Can I Get Married If I Don’t Love Myself? What Is Our Attitude to the Secular New Year? How to Respond to the Faith of Another Religion? How to Deal with Married Children Who Are Not Frum? The Rubashkin Phenomenon Cont’d; Suggestions to R’ Jacobson
MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 195, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, December 31, 2017 / 13 Tevet 5778 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
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The topics in this week’s 195th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
Chassidus Applied to Shemos
What is our attitude to the secular New Year?
How to respond to someone of another religion about their faith?
Can I get married if I don’t love myself?
How to deal with married children who are not frum?
The Rubashkin phenomenon (episode 194)
Jerusalem as capital (episode 194)
Ultrasound (episodes 190-191. 193)
Corrections to episode 194
Suggestions to Rabbi Jacobson
Chassidus Question: How to reconcile free will and divine providence
MyLife Essays: Retain Jewish Pride in a Modern Society, by Mendeli Allouche, 16, Scottsdale, Arizona; Explaining Resurrection, by אליהו שוויכה, 29, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Battle of the Two Souls, by Miri Shanowitz, 19, Brooklyn, NY. These and other essays can be read online at meaningfullife.com/essays.
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 meaningfullife.com/mylife.
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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