MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 297, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, February 23, 2020 / 28 Shevat 5780 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
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The topics in this week’s 297th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
· Chassidus applied to Adar and Terumah
· Is joy inherent or acquired?
· Why can’t we build the third Temple by ourselves?
· After witnessing the parting of the sea how could the Jews sin?
· How do we explain the laws of slavery?
· Why is mixing meat and milk prohibited when they combine chesed and gevurah?
· How can people frown on marrying a ger (convert) when it’s prohibited to discriminate against geirim?
· How to deal with discrepancies between Torah and science?
· Why not study different religious beliefs before determining what is truth?
· What are the standards for a mechitzah according to the Rebbe?
· Follow up (episode 291; 296):
o Kasha on Shabbos Shira
o Secular studies
· Chassidus question: Please explain in practical terms the difference between the three stages discussed by the Rebbe in the sicha of 22 Shevat 5752
· My Life 2019 essays:
o עולם התהו ותיקון בחינוך, Dovid Altman, 43, Dnipro, Ukraine
o Get R.E.A.L.! Chanie Wilhelm, 36, Milford, CT
o המסגרת היפה ביותר, Meira Nachimovsky, 39, Be’er Sheva, Israel
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.
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