The topics in this week’s 277th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
- Chassidus Applied to 15 Elul, 18 Elul and Ki Tovo
- Is it prohibited to see a psychic?
- How do I move on from my parents’ ugly divorce?
- How much should one reveal about their own past experiences when trying to help others?
- How do I overcome my feeling immature at age 40, something I was told repeatedly when I was a child?
- Does the Rebbe speak about a woman not keeping her maiden name after marriage?
- How do we explain men not being allowed to hear women singing? And how do we manage the singing at a Shabbos table?
- Have you interviewed people who have become observant and then returned to their previous lifestyle to understand the causes for their choices?
- Follow up (episode 275):
- Images of women
- Healthy intimacy
- 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: תובנות המובילות לתיקון עצמי מתוך שמחה, Methods that lead to self-improvement with joy, Tziri Livnoni, 56, Kfar Chabad, Israel; Bring Back the Fire, Mimi Blasberg, 19, Brooklyn, NY; Spiritual Oxygen Masks: Chassidic Tools for the Empath in You, Rivka Cohen, 23, Naples, FL
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 chassidusapplied.com/ask.
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 chassidusapplied.com/ask.