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Rabbi YY Jacobson

One of America’s premier Jewish scholars in Torah and Jewish mysticism, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (YY) Jacobson is one of the most sought after speakers in the Jewish world today, lecturing to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on six continents and in forty states, and serving as teacher and mentor to thousands across the globe. He is considered to be one of the most successful, passionate and mesmerizing communicators of Judaism today, culling his ideas from the entire spectrum of Jewish thought and making them relevant to contemporary audiences.

Rabbi YY 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. At the conference he was hailed “The Jewish Billy Graham.”

Rabbi Jacobson founded and serves as dean of, teaching, via the web, one of the largest Torah classes in the world today, with thousands of students globally. Formerly, he served as editor-in-chief of the largest Yiddish English newspaper existing today, The Algemeiner Journal, and as spiritual leader of Congregation Bais Shmuel in New York.

Born in 1972 in Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Jacobson grew up at the feet of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, absorbing his teachings and writings. In 1988, at the age of 15, a young Jacobson began serving on a small team of “oral scribes” and human tape recorders. They were charged with memorizing and transcribing three to seven hours of talks by the Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory, which were presented on the Shabbat and Jewish holidays, when recording devices are not used.

Rabbi Jacobson is the author of “A Tale of Two Souls”—a 150 audio series on the teachings of the Chassidic classic, the Tanya. He has written more than 1000 articles on diverse themes of Jewish thought, including: Biblical and Talmudic studies, Jewish law, Kabbalah and Chassidism, Jewish history, psychology, philosophy, education, relationships, Israel, and current events.

Over the last fifteen years, Rabbi Jacobson traveled to hundreds of communities, schools, and universities across the globe, educating and inspiring people of all backgrounds with the majestic depth of Torah and Judaism.

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Last 10 classes by Rabbi YY Jacobson
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Farbrengen -- 19 Kislev
Live from Chicago!
Farbrengen -- 19 Kislev
The Message of Chassidus for Our Times
Presented at Chabad of Fort Lee, NJ -- 3 Tammuz 5774
The Story of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and His Message On the Three Challenges of Our Generation
Shavuos -- Insights
Shavuos -- Lecture at Mayan Yisroel
Lag Baomer -- Lecture at Mayan Yisroel
Rabbi Akiva’s Students & Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai: To Love the Whole; to Cherish the Individual
Ki Sisa -- Class at Mayan Yisroel Flatbush
On the Struggle between  Good and Evil, the Drama of  History, and the Meaning of  Shabbos -- Torah Or Hosafos Sisa Maamar Lehavin
Torah Or Beshalach -- Az Yashir
Torah Or Bo -- Maamar Lemaan Tehyeh
The Love Inspired by the Realization that the Endless One Renounced His Infinity for You
20th Teves - Life of The Rambam
The Life, Times & Works of a Man Who Transformed the Landscape of Judaism
Yud Tes Kislev -- Farbrengen
Understanding the Conflict Between Yehuda and Yosef; Tools to Build an Intimate Relationship with G-d -- Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen, Celebrating the "Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism"