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8:00pm: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Jacobson

Following the major success and popularity of the first broadcasts of MyLife: Chassidus Applied, Rabbi Simon Jacobson will air Episode six tonight, Sunday, February 16th (16 Adar I) here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week’s class is titled “Answering the Questions You Were Afraid to Ask.”

Does Hashem love us unconditionally or are we rated by how many mitzvot we perform? What is the meaning of reward and punishment in Judaism? Should we be afraid of G-d? Do you have any practical advice for bearing a poisonous grudge? Should we force our children to conform? What can a teenager do about the unspoken impulse? When is a marriage considered to be hopeless?

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, 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. 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 true “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 Rabbeim, 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.

Topics to be addressed in Sunday’s hour-long broadcast include:

·          When can a marriage be considered hopeless?

·          Can the mind truly rewire the heart?

·          Should we force our children to conform?

·          What can a teenager do about the unspoken impulse?

·          In a world of 7 billion people do I matter?

·          Can your smile change your feelings?

All episodes are immediately available for viewing in the MLC’s archive and can be downloaded as MP3′s for listening on the go.

Questions may be submitted anonymously at www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive.

3 Comments

  • 2. Pedant wrote:

    Actually, the women’s side is separated from the men’s side but from the angle of the photo they appear joined… Hey, wait a minute, why am I even answering this question? Rabbi Jacobson doesn’t have a problem with it so why do you?

    Isn’t today Monday? Only four days left to gather your Shabbos rocks to throw at anyone you suspect of being mechalel Shabbos — and don’t forget to make a mechitza!

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  • 3. K wrote:

    Shulchan Oruch Harav s. 315 ss. 3 mentions the mechitzah that is commonly placed between men and women during a drasha. What was once poshut as simple Jewish conduct is now a chidush of radical fanaticism and intolerance.

    I ask “Pedant” – in your mind (I generously assume you possess one) do you think the Ba’al Hatanya threw rocks at anyone he suspected of being mechalel shabbos? Of course not! Therefore I accept your comment was made in pure ignorance.

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