Too many of our youth are plagued by suicidal thoughts. What do you say to someone contemplating this awful and unspoken choice? How does one deal with helplessness? Can we escape our destinies?
With Pesach upon us, the unique stringencies/chumras of this holiday place extra pressure on families, often exposing or exacerbating domestic tensions and shalom bayis challenges. How can couples find common ground in their religious standards during Pesach and in other arenas? How can one deal with difficult Seder guests without turning them off to Yiddishkeit?
How should we deal with individuals facing gender orientation challenges? What can we do about abusive parents?
Tune in this Sunday night for the next episode of MyLife: Chassidus Applied, which will address these sensitive issues. This hour-long dose of insight is meant to inform, inspire and empower us by applying the teachings of Chassidus to help us face practical and emotional challenges and difficulties in our personal lives and relationships.
The topics in this Sunday’s hour-long broadcast will include:
· Gender Identity Part II
· Pesach Chumras
· Suicidal Thoughts
· Abusive Parents
MyLife: Chassidus Applied addresses questions that many people are afraid to ask and others are afraid to answer. When asked about the sensitive topics he has been addressing, Rabbi Simon Jacobson commented, “I understand that the stakes are high, but the silence and lack of clarity on matters plaguing the community can no longer go unaddressed. The stakes of not providing answers are even higher.”
The on-going series has provoked a significant reaction from the community, with thousands of people viewing each live broadcast and hundreds of questions pouring in. At the root of every question and personal challenge tackled by the series is the overarching question: Does Judaism have the answers to my personal dilemmas?
In inimitable “Jacobson-fashion”, the broadcast answers people’s questions in simple, clear language while being heavily sourced. Each episode is jam-packed with eye-opening advice from the Rebbeim, gleaned from uncovering surprising gems in their letters, sichos and maamorim that address our personal issues with disarming relevance. Simultaneously, Rabbi Jacobson is able to crystallize a concept quickly, succinctly, and poignantly for any level of listener.
All episodes are immediately available for viewing in the MLC’s archive and can be downloaded as MP3’s for listening on the go.
Questions may be submitted anonymously at www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive.