8:00pm: How Do We Even Begin to Address the Horrific Tragedy in Miron on Lag B’Omer?!

The topics in this week’s 353rd episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Tragedy in Miron
    • How do we even begin to address the horrific events in Miron on Lag B’Omer?!
    • Can we correlate this with the death of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students?
    • Is it appropriate to blame victims for their demise?
  • Why do we have a period of mourning for Rabbi Akiva’s students, but not even one day of mourning for the six million victims of the holocaust?
  • Chassidus applied to Behar-Bechukosei
    • What is the significance of the yovel year?
    • Why are there curses in the Torah?
  • Why does the Torah discriminate against handicapped people?
  • Chassidus question: How do we reconcile G-d running every aspect of the world and we having the power to create reality above? 
  • MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 21st Place winners:
    • Essay English: Music, Bitachon, and Mental Health, Yael Kane, 27, Bnos Chomesh Academy, Music Teacher, New York  
    • Essay Hebrew (men): מאמר מאין ליש, Yisef Alperowitz, Student, Kfar Chabad, Israel
    • Essay Hebrew (women): שליחות משמעותית, Dr. Durit Adina, Kiryat Shmuel (Haifa), Israel
    • Creative: Conquering Pleasures (video), Mendel Cyrulnik, 14, Student, Melbourne YC, Australia


MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. 

This hour-long dose of insights, broadcast live every Sunday night 8-9PM EST, is meant to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. 

In what has become a staple in so many people’s lives, MyLife: Chassidus Applied 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?

MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.

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