This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 46, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the following topics: Yechi and Meshichism; Activism vs. Avodah; Integrity in Applying Chassidus; and follow-up on Infertility, Special Children, and Prayer.
“I am so outraged and pained by the disagreements in our community – to the point of a split between factions? Is there any solution to this? Or do we just accept it?” “Since Gimmel Tammuz I feel uncomfortable walking into 770 and seeing all those signs on the walls. The shul seems to be controlled by radicals. Are my feelings legitimate or am I the one with the problem?” Are there indeed different opinions in Chabad about Moshiach? What about the saying of “yechi?” How does one find clarity amidst the different perspectives?
Tune in this Sunday night, December 7, when Rabbi Jacobson will tackle these controversial topics. We all know that there is nothing worse thanmachlokes, and we know how much the Rebbe was disturbed by it. So what is the best approach to conflicts within our community?
Other topics to be addressed in tonight’s episode are activism versus avodah: Did the Rebbe “shift” the focus of Chabad from internal work, personal refinement, learning and davening to working with others? Also, when teaching and applying Chassidus to our lives, how do we assure that we remain true to the original? Is there even room to add our own understanding and applications? Additionally this episode will follow-up on topics addressed in episode 45 – infertility, autism and special children, as well as different prayer methodologies.
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:
- The revolutionary words expressed this week 23 years ago
- Yechi and meshichism
- Activism vs. avodah pnimis
- How to daven – follow-up
- Autism and special children – follow-up
- Infertility – follow-up
- Chassidus Applied: True to the original or one’s own ideas
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.