8:00pm: Lessons From Korach: Why Do We Need a Rebbe? What Should Be Our Attitude to the New Coalition Government in Israel?

The topics in this week’s 357th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: 

  • Chassidus applied to 28 Sivan – 80 years
    • What is the significance of this day?
    • How did the Rebbe mark this day 30 years ago?
  • Lessons from Korach
    • Why do we need a Rebbe?
    • What was the response to Korach’s argument?
    • Can we learn anything from this story about nepotism?
    • How do we understand the story of Aaron’s rod sprouting almonds?
  • What should be our attitude to the new coalition government in Israel?
  • Is it appropriate to laugh, as Rabbi Akiva did, after witnessing a tragedy?
  • If we cry when a tragedy happens, does it reflect a lack of faith in G-d?
  • When Moshiach comes…
    • Doesn’t the Rambam say that we shouldn’t delve into the details about Moshiach?
    • What’s the difference between the footsteps of Moshiach and the birthpangs of Moshiach?
  • What can I do about my very devout nanny speaking to my children about her religious beliefs?
  • Why are Jews considered to be the most intelligent demographic?
  • Chassidus question: What does it mean that Mattan Torah didn’t happen in the lower hemisphere?
  • MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 25th Place winners:
    • Essay English: Purposeful Living, Aharon Zev Moshel, 19, Student, Kfar Chabad. Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
    • Essay Hebrew (men): ואהבת לרעך כמוך: ערך עצמי למול ערך הזולת!י, Yosef Rubenfeld, Jerusalem, Israel
    • Essay Hebrew (women): איך נתמודד עם מחשבות לא חיוביות, Mrs. Riki Gluckowsky, Educator, Rechovot, Israel
    • Creative: Diving Through Dimensions (lesson plan), Mushka Heidingsfeld, 18, Student, Ohel Chana High School LA. Hometown: S. Monica, CA

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?

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