MyLife: Chassidus Applied in the Nine Days
Episode 28 Airs Tonight at 8PM
How does a Chassid observe the nine days? What personal lessons do these days provide? How do we reconcile the sadness of these days with the mitzvah of serving G-d with joy at all times and not afflicting ourselves? What can be done about phony healers who use the guise of frumkeit to peddle their services? Are there alternatives to traditional mivtzoyim for introverted personalities? How to build relationships with grown estranged children?
Additionally, Rabbi Jacobson will tackle: the topic of loneliness and its many manifestations in the spirit of Tisha B’Av. What can a baal teshuvah or convert do when they feel lonely and not supported by the community? How can we have relationships that are more than superficial Facebook connections? While we are quite concerned about Jews on the other side of the world, shouldn’t we take more energy to care for each other within our own communities?
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:
• Chassidic perspective on the Nine Days
• Fraudulent healers
• How to deal with loneliness
• Mivtzoyim for introverts
• Estranged adult children
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.