8:00pm: What defines a Chabad chosid?

The topics in this week’s 242nd episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • MyLife: Chassidus Applied 5th Annual Contest Announcement
  • Chassidus Applied to 24 Teves and Parshas Vaeirah
  • What do you say to a teenage girl who refuses to accept tznius guidelines because she feels degraded by the need to cover herself in order not to be objectified?
  • What defines a Chabad chosid?
  • Is it wrong to listen to and enjoy classical music?
  • J-screen: Are we obligated as parents?
  • Did the Rebbe say anything about natural vs. bottle feeding a baby?
  • Follow-up (episodes 238; 241):
    • Revealing one’s past in shidduchim
    • Fitbit
    • Government trying to change our education system
    • Singing in restroom
    • Social justice
  • Chassidus question: Explain the different ways we “describe” Atzmus
  • My Life 2018 essays:
    • Seeking Comfort, Simi Sebbag, 24. Brooklyn, NY
    • Why Men Should Not Date, Yisrael New, 29, Jerusalem, Israel
    • Singing in my Home, Sholom Magidman, 25, 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.


  • 2. CR wrote:

    “What defines a Chabad chosid?”

    A chassidus that is a generation without a Rebbe is forced to ask that very “who are we” type of question.

  • 4. Shimon goldberg wrote:

    I think a chassid chabad is someone who uses everything in the world – technology – to spread yidishkeit and chassiduss. For a buchur not to have a phone that was good maybe in the times of the rebbe rashab. Now buchurim can spread yidishkiet in their free time if they have a phone.


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