We’re going deep today, deep into what is money, or more accurately what is the why – the real purpose of money. This episode is sure to shift your mindset about money. I’m in conversation with the illustrious Rabbi YY Jacobson.
Rabbi YY Jacobson is one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today and a mentor to many thousands across the globe. He has traveled to hundreds of communities in six continents, educating and inspiring people of all backgrounds with the depth of Torah and Judaism. Rabbi Jacobson was the first Rabbi ever to be invited by the Pentagon to deliver the religious keynote to the US Military Chief of Chaplains and to the National Security Agency.
In this episode, we ease the tension or discomfort a person might feel around money and asking for abundance. How do we balance the ambition for more with the instruction to be happy with your lot. We discuss the challenge of poverty, as well as the challenge of wealth and how to navigate that challenge. Rabbi YY Jacobson also helps us distinguish between maaser and tzedakah and understand the importance of both.
Ultimately, is there a shift in paradigm in our times, where poverty is not synonymous with piety and where abundance, wealth, is what G-d wants and we should want for ourselves. Let’s hear from Rabbi YY Jacobson.
You can find more of Rabbi YY Jacobson’s content on his website theyeshiva.net and on his YouTube channel.