MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 257, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 23 Nissan 5779 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
The topics in this week’s 258th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
- Chassidus Applied to Isru Chag Pesach, Chof Ches Nissan and Acharei
- Are the Rebbe’s words on 28 Nissan still relevant today, or did we miss an opportunity?
- What’s the practical difference between the existence and the revelation of Moshiach?
- Poway shooting on Acharon Shel Pesach – how should we react?
- Are there standards for what is considered an appropriate Shaitel? Are long wigs an issue?
- What guidelines can we use to find the right yeshiva for our child?
- Why not send children to non-Chabad schools which produce better results?
- Can we make a connection between two negative events that happened in the same location?
- What can I do about nightly emissions?
- How can we begin to daven the way Chassidus expects of us? Prayer continued
- Follow-up (episodes 256-257):
- Internet addictions
- Learning all parts of Torah
- Chassidus question: What is bittul and how can I begin to perceive Hashem and his unity in the right way instead of some obscure concept?
- My Life 2019 essay contest winners:
- Ageless, Ayelet Skinner, 48, Southfield, MI
- The Chassidic Method of Dealing with Fear, Ariel Nevei, 44, Beitar Illit, Israel
- The Essential Yes of a Strong No, Mushka Silberberg, 22; Lincolnwood, IL
- Rediscovering the Joy of Giving – from Self-Love to Selfless Love, Aidel Cohen, 24, Brooklyn, NY
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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