The topics in this week’s 248th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
- Chassidus Applied to Zayin Adar I and Tetzaveh
- Should I be concerned over an ominous chain letter I received?
- Are their guidelines for using hypnosis to treat mental health?
- Will we be able to have children in the world to come?
- When a yeshiva sends students as shluchim to other yeshivos, is it considered as if the Rebbe is sending them, or as a faculty decision (which could be mistaken)?
- What boundaries should be kept when single girls have male teachers?
- Mental health referrals (episodes 243-244)
- Nursing (episode 245)
- Can anyone publish the Rebbe’s talks? (episodes 246-247)
- Not listening to the Rebbe (episode 247)
- Abortion (episode 247)
- How does chassidus explain the prohibition of abortion?
- Shaming abusers (episodes 202-204)
- Chassidus question: How do you explain the idea of mokom aron ayno min ha’midah – the “space of the ark is not (included) in the dimensions (of the Holy of Holies),” i.e. did not occupy space? – Part II
- My Life 2018 essays:
- Understanding and Dealing with Events, Chana Shpiegel, 36, Jerusalem, Israel
- Chassidus Lessons from Physical Therapy, Yechezkal Shimon Gutfreund, 62, Brighton, MA
- Letting Go with Love: Resolving the Paradox of Ahavas Yisroel, Sasha Balofsky, 29, Philadelphia, PA
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.
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 meaningfullife.com/mylife.