8:00pm: Announcing the 4th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 196, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Announcement: 4th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest; Is It Healthy to Suppress Emotions? Does Evil Exist or Is It Only the Absence of Good? Ahavas Yisroel: How Can We Be Expected to Love Every Person? How to Deal with a Rebellious Child? The Rubashkin Phenomenon Continued; Suggestions to R’ Jacobson

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The topics in this week’s 196th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Announcement: 4th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest
  • Chassidus Applied to 20 Tevet, 24 Tevet and Vaeirah
  • Is it healthy to suppress emotions? Does the religious world encourage suppression?
  • Does evil exist or is it only the absence of good? (follow-up to episode 194)
  • Ahavas Yisroel: How can we be expected to love every person?
  • How to deal with a rebellious child? (episode 195 follow-up)
  • Follow-up:
    • New Year (episode 195)
    • The Rubashkin phenomenon (episode 194-195)
    • Jerusalem as capital (episode 194)
    • Ultrasound (episodes 190-191.193)
  • Suggestions to Rabbi Jacobson
  • Chassidus Question: Free will – Part 2: Did the people in the Torah have free choice?
  • MyLife Essays: Are You Comfortable? by Benjamin Newmark, 49, Naples, FL; Just as Yourself, by Chaya Katz, 20, Surfside, FL; Dispelling Darkness with Kindness, by Helena Peiser, 20, Memphis, TN. These and other essays can be read online at meaningfullife.com/essays.

This hour-long dose of insights, broadcast live every Sunday night 8-9PM EST, 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 at meaningfullife.com/mylife.

In what has now become a staple in so many people’s lives, 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 and great care has to be taken when speaking openly, 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 week after week. 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 MP3s for listening on the go.

Questions may be submitted anonymously at meaningfullife.com/mylife.

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