     
    4. I think there is a serious question if the current "lockdown" situation is significantly helping at all, being that in the US it is kind of not being enforced, and it is basically like 'stay at home unless you want to leave'. And I see that there is a significant amount of people that are not keeping to it AT ALL.
     
    5. In the beginning, I was all with you on this one, because I thought it would be for 2 to 3 weeks to keep people safe... till the situation would be resolved. But it has been almost 2 months, and there is no definite end in sight. How much longer can we, or should we go on like this?! 
     
    I'd love to hear you feedback.

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      Yes, we know the other side...

      But imagine if for the week before Purim we would have all been home, how many would have been saved? Look how many deaths just in our communities.

      Of course, we know the other side and all the challenges as you say; but should we therefore allow all our elders to perish, and many young as well?

      BTW, even if they are careful, it is not the solution, as when young people mingle the virus spreads to everyone. Even elder people need care, and need food, and get packages, etc.

      So what is the answer? nobody knows. But look at Israel. They are not driven by the same agendas as others; many of their doctors are deeply spiritual and sensitive. Set see how they dealt with this. 

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    Binyamin -4 years ago

    The choice of living

    Although all people have free will, we are kind of forced to try our best because otherwise we're punished. How is it fair that God put us in the world without a choice?

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    Binyamin -4 years ago

    Prioritizing in learning

    There's so much I don't know and so much to learn. I know that there are basics I have to know that I just never get around to learning. One day I'll hear a rav or rebbi say it's important to review what you learn in class and the next day I'll hear a speech about the importance to know tanach and then I'll hear that you need to know halacha well and next I'll hear that a certain sefer is a classic and you have to learn it, and so on... If I do everything I and others feel I should know, I'll cover very little.

    How is it possible to properly prioritize and know what to spend my extra time learning?

    Thanks!

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    Binyamin -4 years ago

    Learning priorities

    There's so much I don't know and so much to learn. I know that there are basics I have to know that I just never get around to learning. One day I'll hear a rav or rebbi say it's important to review what you learn in class and the next day I'll hear a speech about the importance to know tanach and then I'll hear that you need to know halacha well and next I'll hear that a certain sefer is a classic and you have to learn it, and so on... If I do everything I and others feel I should know, I'll cover very little.

    How is it possible to properly prioritize and know what to spend my extra time learning?

    Thanks!

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    Leibel V -4 years ago

    Dear rabbi

    as a bochur from London of 15 years of age, i travelled to spend tishry in Bobov were i am still to this day.

    on the 13 of tishry i think it was 1979 i went to 770 i wanted to see the Rebbe i got there at the beginning

    of the fabreng and at one point the Rebbe told them to sing the above nigun. i noticed that the Rebbe gave

    it a lot of energy which i took on board because of the translation of its words. But during the current crisis

    it has a new meaning when one makes a minyan one counts the ten men also with the above that is what the rebbe was 

    being meramez that davening with a minyan is a real privilege and don't take it for granted.

    mit gzunte bruches

    libel 

    london uk 

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    Someone from ch -4 years ago

    The stigma of hat and jacket and white shirt ( as a bochur)

    it is hard to me to express myself in a short way, nevertheless i didnt wanted to skip this oportunity,so i'll try it:

    Why when im not wearing the hat and jacket (to be honest i use it the most for davening in shul and shabbos) i have this feeling that people (this is a frum town) in a certain way look down at me? Like: 

    "ah this guy? I always see him at the street with a shirt, he doesnt seem chasidishe" "hey look this guy its not a chassidisher bochur, look how he goes to the grocery store, etc".

    I mean i understand that it is just a garment as Tania teaches us about. But still whats bother my mind is the aspect of "קרא ליה מכבדותי" meaning that clothing speak how i CHOOSE to express myself (so the fact im not with a hat and jacket all the time may lead people around me to think i am "out of the system") But not always is confortable to walk with a hat that falls all the time, a jacket when its hot, and a white shirt when im sweating like a animal (this is just examples)

    I perhaps had exaggerated, but its for the sake of explaining my concern. And being that im a bochur perhaps it would affect me when it will come the time for suggesting someone.

    Thank you in advance and i wish you all the best!

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    A girl from London -4 years ago

    challenges

    I always heard and learnt that God only gives challenges to a person if he can overcome them, however if this is true, what about all the people who stray from the Jewish path, they we're obviously in too much pain or anger and could not overcome their challenges, so is it true that everyone could or is it not so black and white?
     Thank you. (A girl from London)

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      Devora -4 years ago

      I was wondering the same thing...how does the concept of being able to overcome challenges have to do with ppl who left yiddishkeit, they obviously couldnt deal with what they we're given. Thank you "girl from london," for asking this question which has been on my mind since 7th grade when my teacher taught this to us. 

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  • Anonymous -4 years ago

    Who am I.

    Rebbe has explained that our essence is a piece of G-d. Rebbe also explained that we have a Nefesh habehami that naturally pulls us away from doing the will of HaShem. So what would we call the “I” that experiences life, ie the one that is listening to this shiur right now.  Who is the one that chooses to be inflow with their essence and not let their yetzer hara take control of the wheel?  In Yiddishkyte what do we call the observer, the one that chooses?

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    ovadia -4 years ago

    if you have a not yet realigest family mrmber how can you try to be mikarv then .thank you 

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    Chaya -4 years ago

    I suffer from anxiety, and have many fears and worries that i must confront on a daily basis. Now during the virus, these worries are obviously greater. 

    Is my worrying a lack of bitachon in Hashem? How do i differentiate between anxiety as a result of mental illness, and a lack of bitachon?
     
    Thank you so much.

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    Chana -4 years ago

    Question for upcoming teens Q and A with Rabbi Jacobson

    Dear Rabbi Jacobson,

    When coronavirus started, I felt so unsettled, everyone around me was getting nervous, the governments were at a loss, every single person in the world displayed their lack of security and vulnerability, and it was being absorbed by me. The first thing I needed to do, was watch a shiur of Rabbi Jacobson, and in my mind I thought, if Rabbi Jacobson displays any emotion of stress or anxiety, then that’s it, I wouldn’t be able to handle it. But bH, I watched your shiur and you just sat there radiating happiness and simchah, and I felt so relieved. I was now assured that it was good, and I was able to continue.

    Please Rabbi Jacobson answer my question, by telling me what is the secret to your strength of Emunah and Bitachon? I want to feel it also, all the time! I desperately want to have menuchas hanefesh, and be able to live a true happy life! 

    What do you recommend of something practical that I can start to do, to enable myself be genuinely at peace with everything that happens in life (in essence - complete and unwavering Bitachon)?

    Thank you for your time, and thank you for each and every one of your shiurim, they have helped me so so much!

    Chana

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Coronavirus: Teenager's Program #4

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