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8:00pm: Why Is the Story of the Exodus Not Corroborated by Archeological Evidence?

The topics in this week’s 291st episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: 

  • Chassidus Applied to 20 Teves and Shemos
  • How to prepare for the approaching 70th anniversary of the Rebbe’s leadership? 
  • Why is the story of the Exodus not corroborated by archeological evidence?
  • Were any of the Rebbeim influenced by secular philosophers like the Rambam was by Aristotle?
  • Is any Chassidus based on Moreh Nevuchim?
  • What did the Rebbe Rashab mean when he said that he didn’t even look into Moreh Nevuchim? 
  • Is it okay to study secular philosophy?
  • With so many competing ideologies all purporting to tell the truth, is there any way to objectively determine the truth of Judaism?
  • Is there proof that Orthodox Judaism is the correct path for Jews?
  • How was the Rambam able to live in Egypt?  
  • Chassidus question: Can we rationalize the entire Torah or is Torah higher than rationale?
  • My Life 2019 essays: Making Decisions, Mushka Reiter, United States; The Misunderstood Power of Women, Ita Gordon, Albany, NY; Perfecting Connection, Mili Rosenbluh, Spring Valley, NY


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 chassidusapplied.com/ask.

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 chassidusapplied.com/ask.

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