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Why Celebrate Judaism in an Antisemitic World?

Can Assimilation Solve the Problem of Jew-Hatred?

1 hr 28 min

Class Summary:

Mehut presents "Leaders at Your Desk", featuring Rabbi YY Jacobson, to address Jewish College students in Europe about the topic: Why Celebrate Judaism in an Antisemitic World. The lecture, followed by Q and A, streamed live Tuesday, 1 Tammuz, 5780, June 23, 2020.

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    zalmy -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    school hi rabbi yy i learn in a not lubavitch school and they appreciate chabad what can i do to do more to make the rebbe happy? anti semitic what happns if we are walking on the street and someone attacks us what should we do , do we keep silent , run away or ignore it.? coronavirus i live in stamford hill where shuls and mikvahs are open should i go to mikvah or not and how do i keep safe when im near people which is less then 1 m or 2

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    students frm europe -3 years ago

    students questions

    #1 [Religion] Hello,

    From the little Judaism that I know, it seems that we are stuck with many primitive customs, like the Teffillin for men or the small candles on friday night? Do we really believe in 2020 this is how we should serve G-d and bring light to the world?

    #2 [Anti-semitism] To Rabbi Jacobson,

    The growing antisemitism in the world and especially by us in Europe (I live in England) made me think that perhaps we do encourage this hate by always sticking out and being different. Do you feel we are sometimes an arrogant minority?

    #3 [Rebbe & Chabad]

    Dear Rabbi,

    As I hang around the Chabad Center and meet Rabbis or Boys of Chabad, I got a feeling that Chabad are a little overly obsessed with their Chabad things, campaigns, their “Rebbe” etc. I am somewhat traditional and do know there are many currents within Jews but it seems like Chabad feels some exclusivity to themselves? I mean, of course I know they help everyone and serve communities, but it feels like they see their Rabbi and their views as excluding others, above others. How do you explain this?

    #4 [Corona]

     

    The corona crisis is bringing so many catastrophes to the world, how can we be realistically positive when everything of our lives has been turned upside down? The World is becoming completely different in a negative way? What does G-d want from us?

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    zalmy -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    did the rebbe say anything against anti semtic rabbi yy

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    zalmy -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    I would like to appear live at this event
    hi im 16 years old and im chabad and i learn history what can children do to fight this anti semtic and can u read out my question and how do we face it when we get attacked from anti semtic and what way we can keep safe from this virius

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Some countries and colleges in Europe are hotbeds of BDS. What specific rebuttals can you give us against this new disguised version of anti-semitism?

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Some colleges and countries in Europe are a hotbed of BDS . What specific rebuttals can you give us against this new disguised form of anti-semitism?

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    Moshe -3 years ago

    Question for Rabbi YY

    Wasn't the Rebbe a college student in Europe, in Germany and France, 85 years ago in a time of anti-semitism much worse than today? What was his reaction then? To hide his yiddishkeit or proclaim it proudly? Did he dare even reach out to ill-informed jews in a time of anti-semitism? If so, can we learn from him? Note: he didn't stay when France overrun but eventually left France for America to go into his father in law's business! If things get worse in Europe should European jews also leave for America or Israel?

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    Sara Metzger -3 years ago

    A link to the Pentagon speech

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Zoom Lecture to European Jewish Students

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • June 23, 2020
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  • 1 Tamuz 5780
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Dedicated by Kim Santoloci, in honor of her husband Perry (Shamir) Santoloci

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