8:00pm: What Did the Rebbetzin Say to the Rebbe That Convinced Him to Officially Accept the Nesiyus?

The topics in this week’s 296th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: 

  • Chassidus applied to Chof Beis Shevat
  • 6th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Contest, with a new artistic track: The power of initiating and presenting Chassidus in written or artistic form
  • What role does the Rebbetzin play in our lives?
  • What did the Rebbetzin say to the Rebbe that convinced him to officially accept the nesiyus?
  • Did people notice a change in the Rebbe after the Rebbetzin passed away?
  • We know about two of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s daughters, but what ever happened to his 3rd daughter, Shaina, who was married to R’ Mendel Hornstein?
  • Did anyone suggest to the Rebbe the idea of delegation as Yisro suggested to Moshe?
  • Why do we have a custom to eat buckwheat on Shabbos Shira?
  • Follow up (episode 293-295): 
    • Suicide
    • Tu B’Shevat
    • Shabbos Shira
    • Rational Judaism
    • Pirsuma Nisa
  • Chassidus question: What bracha did we make before eating manna in the desert?
  • My Life 2019 essays:
    • הזולת הוא הראי, Chaya Giller, 32, Lod, Israel
    • כיצד ניתן לחנך לקדושה מול ניסיונות העולם, Eliyahu Schweicha, 32, Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Living with Passion, Shterna Sara Scheiner, 18, Montreal, Canada


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.

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