8:00pm: How Should a Couple Resolve Disagreements About Having Children?

The topics in this week’s 384th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus applied to Shemos
    • What personal lessons do we learn from the story of the Egyptian exile and redemption?
    • Why do we need to read about all the painful details of the Jews suffering and affliction?
    • How did Moshe find out he was Jewish?
    • Who were the two Jewish men that saw Moshe kill the Egyptian, and why would they report him?
    • Why were some wicked people, like Dasan and Aviram, fortunate to have their names and lineage mentioned in the Torah?
    • What is the significance of G-d talking to Moshe from the burning bush?
    • Why was Moshe commanded to take off his sandals before approaching the burning bush?
    • Was the Egyptian redemption initiated from above, and will the future redemption be different?
    • What are some practical examples of how we can express bitachon in our everyday lives?
  • Lessons from 20 Teves
    • What is the significance of this day and what does it teach us?
  • Follow-up
    • 10 Teves: Why do we have four fast days to commemorate the different stages leading up to and including the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash?
    • Vayechi:
      • Why do we speak about the bones of Yosef if the body of a Tzaddik remains intact?
      • Was Jacobs’ blessing to Zebulun fulfilled, that he will dwell on the coast of the seas?
  • Is it appropriate to listen to a sicha of the Rebbe on double speed? 
  • Sholom Bayis: How should a couple resolve disagreements about having children
    • My husband is afraid of having children due to my father’s mental health issues. How can I resolve this? 
    • What to do if the wife wants children and the husband is just not ready?
  • Should I pursue intellectual truth regardless of where it may lead me, even if it may cause me to reject my upbringing?
  • What does Torah/Chassidus say about fetishes?


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 human experience. 

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

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