MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 60
How are we to react to the latest rash of untimely tragic losses?
A person’s relationship with G-d is very personal and intimate – as is a person’s relationship with their spouse. What can be said when the two are at odds? What can we do when a married couple are incompatible in their level of observance? When they differ in their priorities? Is the role of a spouse to be a mashpia to their other half? Should we judge and correct our spouse in areas they are lapsing? Should we compromise on our observance for the sake of marital peace? What are the implications for children who have a parent not serving as a great role model in Yiddishkeit? What is the best way to navigate these delicate waters?
Other topics to be addressed in this week’s episode include: When a close friend is exposed for doing something inexcusable, should we end the relationship or stick by their side? Did the Rebbe ever discuss issues surrounding gender change? What are the steps to reversing negative feelings toward another person? Is life as a committed Jew, with utter selfless dedication, meant to be fraught with constant self-affliction? As we reach the peak days of Adar, Rabbi Jacobson will continue to address the topic of joy and how it can be experienced even as we face life’s challenges and our call of duty for self-refinement.
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 www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive.
The topics in this Sunday’s hour-long broadcast will include:
· Chassidus Applied to HaChodesh/Nissan
· Loss of young life. Ad Mosai?
· Shalom bayis: different levels in observance
· What does the Rebbe say about gender change?
· Joy and happiness (follow-up)
· Tools to counter negative feelings toward another
· Enabling or helping an errant friend?
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.
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Questions may be submitted anonymously at www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive.
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