8:00pm: Is There Such a Thing as Modern Chabad?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 181, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Do I Have to Forgive Someone Who Shows No Remorse? What is Healthy Fear of G-d? Is There Such a Thing as Modern Chabad? Why Don’t We Daven the Way Chassidus Expects of Us?

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The topics in this week’s 181st episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Tzom Gedalya
  • Aseres Y’mei Teshuva and Yom Kippur
  • Do I need to forgive someone who never showed remorse or asked for forgiveness?
  • What is healthy love and fear of G-d?
  • Vov Tishrei: 53 years later
  • Is there such a thing as “modern Chabad?” Sociological changes in Chabad
  • How to deal with sexual challenges
  • Should we be frightened of Ayin Hara?
  • Follow-up:

o Mistreating Baalei Teshuva (episode 180)

o Shidduchim crisis (episodes 169-171)

  • Chassidus Question: Why Don’t We Daven the Way Chassidus Expects of Us
  • MyLife Essays: “The Meaning of Life Based on Chassidus” by Chaim Shcherbina; “True Feminism” by Chava Hinsey; “Are Women Equal to Men?—A Chassidic View” by Rivka Elkaim. These and other essays can be read online at meaningfullife.com/essays.


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 meaningfullife.com/mylife.

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 meaningfullife.com/mylife.

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