8:00pm: Does Everyone Have a Soulmate?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 213, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: My Teenage Friends Are Drowning: What Can We Do? How to Deal with Religious OCD? Are We Sure That Everyone Has a Soulmate? How to Educate Children About Intimacy? How Do We Explain the Words in Tanya That One Has to Let Go of Everything, Including Wife and Children, for G-d? Chassidus Applied to Shavuos.

The topics in this week’s 213th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Bamidbar and Shavuos
  • My teenage friends are drowning: What can we do?
  • How to deal with religious OCD
  • Are we sure that everyone has a soulmate?
  • How to educate children about intimacy?
  • How do we explain the words in Tanya that one has to let go of everything, including wife and children, for G-d?
  • Follow-up (episode 212):
    • Giving years to the Rebbe
    • No intimacy in marriage
    • Healthy interaction with the opposite gender
    • Blessings on trees (episode 209)
  • Chassidus question: What does Atzmus U’Mhus Ohr Ayn Sof mean? If we can’t define Atzmus how can we call it Ohr Ayn Sof?
  • My Life 2018 essays: Chassidut, Polarization and the Opioid Crisis, Avrohom Karp, 22, Spring Valley; Chassidus: Revealing the True Me, Yosef Yitzchak Marneitz, 29, Beitar Illit, Israel; Overcoming Technology Addiction, Yisroel Cotlar, 36, Cary, North Carolina

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.