8:00pm: What Would the Rebbe Say About the Recent School Shootings?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 202, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Would the Rebbe Say About the Recent School Shootings? Isn’t the Bar-Mitzvah Maamar Too Difficult for Our Children? Can We Understand G-d? How to Be an Emotionally Warm Person? Is it Appropriate to Read Secular Self-Help Books? Why Do We Assume That G-d Is Absolute Goodness?

MyLife MP3s are available to download from the Meaningful Life Center Shop. Become a free member today and receive unlimited Mylife MP3 downloads.

The topics in this week’s 202nd episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Zayin and Tes Adar
  • Lessons from Parshas Tetzaveh and Zachor
  • Hundreds of essay submissions in this year’s MyLife: Chassidus Applied essay contest
  • What would the Rebbe say about the recent school shootings?
  • Isn’t the Bar-Mitzvah Maamar too difficult for our children?
  • Can we understand G-d?
  • How to be an emotionally warm person?
  • Do you recommend reading secular self-help books?
  • Follow-up:
    • Abusive parent (episode 201)
    • Lying (episode 85)
  • Why don’t we daven the way Chassidus expects of us? Prayer continued
  • Chassidus Question: Why do we assume that G-d is absolute goodness?

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.


  • 1. Crown Heights Resident wrote:

    I heard some people say part of the problem is “God In Not Allowed In The American Public Schools”

    • 2. Amused Observer wrote:

      “Some people” are wrong on all counts. Their premise is wrong, their reasoning is wrong, their conclusion is wrong. Other than that . . . sounds like the “some people” to whom Trump listens.

    • 3. Berel wrote:

      oh, look, a smug leftist
      all wrong
      Trump sucks

      I wrote this comment because I’m very smart and very amused, definitely an observer and not one of you

  • 4. What the Rebbe said wrote:

    The same week of the bazar killings in Florida was the yahrzeit of Mrs. Pesha Leah Lapine HYD,. Shabbos, bais Adar.
    The following is what the Rebbe said after her shiva and we are still asking and demanding from Hashem, ad mosai!
    As for G-d holding ‘precious’ the self-sacrifice of a Jew, it’s enough that Jews are in exile over 1900 years! May G-d spare us from all further sacrifices, and immediately send the Redemption, and the Resurrection, at which time she and her children will be joyfully reunited.


Leave Comment

Comment moderation is in use. Please do not submit your comment twice -- it will appear shortly.