MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 127, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
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I know that the Rebbe encouraged women as well to learn Chassidus. The question is can women understand Chassidus like men? Can they learn the deepest subject matters? Is there a difference in how men and women can and should learn Chassidus?
Are there any exceptions to the commandment of Ahavas Yisroel? Is our unconditional love for every Jew supposed to extend to criminals? One extreme example is having Ahavas Yisroel for someone who abused children. How is one supposed to feel towards that person, a fellow Jew?
As the ‘speaking species,’ we spend ample time communicating with each other; this can leave room for much gossip and lashon hara. Why does the Talmud compare lashon hara to murder? What does Chassidus say about lashon hara and its severity?
Rabbi Jacobson will also review the following essays submitted in this year’s MyLife: Chassidus Applied essay contest: “Perfectly Imperfect” by Faigy Schwei, “Unity” by Tzipora Elberg and “True Love” by Basya Feldman. These and other essays can be read online at meaningfullife.com/essays.
And finally, the Chassidus question of the week: The Anatomy of Time According to Chassidus Part II. What is the relationship between time and beyond time?
This hour-long dose of insights 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 meaningfullife.com/mylife.
The topics in this Sunday’s hour-long broadcast will include:
· Chassidus Applied to Tisha B’Av nidche
· Lessons from Va’Eschanan and Nachamu
· How to stop bullying
· What feasible measures can parents take to prevent child abuse?
· Are we supposed to love criminals? Should we show ahavas yisroel to child molesters?
· Is lashon hara like murder?
· Women learning and understanding Chassidus
· Career concerns: follow-up
· Chassidus Question: The anatomy of time- Part II: What is the relationship between time and beyond time?
· MyLife Essays: Perfectly Imperfect; Unity; True Love
In what has now become a staple in so many people’s lives, 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 and great care has to be taken when speaking openly, 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 week after week. 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.
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