8:00pm: If We Did Nothing Would the World Cease to Be?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 228, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Can We Practically Do to Pray a Bit Better? Should I Be Concerned About Speaking Loshon Hora When Speaking with My Mentor? For the Sake of Sholom Bayis Should I Do Something My Spouse Prefers That I Would Normally Refrain from Doing? Does the Torah Expect the Same from People Regardless of Their Vital Childhood Experience? Is There Any Value in Rigidly Doing Mitzvot by Rote Even If It Does Not Refine Me? What Does It Mean That We Need to Stimulate G-D’s Desire to Recreate Existence on Rosh Hashana? If We Did Nothing Would the World Cease to Be?

The topics in this week’s 228th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to the 25th of Elul and Rosh Hashana
  • Lessons from the last and 7th Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta
  • Standing in the month of Elul when we increase in prayer, what can we practically do to pray a bit better?
  • Should I be concerned about speaking loshon hora when I am working through with my mentor the hurt I have experienced at the hands of another?
  • For the sake of sholom bayis should I do something with my spouse that I would normally refrain from doing?
  • Does the Torah expect the same from people regardless of their vital childhood experience?
  • Is there any value in rigidly doing mitzvot by rote even if it does not refine me and help me personally grow?
  • Follow-up: Religious OCD (episode 227)
  • Chassidus question: What does it mean that we need to stimulate G-d’s desire to recreate existence on Rosh Hashana? If we did nothing would the world cease to be?
  • My Life 2018 essays: Overcoming Insecurity, Avraham Stein, 18, Stony Brook; How to Actually Bring Moshiach, Chana Rahmani, Boston, MA; My Torah, Chaim E. Bryski, 24, Agoura Hills, CA

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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