MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 301, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, March 22, 2020 / 26 Adar 5780 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
>>> Special Coronavirus Edition Part III<<<
The topics in this week’s 301st episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
- Chassidus applied to Vayikra and Rosh Chodesh Nissan
- Beis Nissan: 100 Years
- Letter from Milan: How can we hold on?
- Where is G-d in all of this? And the Rebbeim?
- Why is it happening these days – the most joyous and liberating time of the year?
- Who do we turn to today for answers?
- What is our responsibility when a plague breaks out?
- How can a chiyuv who is quarantined say kaddish with a minyan?
- If we follow all the health guidelines and also say Tehillim are we guaranteed not to get the virus?
- Can matzah heal the virus?
- How do we balance caution and positivity?
- How do we think good in face of disease, death and uncertainty?
- How did our leaders respond to epidemics in the past?
- Any advice from the Rebbeim during epidemics?
- Did the Rebbe speak about illnesses?
- What can we learn from the quarantine in Egypt about today’s situation?
- How can isolation and loneliness be seen in a positive light?
This hour-long dose of insights, broadcast live every Sunday night 8-9PM EST, 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 chassidusapplied.com/ask.
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.
All episodes are immediately available for viewing in the MLC’s archive and can be downloaded as MP3s for listening on the go.
Questions may be submitted anonymously at chassidusapplied.com/ask.