This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 51, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Mental Illness [Pt. 2], Is There Any Virtue to Madness? Unaffordable Housing in Crown Heights, Alternatives to Yelling [Pt. 2], Shabbos Peace With Young Children.
“What would the Rebbe say about the prohibitive home prices in Crown Heights?” “What is the role of shtus d’kedusha – holy madness – in Yiddishkeit and Chassidism? What role does madness play in Jewish observance?
These and other questions will be addressed in this week’s 51st episode of MyLife: Chassidus Applied. Rabbi Jacobson will also continue elucidating on the topic of mental illness and its related stigma. How should we deal with it especially in regard to shidduchim? Is it appropriate to judge a person based on their family’s history of mental illness? Is there an obligation for shadchanim to share information about someone’s mental health history?
Other topics to be addressed are: With many young children at home, what advice can be given to a mother about enjoying Shabbos when the day is long and she is home alone? Are there alternatives to yelling at our children: “I want to discipline them, but how?”
This hour-long dose of insights 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:
- Chassidus Applied on Vaeira and Chof Dalet Tevet
- Mental illness and shidduchim (follow-up)
- Madness: Does it have a place in Jewish observance?
- Shabbos calm for mother with young children
- Discipline: Is there an alternative to yelling?
- Prohibitive home prices in Crown Heights
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.