The topics in this week’s 252nd episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
- Chassidus Applied to Vayikra and Zachor
- Lessons from 9 Adar II – 79 years since the Frierdiker Rebbe’s arrival to America
- What should I do about my doubts in G-d?
- Why do we need to ask G-d for our needs in prayer – doesn’t G-d know what we need?
- Why don’t we daven the way Chassidus expects of us? Prayer continued
- How can we as a couple overcome our obstacles? Can we expect a brighter future?
- Should one write BS”D or B”H on an email or a computer document?
- Follow-up (episode 250-251):
- What is the Rebbe’s approach to Anti-Semitism?
- Why did G-d make the most sacred human organ also the one used for expelling waste?
- More follow-up:
- Chassidus question: What is the kelipah of Amalek in our personal lives? And how do we reconcile the two statements that Amalek is daas of kelipah and that there is no daas in sitra achra?
- My Life 2018 essays: Social Belonging and Individuality, Mishael Elmalem, 41, Jerusalem, Israel; Your Heart Follows Your Actions, Shneur Zalman Brod, 25, Rechovot, Israel; Discovering Meaning in Life by Contemplating on Creation, Arie Yulus-Ziskind, 19, 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.