This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 91, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Tes-Yud Kislev; The Rebbe Rashab and Freud; Staying Inspired as a Community Leader; When Children Choose Another Path.
How are we to understand the reshima that states that the Rebbe Rashab had “nemichas ruach” (low spirits) and went to visit Freud? What is the secret to staying inspired – not just as an individual – but as a community leader? Does the Rebbe have any directives for how to maintain a relationship with children who are rejecting the Torah way of life?
These are some of the candid questions that Rabbi Jacobson will be addressing in this week’s 91st episode of My Life: Chassidus Applied. Other topics include questions about conversion, doubts about one’s Jewishness, and a continuation of last week’s discussion on the colors of the sefiros.
Rabbi Jacobson will also review the following essays submitted in the MyLife: Chassidus Applied contest: “The Avodah Plan”, by Mushka Winner; “The Path to Purpose” by Moshe Backman, “The Gift of a Broken Heart” by Gail (Gitty) Wisner. These and other essays can be read online at meaningfullife.com/essays.
And finally, the Chassidus question of the week: I’m learning in Likkutei Diburim about koach hadimyon (imagination). I have two questions. 1) Which of the ten faculties is imagination associated with? 2) Please clarify the garment of machshova (thought). Is machshova a processor for the three intellectual faculties?
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.appliedchassidus.com.
The topics in this Sunday’s hour-long broadcast will include:
- Chassidus Applied to Tes-Yud Kislev: The Mitteler Rebbe
- Why did the Rebbe Rashab visit Freud?
- Doubts about the validity of a conversion
- Community leader: Preventing burnout
- How to deal with children who make different choices
- The colors of the ten sefiros (continued)
- Chassidus Question: Which faculty is associated with imagination?
- MyLife Essays: The Avodah Plan, The Path to Purpose, The Gift of a Broken Heart
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.appliedchassidus.com.