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MyLife: Chassidus Applied

By Rabbi Simon Jacobson
MyLife: Chassidus Applied Podcast by Simon Jacobson addresses the personal and emotional needs of our community by answering the most pressing questions of our lives -- from the perspective of Chassidic thought. The podcast demonstrates how the Torah provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Get unlimited free downloads of MP3 recordings o
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Ep. 350: Special Chof Ches Nissan Edition: What Did the Rebbe Mean With the Words “Do All You Can”?
Topics: Chassidus applied to Chof Ches Nissan – 30 Years What did the Rebbe mean with the words “do all you can”? If the Rebbe couldn’t get it done, how can we? Why Moshiach now more than ever? Why do we need Moshiach? Does 28 Nissan demonstrate a failed effort? Are we still in the 7th generation? What does it mean that Moshiach will certainly come by the year 6000? What else can we do to bring Moshiach? What does increase in acts of goodness and kindness mean in practical terms? Out of all the things we can do to bring Moshiach, what is the most pressing of them? Is there a new energy in the air among us to bring Moshiach? Can we trick G-d into sending Moshiach? When Moshiach comes... Will everyone know it immediately? Will we have time to pack our bags? Moshiach lessons from Beis Iyar and Tazria-Metzora L’chatchila ariber Birthing of the permanent geulah Transforming the leper into redemption Skip directly to a topic by viewing the episode timestamps in YouTube. MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is a community-supported project, requiring hours of research and preparation each week. Please donate or sponsor an episode, to help us continue and expand this important work. Go here and here for our special section of programs and resources addressing these trying and unprecedented times
01:12:34
April 12, 2021
Ep 349: How Do We Celebrate Yud Alef Nissan?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson, or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to 11 Nissan        o What is the significance of and how do we celebrate the day?        o When did the custom begin to compose a new song in honor of Yud Alef Nissan, and how were the songs chosen?        o Based on the Rebbe’s explanation why we honor the yahrzeit of Moshe on 7 Adar and not his birthday, why do we celebrate 11 Nissan?  • 13 Nissan: 155th yahrzeit of the Tzemech Tzedek        o The role of the Tzemech Tzedek: Daas        o Unity will lead us to the Geulah  • Tzav and Shabbos HaGadol        o Was there a celebration when the sanctuary was erected and dedicated?        o How did a few kohanim serve so many people; did they ordain new kohanim?        o What is the significance of requiring the fire on the altar to constantly burn?  • Lessons from Pesach in our lives today        o What are some practical examples of how we can experience Pesach transcendence in our daily lives to grow both physically and spiritually?        o What is your favorite Pesach maamar?        o Did 80% of the Jews die in Egypt? And how will it be in the coming redemption?        o How do you explain the Frierdker Rebbe’s seemingly harsh words that just as some Jews remained in Egypt the same will be in the final redemption?        o If Jews are inherently good, how do you explain the Jews who were, for example, architects of Stalin’s gulags, kapos or part of the yevsektziya?  • Chassidus question: How do we reconcile a seeming contradiction whether the parting of the sea is the level of kabolas ol or a higher level? MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.0
01:08:48
March 22, 2021
Ep. 348: Did the Rebbe Ever Publicly Speak Out Against Pesach Food Price Gouging?
