8:00pm: Did the Rebbe Say Anything About July 4th?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 219, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Can We Establish Policy Based on a Chassidishe Hergesh? Chassidus Applied to Shiva B’Asser B’Tammuz Nidche; Did the Rebbe Say Anything About July 4th? As Converts We Feel Isolated in Our Community. What Should We Do? What to Say to Parents Who Were Hurt by Their Child Telling Them That Not They, but the Rebbe Is His True Parent?

The topics in this week’s 219th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Shiva B’asser B’Tammuz Nidche
  • Lessons from the Three Weeks and Parshas Pinchas
  • Did the Rebbe say anything about July 4th?
  • Can we establish policy based on a chassidishe hergesh?
  • As converts we feel isolated in our community and can’t find a mashpia. What can and should we do?
  • What can we say to parents who were hurt by their child telling them that a chassid farbrenged with his class and said that not they, but the Rebbe is his true parent?
  • Chassidus question: If keeping the 613 mitzvohs is the recipe to make a dirah b’tachtonim why does the Tanya chapter 15 say that only a person who struggles is an oved Elokim?
  • My Life 2018 essays: Tools for Dealing with the Temptations of the Internet, Malkie Alperovitch, 22, Migdal Haemek, Israel; Freeing Oneself from Depression and the Path to Joy: According to Chassidus, Menachem Feldman, 32, Israel; A Physical Body Vs. a Divine Soul, Menachem Mendel Vardi, 16, Jerusalem, 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.

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