In the ninth episode of MyLife, Rabbi Jacobson will provide insight on the woman’s way, addressing questions like:
The mitzvah of getting drunk on Purim has zero relevance to women, just like the Chassidic explanations about the significance of the dancing on Simchas Torah seemingly has no relevance to women, nor the dancing in the streets on Simchas Beis Ha’Shoeiva. When the emphasis is on what the Yom Tov means to the man, where does that leave women?
How are we supposed to regard the descriptions of Chassidic life of yesteryear in which the men left their wives and children and went to the Rebbe for Yom Tov? And they didn’t go for a day or two; they went for weeks and months at a time. Was Chassidus and the derech ha’Chassidus meant for women?
Other topics to be addressed in Sunday’s hour-long broadcast include:
Doubts in G-d and Torah
Unspoken Impulse Part III
Smoking pot and other drug use
Are women second class citizens in Judaism?
Co-Dependency: Dealing with an addicted spouse
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 true “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 Rabbeim, 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.