Topics: Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus applied to Rosh Chodesh Nissan, 2 Nissan and Vayikra Does the Torah say that Moshiach will come during the month of Nissan? 2 Nissan What is the story with the Rebbe Rashab visiting an art museum? Can you give us a synopsis of your favorite maamar of the Rebbe Rashab? Vayikra How do we offer gratitude today when we can’t bring a thanksgiving offering? Why does G-d enjoy the scent of animal sacrifices? Why is it a sin for Jews to refrain from bearing witness about G-d to the world? What was the “tent of meeting” and what is its role today? 27 Adar Why did G-d not abide by the rabbinic ruling after 27 Adar? Why did 27 Adar happen in a month of joy? Did the Rebbe ever speak out against Pesach food price gouging? Follow-up (episode 346): Shattering the tablets How do we understand Hashems “threat” of obliterating the Jewish people? Chassidus question: Will there be prayers after the Temple is rebuilt? MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 18th Place winners: Essay English: STOP THE TRAIN!!! Chani Segelman, 19, Shlucha, Machon Alte Seminary, Los Angeles, CA Essay Hebrew (men): דיסוננס קוגנטיבי, Avrohom Friedman, Student, Beitar Illit, Israel Essay Hebrew (women): מחיצה דקה - האם רק בין קרירות לכפירה, Chaya Sarah Erentrau, Jerusalem, Israel Creative: Creation as an Act of Love (mixed media with text and visual), Ella Hadar, 16, Student, Torah Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa Go here and here for our special section of programs and resources addressing these trying and unprecedented times MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:09:45
March 15, 2021
Ep 347: 27 Adar: Redeeming the Rebbe’s Speech by Becoming the Rebbe’s Mouthpiece
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Vayakhel-Pekudei, Hachodesh and Nissan          o What is golus and geulah in our personal lives, and how do we turn displacement into redemption?         o What was Betzalel’s role as builder of the Sanctuary?         o How can lowly materials become a Divine Mishkan? What is their significance?  • Lessons from 25 Adar – 120th birthday of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka         o What is the connection to the birthday of the universe?         o What do we learn from a birthday?  • What do we learn from 27 Adar?         o What was the last teaching of the Rebbe before the stroke?         o The power of unity         o Redeeming the Rebbe’s speech by becoming the Rebbe’s mouthpiece   • Covid and joy        o How are we to fulfill our role as Shluchim in the age of Covid limitations?         o How can we bring the joy of Shabbos back into our homes during these times of lockdown?          o Please explain the concept simcha poretz geder. Specifically: how can we force ourselves to be joyous during the current pandemic?  • Why did Tanya not prevent the epidemic?   • Is it possible that G-d has not yet sent Moshiach because He is deriving too much pleasure from all that we are doing to fulfill His will?  • Comments and Follow-up:         o Tanya applied         o Abuse         o Acknowledgements  • Chassidus question: Why should I care about what's happening “up there”; why should I learn about seder hishtalshilus?  • MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 17th Place winners:         o Essay English: A Journey from Fear and Suffering to Control and Serenity, Countess Rivka Elkaim, 68, Bal Harbour, FL. Age 68         o Essay Hebrew (men): שטות דקדושה, Levi Bar, Student, Kfar Chabad, Israel         o Essay Hebrew (women): עידן הקורונה - בוא נצא מהבידוד, Mushka Malka Dekel, Student, Beis Chana Seminary, Tzfas, Israel         o Creative: Tefillah to the Heavens (painting), Tanni Cohen, 15, Student, Torah Academy – Johannesburg, South Africa 
01:10:53
March 8, 2021
Ep. 346: How Do I Deal With a Serious Setback – Loss, Trauma, Death and Other Hardships?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Ki Tissa and Parah         o How do I deal with a serious setback? With loss, trauma, death and other hardships?         o What fundamentals can we learn from this week’s Parsha based on the sicha of Ki Tissa 5752?         o What relevant lessons does the red heifer have for us today?         o If the people who saw the miracles of the exodus and the revelations at Sinai could still sin and make a golden calf, what chance do we have to not steer away from sin?         o What are the 13 attributes of mercy, and how can we use them in our daily lives?         o Why did Moshe break the tablets?         o Why was it necessary to create a second set of tablets?         o What exactly was the sin of the golden calf, why is idolatry such a severe sin and why would G-d be “jealous” of false gods?         o Can we correlate Moses’ mask and the Covid masks we are wearing today?  • Lessons from Purim         o What happened after the Purim story in the Megillah?          