What Did the Tzemech Tzedek Write in a Maamar About the Epidemic in 1832 and What Lessons Does it Offer Us Today?
In this special edition of MyLife, Rabbi Simon Jacobson explains the connection between Yud Alef Nissan and the challenges we are facing today, applying it to what we can do to counter the crisis
MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 303, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, April 5, 2020 / 11 Nissan 5780 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
>>> Special Yud Alef Nissan – Crown – Edition<<< MyLife MP3s are available to download from ChassidusApplied.com. Become a free member today and receive unlimited Mylife MP3 downloads. The topics in this week’s 303rd episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: · Chassidus applied to Yud Alef Nissan · What does Shabbos HaGadol mean today? · Yud Gimmel Nissan: Lessons from the Tzemech Tzedek about an epidemic · How is this night different? Lessons from Pesach · How can we be making Pesach and fulfilling our other obligations when we should be helping others in this time of need? · What is the significance of reading the nasi? · Increasing in Torah study in honor of Yud Alef Nissan · What is the significance of corona meaning crown? Is there something we can do to repair the sefira of kesser on a spiritual level to help stop the virus? · How to deal with the challenge of being at home with my kids? · How about those of us who have no family? · What is the bare minimum of people needed to do a Seder? · Which Parsha will we read after the quarantine is over? · Seder related questions 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 chassidusapplied.com/ask. 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. All episodes are immediately available for viewing in the MLC's archive and can be downloaded as MP3s for listening on the go. Questions may be submitted anonymously at chassidusapplied.com/ask. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me0BiWSxsic&feature=youtu.be Also at: chassidusapplied.com/mlc-tv