8:00pm: Why Doesn’t Judaism Have a Mechanism to Remove Corrupt People in Power?

The topics in this week’s 289th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: 

  • Chassidus Applied to Zos Chanukah
  • Why is it called “Zos Chanukah”?
  • Is Zos Chanukah the end of judgment of Rosh Hashana?
  • What do the Chanukah flames “tell us”?
  • How can we maintain the Chanukah energy after the holiday and not feel down?
  • Lessons from Hei Teves and Vayigash
  • What exactly are we celebrating on Hei Teves?
  • If Hei Teves established that the seforim belong to the Chassidism, why is the library not open to the public?
  • Is it okay to give any relevance to the secular New Year?
  • Why doesn’t Judaism have a mechanism to remove corrupt people in power, such as elections, impeachment, or other checks and balances?
  • Chassidus question: What is Zos Chanukah according to Chassidus?
  • My Life 2019 essays: Living in the ‘Perfect’ Moment. Living with the Messiah, Yechiel Belfer, 42, Victoria, Australia; הדרך להצליח ולהתמיד ביישום החלטות לשיפור אישי, Menachem Mendel Ashkenazi, 19, Kfar Chabad, Israel; החסידות ככלי עזר למטפל, Tammy Kuperman, 51, Ramat Gan, Israel

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 chassidusapplied.com/ask.

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 chassidusapplied.com/ask.

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