8:00pm: What Is the Story with the Rebbe’s Brother, R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 210, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Is the Story with the Rebbe’s Brother, R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib? Why Are Many Women on a Mitzva-Based Walkathon Dressed Not Tzinus’dik? What Resides on the Right Side of the Non-Jews’ Heart? Why Do You Wear a Knitted Yarmulke? Where to Find a Teacher to Help Understand Chassidus?

The topics in this week’s 210th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim and 13 Iyar
  • What is the story with the Rebbe’s brother, R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib?
  • Why is there a discrepancy between the Torah reading in Israel and in the diaspora?
  • Why are many women on a mitzva-based walkathon dressed not tzinus’dik?
  • Chassidus question: What resides on the right side of the non-Jews’ heart?
  • Are butterflies included in the Rebbe’s directive not to show children impure animals?
  • Why do you wear a knitted yarmulke?
  • Follow-up:
    • Blessings on trees (episode 209)
    • Where to find a teacher to help understand Chassidus? (episode 209)
  • Chassidus question: What is the deeper meaning of the Omer counting and the refinement of each of the 7×7 emotions?
  • My Life 2018 essays: Head or Heart? A Study of Dealing with Conflict, Aidel Cohen, 23, Brooklyn, NY; Sefiras HaChochma: The Solution to Our Postmodern Crisis, Avrohom Goldshmid, 22, Brooklyn; Ego: Yes or No? Moshe Rosenblatt, 37, Or Yehuda, Israel

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.

One Comment

  • 1. Not observant? wrote:

    I can’t imagine, if that were true, that it was a total one. Look how many loving Yidden come to shul, do many observances (e.g. fasting on Yom Kippur, hosting/attending a seder and eating Matzo on Pesach, Chanukah licht, Tzedaka, Bris Milah, Ahavas Yisroel, etc., etc., etc.), yet, they can still be called “non-observant.” Therefore, that he was a genius in Chassidus and had a chavrusa – this cannot be taken away from him.


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