MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 232, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, October 21, 2018 / 12 Cheshvan 5779 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
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The topics in this week’s 232nd episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
Chassidus Applied to Vayeira
Do we need secular sources to teach us how to understand and raise our children?
What should our attitude be to “non-official” shluchim?
How do you explain the blessing of “she’lo osani isha” (not making me a woman)?
Hiding Sarah in a… box?
Are controversial verses in the Torah being taught to our children in the proper way?
Can we go to a non-religious/non-Chassidic therapist?
Follow-up (episode 231):
Couple who fight after going out
Chassidus question: What is the attitude of Chassidus Chabad to the Ramchal and his Mesilas Yisharim? Why are they not heavily accepted?
My Life 2018 essays:
Guide to Imperfection, Moshe Goldstein, 19, Brooklyn, NY
Da’as – Power For Change, Meir Arad, 36, Israel
Change Begins in the Mind, Zev Weinstein, 49, 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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