8:00pm: Are Lubavitchers Who Live in Crown Heights Second Class Citizens?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 206, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Why Are We Holding on to New Chumros Which Don’t Seem to Be Part of the Original Torah? U’Ldovka Bo: To What Extent Does Cleaving to the Rebbe Attach One to G-d? What Special Powers Does the Rebbe Have? Are Lubavitchers Who Live in Crown Heights Second Class Citizens? How Do We Apply the Chassidic Example of a King in Our Modern Age When We No Longer Have Monarchs?

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The topics in this week’s 206th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Shabbos HaGadol and Parshas Tzav
  • Lessons from Beis Nissan
  • Final stages of evaluating the essays in this year’s MyLife: Chassidus Applied essay contest
  • Why are we holding on to new chumros which don’t seem to be part of the original Torah?
  • U’ldovka bo: to what extent does cleaving to the Rebbe attach one to G-d?
  • What special powers does the Rebbe have?
  • Follow-up:
    • Absentee parent (episode 205)
    • Bariatric surgery (episode 205)
    • Are Lubavitchers who live in Crown Heights second class citizens (episode 204)
    • Healthy anger (episode 204)
    • Minyan that davens fast (episode 199)
    • Parnosso before marriage (episodes 201; 203)
  • Chassidus Question: How do we apply the Chassidic example of a king in our modern age when we no longer have monarchs?

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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