8:00pm: If We Feel Uninspired, Should We Learn From Abraham and Relocate?

The topics in this week’s 374th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: 

  • Chassidus applied to Cheshvan
    • What is the unique energy of Cheshvan, how does it reflect in our personal lives and what lessons does it offer us?
    • What can I do when I feel down and unmotivated?
    • At what point is it customary to stop wishing people a happy new year?
    • Why is it called Marcheshvan?
    • What is the significance and lesson of Zayin Cheshvan?
    • Thinking about the First Temple being completed this month, I am wondering what is more important – the physical Temple or the temple of our homes?
  • Noach follow-up
    • Why did G-d have to command Noach to leave the ark?
    • Were there kangaroos on Noach’s ark?
    • Was the entire earth flooded?
  • Lessons from Lech Lecha
    • Was Abraham truly a great man by historical standards?  
    • How is Abraham considered to be the first Jew if his mother was not Jewish? 
    • What is the significance of Hashem telling Abraham that in order to be successful and become a great nation he first must leave his father’s home and place of birth? 
    • If we feel uninspired, should we learn from Abraham and leave the place we are living?
    • Shouldn’t we discover Hashem on our own as Abraham did, instead of learning it from our parents and educators?
    • Why was so Sarah so special? Didn’t she behave cruelly by insisting that Hagar and Yishmael be sent away?
    • Why did Abraham hide Sarah in a box and what possible message does this have for us?
    • What can we learn from their descent to Egypt?
    • If Abraham kept the entire Torah why did he not circumcise himself until G-d commanded him to do so at age 99?
  • Shemitah: Why does a sabbatical year cancel debts?
  • Chassidus question: What is the divine chariot and what is its significance in our daily lives?  


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This hour-long dose of insights, broadcast live every Sunday night 8-9PM EDT, is meant to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. 

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