8:00pm: Tragedy in Pittsburgh: How Should We React?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 233, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Tragedy in Pittsburgh: How Should We React? What Is the Rebbe’s View on Buying a Lottery Ticket? After Finishing Yeshiva I Am Not Sure What I Should Be Doing; I Am Feeling Resentful That I Was Not Trained to Make a Living; Why Do We Respect University Trained Professionals in Our Community, but Frown upon Yeshiva Bochurim Going to College? Chassidus Applied to Chof Cheshvan and Chayei Sarah
The topics in this week’s 233rd episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
Tragedy in Pittsburgh: How should we react?
Chassidus Applied to Chof Cheshvan and Chayei Sarah
What is the Rebbe’s view on buying a lottery ticket?
Is there a spiritual significance and lesson to be learned from a huge amount of wealth offered in a lottery?
After finishing Yeshiva I am not sure what I should be doing? I am feeling resentful that I was not trained to make a living? What would the Rebbe say about first                   making a living and then getting married?
Why do we respect university trained professionals in our community, but frown upon yeshiva bochurim going to college?
Follow-up (episodes 230-232):
Couple who fight after going out
Diminishing generations
Chagas Chassidus
Stuck in marriage
She’lo osani isha
Non-religious therapist
Chassidus question: What is the connection between the Rebbe Rashab and Keser, as indicated in the date of his birthday – Chof Cheshvan in the year Kisr”a                     (5621)?
My Life 2018 essays:
How to Use Chassidus to Change your Negative Mindset for the Good, Mindy Rosenblat, 19, Brooklyn, NY
New Perspectives, Simmy Kaltmann, 16, New Albany, OH
Take to Heart: The Child’s Potential, Ilana Duban, 24, Issaquah, WA
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.


  • 1. Ch resident wrote:


    Thank you for Rabbi Jacobson for tackling the most serious issues on hand. Please continue your holy work

  • 2. Yossi wrote:

    This shows that Rabbi J. does his broadcasts ON Sunday& not taped the WEEK before.
    Can’t wait to hear tonight’s episode.


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