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8:00pm: How Do I Deal with Online Addictions?

The topics in this week’s 256th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Metzora and Shabbos HaGadol
  • Lessons from Beis Nissan: 100th year since the Rebbe Rashab’s histalkus in 5680
  • I find it difficult to identify with my soul being divine. What can I do about this?
  • How can we attribute levels to G-d?
  • How can we say that some souls are closer to G-d than others?
  • When learning Rambam, aren’t there some sections that are inappropriate for teenagers?
  • How do I deal with online addictions?
  • How can we begin to daven the way Chassidus expects of us? Prayer continued
  • Follow-up: Website responsibility to its viewers
  • Chassidus question: Please explain the idea of olam haba (the world to come), and how we can say that some people will not have a share in it – how is that possible when every soul is immortal?
  • My Life 2018 essays: The Path Toward Overcoming Anxiety, Rivka Bar-Chaim, 19, Brooklyn, NY;  From Problem to Solution, Mendel Calderon, 22, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Chassidic Dating: Listen to the Body and the Mind, Chava Hinsey, 27, Cherry Hill, NJ

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

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.

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