8:00pm: Do the Rebbe’s Sichos About Television Also Apply to the Unfiltered Internet?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 221, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Do I Need to Say the Entire Kinus on Tisha B’Av When I Don’t Understand It? What Can a Person Do When His Dignity Was Broken in Childhood? Is Trauma a Cause for People Becoming Baalei Teshuva? How to Be a Good Parent? Do the Rebbe’s Sichos About Television Also Apply to the Unfiltered Internet? Chassidus Applied to the Nine Days, 5 Av and Shabbos Chazon; Explain the Berditchever Rebbe’s Teaching That We Are All Shown the Third Temple on Shabbos Chazon.

The topics in this week’s 221st episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to the Nine Days, 5 Av and Shabbos Chazon
  • Do I need to say the entire kinus on Tisha B’Av when I don’t understand it and it’s uninspiring?
  • What can a person do when his dignity (malchus) was broken in childhood?
  • Can we say that trauma is a cause for people to become Baalei Teshuva and drastically change their lives?
  • Follow-up:
    • Secular sources – letter – attached (episode 218)
    • What causes people to change their life in drastic ways (episode 220)
    • Pushed off fast (episode 220)
  • How to be a good parent?
  • Do the Rebbe’s sichos about television also apply to the unfiltered internet?
  • Chassidus question: Please explain the meaning and personal relevance of the Berditchever Rebbe’s teaching that we are all shown the Third Temple on Shabbos Chazon.
  • My Life 2018 essays: Overcoming Life’s Challenges with Emunah and Bitachon, Esti Loeub, 34, Vancouver, BC; Eating Properly According to Chassidus, Elsholom Tov Naor, 19, Mitzpa Ilan; Israel; The Enemy Within: The Psychological Challenges of our Time, Anna Kara-Ivanov, 36, Maaleh Adumim, Israel

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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