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8:00pm: What Methods Should Be Used to Discipline Young Students?

The topics in this week’s 276th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to 13 Elul and Ki Teitzei
  • How do you explain the laws of yefas to’ar and ben sorer u’moreh in this week’s parsha?
  • What methods should be used to discipline young students?
  • Is it appropriate to publish pictures of women in our publications and websites?
  • What is the obligation of a Chabad school to the children in their area? 
  • When the Chabad school is full or if we have no other viable option, can we lower our standards of chinuch by sending our children to another day school?
  • How does one find balance between all the expectations Torah and Chassidus has of us and being at peace and happy with oneself?
  • Can we understand the dilemmas we have in life as part of man’s need to toil in this world?
  • Follow up (episode 275): 
    • The Rebbe and gifts
    • Older singles
  • Chassidus question: What are the ten hidden sefirot, where are they located and what is their function and application in our lives?
  • My Life 2019 essays: בין הטעות למהות, Zushi Krichevski, 16, Kfar Chabad, Israel; Chassidic Mindfulness: A Purposeful Tranquility, Dan Lewin, 45, Dallas, TX; “Give Me Children, or I Shall Die”: Chassidic Approaches to Confronting the Grief of Infertility, Sasha Balofsky, 30, Philadelphia, PA


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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