Is Simchas Torah Only For Men? What Is the Significance of Simchas Beis HaShoaivah Today? Why Is the Dancing of Simchas Torah Called Hakofot (Circles)? How Is It Fine That Some Leaders in Tanach Married Non-Jews? Was the Rebbe’s Prophecy About Moshiach Unfulfilled?
MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 183, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, October 8, 2017 / Tishrei 18 5778 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
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The topics in this week’s 183rd episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
Yud Gimmel Tishrei: 135 Years
What is the significance of Simchas Beis HaShoaivah today?
Chassidus Applied to Simchas Torah
Is Simchat Torah only for men?
Lessons from Shabbos Bereishis
Is it OK to celebrate the Rebbe as Moshiach?
Was the Rebbe’s prophecy about Moshiach unfulfilled?
How is it fine that some leaders in Tanach married non-Jews?
Baal Teshuva story (episode 180)
Sleeping in a Sukkah (episode 182)
Why don’t we daven the way chassidus expects of us? Prayer continued – Part 3
Chassidus Question: Why is the dancing of Simchas Torah called hakofot (circles)? Why do we circle the bimah and dance in a circle?
MyLife Essays: Escaping by Connecting, by Manny Shollar; To Live or To Leave? by Joyce A. Isaacson; To Manifest Redemption in the Face of Despair, by Linda Miriam Aziz-Zadeh. 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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