MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 193, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, December 17, 2017 / 29 Kislev, 5th day of Chanukah 5778 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
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The topics in this week’s 193rd episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
Chassidus Applied to the 5th Day of Chanukah, Erev Rosh Chodesh Teves and Zos Chanukah
Lessons from 5 Teves and Vayigash
What to do if the work I love does not bring in an adequate income?
Why was I born in this generation?
Should we stress over having only one child?
Do I need to repent for allowing myself to be abused?
Dreams and Birchat Kohanim (episode 191)
Murals (episodes 186, 188)
Marrying Baalei Teshuva (episode 186)
Ultrasound (episodes 190-191)
Self-control, mind over matter, subconscious (episode 192)
Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach (episode 192)
Chassidus Question: 1. Does the soul really want to be born? 2. Chanukah Maamar 5748.
MyLife Essays: A Mystical Look at Wigs, by Shterna Althaus, 43, Sydney, Australia; Mining for the Light. A Chassidic view of a doctor in Africa, by Ian Mirlin, 68, Toronto, Canada; A Perfect Fit, by Yehuda Freeman, 68, 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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