8:00pm: Autism & Special Children; Infertility; Jacob and Esau in 2014; Secular Subjects for Children

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 45, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the following topics: Autism and special children; infertility; Jacob and Esau in 2014; secular subjects for children; admitting wrongs; being overly critical.

“Jewish life is built around the family. As a couple struggling with infertility, we can’t help but think that we lack that part of the experience, both in our lives and as we relate to our friends.”

What was the Rebbe’s perspective on infertility and how it affects a Jewish home?

Tune in this Sunday night, November 28, to My Life: Chassidus Applied Episode 45, in which Rabbi Jacobson will address many new topics, including: Autistic and special children; tutoring our children in secular subjects; I am struggling in my marriage and with my kids because rather than seeing the good, I focus on their deficiencies —what can I do differently to not be hyper-critical and judgmental of those I love?

Is there practical advice how to look at ourselves honestly and recognize when we are wrong? What about dealing with people who refuse to be introspective? How does one zero in and correct a particular character flaw? How do we do this during davening?

This hour-long dose of insight 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 atwww.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive.

The topics in this Sunday’s hour-long broadcast will include:

  • How do Yaakov and Esau play out in our lives today?
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Admitting wrongs
  • How to pray
  • How to work on yourself
  • Help! I always focus on people’s deficiencies
  • Secular studies for children
  • Coping with infertility
  • Autistic and special children

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, 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. 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 MP3’s for listening on the go.

Questions may be submitted anonymously at www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive.

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