8:00pm: Is There a Guide for When and How We Are Allowed and Supposed to Ask for Things We Need?

The topics in this week’s 414th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

·         Chassidus Applied to the days following Tisha B’Av

o   How do we rebuild after loss?

·         Lessons from Chof Av

o   What is the significance of this day? And what is the best way to honor it?

o   What is appropriate conduct and proper mindset for a Chabad chossid going to Alma Ata?

·         What is expected of us during the second half of Av?

o   Why did they break the axe after finishing cutting the wood on the 15th of Av – isn’t that wasteful baal tashchis?

o   Why was the tribe of Benjamin allowed to rejoin the community on the 15th of Av after their heinous crime?

o   Which day is the happiest day of the year?

o   What can we do during the two last weeks in the month of Av to get a head start on our work in Elul?

·         May I ask you to sing a niggun?

·         Should we be worried that if we turn away from Torah and mitzvos and turn to idolatry that Hashem won’t be able to take us back because we have “married” someone else?

·         Why isn’t there more discussion about Ahavas Yisroel in Shulchan Aruch?

·         Lessons from Vaetchanan

o   Why was Moshe told to stop after 515 prayers?

o   What is the significance of Hashem Echod?

o   Does a mezuzah have anything in common with tefillin?

·         How far must we go in thinking good so that it will be good?

·         Is there a guide for when and how we are allowed and supposed to complain and ask for things we need?

·         Follow-up

o   Why was King David not allowed to build the Temple

o   Does the Beinoni’s battle end?

·         A heartfelt niggun…

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