8:00pm: Should Children Ever Be Separated from Their Parents?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 218, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to 12-13 Gimmel Tammuz; Should We Use Ziy”a on the Rebbe? Thoughts About the Immigration Debate; Should Children Ever Be Separated from Their Parents? How to Trust and Become a Tougher Person? Is It Acceptable to Read Quality Secular Books, or Must We Resign Ourselves to Jewish Books of Poor Literary Quality? Why at Times Do We Beautify Mitzvot and at Other Times Insist on Keeping Them Simple?

The topics in this week’s 218th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Yud Beis-Yud Gimmel Tammuz
  • Lessons from the 17th of Tammuz and Parshas Balak
  • Should we use the Ziy”a title on the Rebbe?
  • What are your thoughts about the border and immigration debate?
  • Should children ever be separated from their parents?
  • How to trust and become a tougher person?
  • Is it acceptable to read quality secular books, or must we resign ourselves to Jewish books of poor literary quality?
  • Follow-up (episodes 215-216):
    • Does it make sense to spend Shabbos at the Ohel?
    • Recording the events of Gimmel Tammuz
  • Chassidus question: Beautifying mitzvot: Why at times do we beautify mitzvot and at other times insist on keeping them simple, saying that the mitzvah itself is beautiful without frills? Is a Mitzvah itself beautiful or does beauty come from a higher place?
  • My Life 2018 essays: Self-Worth and Selflessness, Rivka Goldenberg, 17, Brooklyn, NY; Iggeres Hakodesh 11, Dinush Vogel, 37, Ashkelon, Israel; A New ERA: Success, Perfection, and the Paradox of the Human Mind, Dovi Paltiel, 20, Laguna Niguel, CA

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.

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