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Basics of Emunah #35: Answering Questions of Bais Yaakov Girls

Why Should I Embrace Yiddishkeit with Passion?

1 hr 18 min

Class Summary:

Rabbi YY Jacobson in a live zoom session with Project Light, a program of many Bais Yaakov Girls High Schools. The lecture, followed by Q and A, explored why should we embrace Torah with passion, how we know it's true, how to deal with various questions on faith, how to confront pain, and other questions from the Bais Yaakov Girls.

The lecture took place on Wednesday evening, 29 Teves 5781, January 13, 2021.

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    Sam -3 years ago

    I havent watched the whole thing yet (nor will I porbably), but it is obvious from the way that YY J is trying to bring himslef down to the level of what he thinks is his audince that he is a big beliver in the gemoroh that says "אשֶׁלֹּא יְלַמֵּד אָדָם אֶת בִּתּוֹ תּוֹרָה. מִפְּנֵי שֶׁרֹב הַנָּשִׁים... מְכֻוֶּנֶת לְהִתְלַמֵּד אֶלָּא הֵן מוֹצִיאוֹת דִּבְרֵי תּוֹרָה לְדִבְרֵי הֲבַאי לְפִי עֲנִיּוּת דַּעְתָּן."
    - "a man shall not instruct his daughter in the Torah, because women have no set mind to be instructed ... and are apt to divert matters of the Torah to nonsensical matters in proportion to the inferiority of their mind". 
    - הלכות תלמוד תורה א׳:י״ג

    Hes talking as if hes talking to babies.

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      Sid -3 years ago

      Sam,

      I feel for your pain. I wish i could be there for you but i don't know how...

      May HaShem help you (and me) find inner peace and tranquillity..

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      דוד -4 months ago

      The Rabbi's tone was not because he was speaking to women. Its because he was speaking to GIRLS. And its precisely becuase he understands his audience, that his tone is SPOT ON. How do I know? Bc I have 3 teenage girls at home... hope this helps 

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    sara -3 years ago

    Many quotable quotes from the shiur:
    "If it's true you don't have to be afraid of questions. If it might be a lie, I'm afraid of questions because you might expose the lie".
    "When something is true, you're not afraid of investigation ".
    "If you know you're legitimate, you don't care if someone scrutinizes you, there's nothing to hide".
    "When you have the answers, you're not afraid of questions".
    "If you have something to hide you shy away from questions". 
    "Truth is worth fighting for".

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      Sara -3 years ago

      Nice

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      Sam -3 years ago

      Which is why the torah cant be questioned 

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      • Anonymous -3 years ago

        Torah is one of the most quesioned texts. The learning proccess is of question and answer.

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A sole survivor from Auschwitz, she rebuilt a life and family saturated with faith and kindness.
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