MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 255, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, March 31, 2019 / 24 Adar II 5779 – 8:00-9:00PM EST
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The topics in this week’s 255th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
Chassidus Applied to Tazria, HaChodesh and Rosh Chodesh Nissan
What responsibility do websites have to their readers?
What future is there in this challenging day and age for a Yeshiva student without a secular education? How do you explain the Rebbe’s approach in our times?
Can a Rebbe make a mistake?
Who is the tzaddik yesod olam today?
Does yogati u’motzosi actually work?
Why can’t I give my son the choice to have a Bris later in life?
How can we begin to daven the way Chassidus expects of us? Prayer continued
Chassidus question: Does chassidus explain the reason for different hair colors, white hair and baldness?
My Life 2018 essays: Finding G-d in the Empty Spaces, Yehudis Fishman, 75, Boulder, CO; How to Ride a Roller Coaster: Discussions from the PICU, Mushky Naparkstek, 22, Brooklyn, NY; The Power of a Chassidic Melody, Levi Goldstein, 40, Postville, IA
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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