8:00pm: Does a Survivor Need to Show Respect to an Abusive Parent?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 201, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Does a Survivor Need to Show Respect to an Abusive Parent? How Can a Survivor Avoid Seeing Judaism as Horrific When the Abuse Came from a Jewish Role Model? Why Does a Divorced Woman Have to Cover Her Hair? What Is the Spiritual Meaning of Colors? Is It Inappropriate for a Bochur to Earn Parnossa Before Marriage? If the Hidden Good Is Greater Than the Revealed Good, Why Do We Wish Each Other Revealed Good?

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The topics in this week’s 201st episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to the month of Adar
  • Lessons from Parshas Terumah and Shabbos Hafsokeh
  • Closing days of the MyLife: Chassidus Applied essay contest
  • Abuse issues:
    • Does a survivor need to show respect to an abusive parent?
    • How can a survivor avoid seeing Judaism as horrific when the abuse came from a Jewish role model?
  • Why is Isaac referred to as Abraham’s only son?
  • Why does a divorced woman have to cover her hair?
  • What is the spiritual meaning of colors?
  • Is it inappropriate for a bochur to earn parnossa before marriage?
  • Follow-up:
    • More refined men (episode 200)
    • Prayer (episode 199-200)
  • Why Don’t We Daven the Way Chassidus Expects of Us? Prayer continued
  • Chassidus Question: If the hidden good is greater than the revealed good, why do we wish each other revealed good?

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.

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One Comment

  • 1. To Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote:

    Your subject “Does a survivor need to show respect to an abusive parent. For starters your attempt to explain and discuss this subject does not make it easy for the listener to follow. Secondly the question should not even be up for discussion. An abusive parent is a bad and evil person – End of!!

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