Why Rock the Boat?
MyLife: Chassidus Applied – Episode 26 Airs Tonight at 8PM
Since the launch of MyLIfe: Chassidus Applied 26 weeks ago, Rabbi Simon Jacobson has covered a wide spectrum of issues we all grapple with – fueled exclusively by questions submitted by listeners. Not shying away from even the most sensitive and controversial subjects, a number of topics addressed on MyLife were considered taboo, striking a chord of discomfort in the hearts of some while relieving others who can’t bear to live in silence. A questioner asks, “Aren’t some things better left brushed under the carpet? Why are you using your pulpit to shake things up and start trouble? What’s the point? Why is Rabbi Jacobson creating controversy?” What is the true intention of MyLife, and is MyLife living up to its promise?
Additionally, Rabbi Jacobson will address: the current crisis in Israel – what can and should we do in support of our brethren? Are we allowed to disagree with the policies of the Israeli government? How to regain trust in mashpi’im after receiving bad advice?
This episode will also continue the discussion on a couple of previous topics, addressing the diverse and fascinating feedback received on the topic of “unsanctioned” community activists (so-called “mushrooms”), as well as the issues around secular education. What type of education is acceptable for securing a job and a trade?
Tune in this Sunday night for the next episode of MyLife: Chassidus Applied. 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. To have your question addressed, please submit it at www.meaninfullife.com/mylifelive.
The topics in this Sunday’s hour-long broadcast will include:
· Is there a difference between studying for a trade and secular education?
· Follow-up: So-called “mushrooms” – what did the Rebbe say?
· Why are you trying to rock the boat?
· What can I do about Israel?
· Help! I received bad advice from Rabbis.
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.