o Why is the entire Megillah written in Hebrew and not in Persian?         o Are kohanim allowed to drink excessively on Purim?           o What is the importance of giving the half shekel?         o Did the Rebbe ever publicly say a “Purim Torah”?         o Why could Esther commit adultery in order to save the Jews, but Mordechai was not allowed to bow to Haman?  • Follow-up:         o Mars landing         o Bitachon  • Chassidus question: How do you explain the Hayom Yom of Shushan Purim Katan that the stones benefit from the words of Torah we speak while we tread on them?  • MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 16th Place winners:         o Essay English: First, Love Yourself, Sara Friedman, 18, Student, Yeshiva Schools Pittsburgh, PA        o Essay Hebrew (men): שמחה - אתגר החיים, Simcha Bunem Feldman, Educator, Beis Shemesh, Israel         o Essay Hebrew (women): מצבי רוח במשנת הרבי, Esther Meizlish, Educator, Kfar Chabad, Israel         o Creative: What is Within (3D model), Naomi Deitsch, 17, Student, Beis Chana, Orange, CT, New Haven, CT 
01:08:08
March 7, 2021
Ep 345: Is There Spiritual Significance to the Landing on Mars and the General Exploration of Space?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson, or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Lessons from 9 Adar and Tetzaveh        o What is the significance of the Frierdiker Rebbe's arrival to the “lower hemisphere?         o What can we learn from this about battling the godless “communists” of our time?        o Why is Moshe’s name not mentioned in this parsha?  • Chassidus Applied to Purim        o What is the significance of the mitzvah of eradicating Amalek?         o Why would G-d create evil people and then command us to obliterate them?        o Why don’t we hoot when King Saul’s name is mentioned?        o Why does the Megillah start with a party that happened years before the main part of the story?        o Why are Pesachia and Hadassah called by their secular Persian names, Mordechai and Esther?        o What ever happened to Vashti?        o What happened to Achashverosh after the Purim story in the Megillah?         o Did Haman work in a barber shop before getting a job in Achashverosh's court?        o Why is there a custom to wear masks on Purim?        o Is there a connection to Covid masks?        o Why did the Rebbe not wear a costume on Purim if that is the custom?  • What is special about the month of Adar? Should one push off a court case to this month?  • Is there spiritual significance to the landing on Mars and the general exploration of space?  • Follow-up: Bizbuz ha’otzros  • Chassidus question: How do we explain the statement cited in Chassidus that Yom Kippurim is only like Purim?  MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:14:15
February 22, 2021
Ep 344: How Are We to Understand the Idea of Jews as the “Chosen People”?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson, or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to 7 Adar, Terumah and Zachor        o How are you empowered by the Moshe within?        o How to turn your life and home into a holy sanctuary?        o What can we do to eradicate apathy and doubts?  • How does Chassidus view the relationship between spiritual/emotional health and physical health?  • Does ambition have a purpose according to Chassidus? Or is it better to be without ambition completely?  • What is the best way to daven that Hashem puts you in the right place at the right time to meet your bashert?  • Non-Jews        o What is the difference between psyche and soul from a Chassidic perspective, and how are they different by Jews and non-Jews?        o Are non-Jews obligated to have bitachon?        o How do I talk to my non-Jewish patients about G-d and the purpose of life? What topics and ideas in Chassidus can I share with them?        o Is one allowed to listen to non-Jewish explanations of the Torah?  • How are we to understand the idea of Jews as the “chosen people”?  • Follow-up: Effort  • Chassidus question: What is Tanya’s realistic expectation of us? Are we expected to be perfect or accountable? Is the Tanya's beinoni a real person or just a theoretical model of the ideal non-tzaddik?  • MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 15th Place winners:        o Essay English: The Power of Imagery, Yehuda Shmotkin, 35, Shliach, Chabad of Hamilton Heights and City College, New York, NY        o Essay Hebrew (men): התמודדות עם עצלות וכבדות מהתניא, Benayahu Yankovitch, Jerusalem, Israel        o Essay Hebrew (women): רכישת אסרטיביות מתוך ספר התניא, Mrs. Rivkah Yankovitch, Jerusalem, Israel        o Creative: The Anatomy According to Chassidus (sketchbook), Chaya Youngworth, 18, Student, Torah Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa  MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:20:35
February 15, 2021
Ep. 343: Is Psychology Antithetical to Torah?
Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus Applied to Mishpatim, Shekalim and Rosh Chodesh Adar How do we balance reason and faith? How do we build a relationship with G-d? What is the power of joy? Our polarized country - follow-up Was the Rebbe ever in a pandemic? Psychology and Torah Please frame psychology, spirituality, and Chassidus in some sort of context Is psychology antithetical to Torah? Non-Jews Do non-Jews have a soul and free will? What is the difference between psyche and soul from a Chassidic perspective, and how are they different by Jews and non-Jews? How do you explain the end of chapter one in Tanya? Chassidus question: What are the 288 sparks? Where did they come from and what are we supposed to do with them? MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 14th Place winners: Essay English: The BT Approach: Ways to Move Past Barriers to Growth, Michoel Moshel, 25 Psychology Student, Dover Heights, Australia Essay Hebrew (men): מעלות הנישואין, Ariel Nevai, Beitar Ilit, Israel Essay Hebrew (women): שמחה זו לא בדיחה, Student, Miri Sudakevitch, Kfar Chabad, Israel Creative: The World Around Us through the Lens of Chassidus (mixed media with text and visual), Fraida Raskin, 18, Student, Beth Rivkah Ladies’ College. Hometown: East Bentleigh, Australia
01:15:44
February 8, 2021
Ep. 342: What Can We Learn About the Covid Vaccine From the Rebbe’s Attitude to Previous Vaccinations?
Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus Applied to Chof Beis Shevat and Yisro  The Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka as partner with the Rebbe  What can we do to honor the Rebbetzin?  Her words: “In Lubavitch all is good”  How do we apply Mattan Torah today?  Why was Sinai preceded by Yisro’s arrival and the lesson for us?  Parents and children: How can I heal from an abusive home?   What can we learn about the Covid vaccine from the Rebbe’s attitude to previous vaccinations?  Bitachon in face of challenges  What can we say to disillusioned teenagers who have experienced losses?  How do we explain to our children prayers not being fulfilled?  Follow-up:  What can I do to receive an answer from the Rebbe?   Will this world come to an end?  Chassidus question: What does bizbuz ha’otzros mean in practical terms?  MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 13th Place winners:  Essay English: Getting In Shape – For the Final Redemption! Chaya Miriam (Cynthia) Moline, QEP – Technical Copywriter, Jupiter, FL   Essay Hebrew (men): כיצד לטפל במשבר ערך החיים בזמננו? Gilad Cohen, Student, Jerusalem, Israel  Essay Hebrew (women): יתרון האור מן החושך, Chana Vals, Educator, Be’er Sheva, Israel  Creative: Ketores of Kedoshim (poetry), Sholom Cohen, 69, Carnegie Mellon University – Principal Engineer, Pittsburgh, PA
01:19:14
February 1, 2021
Ep. 341: Can We Be Angry at G-d When Our Friends and Community Members Die of Covid?
Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus Applied to Tu B’shevat and Beshalach  What do you do when you’re stuck?  What is the secret to success?  Lessons we learn from the time when the Jews were stuck between the sea before them and the pursuing Egyptians behind them  What do we learn from trees?  Bitachon in face of challenges  Can we be angry at G-d when our friends and community members die of Covid?  How do we explain bitachon and emunah when they apparently don't bring the intended results?  What can I do to change my negative feelings and lack of trust in G-d due to my life challenges?  Parents and Children  How do I get over very harsh words my mother told me?  Children’s Apathy to Judaism  How would you deal with teens who are apathetic towards Yiddishkeit?  What is an appropriate response to my 11-year old son who confided in me that he fears that he won’t be religious when he grows up?  Chassidus question: Is dirah b’tachtonim a reason for creation that emerged only in later generations?  MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 12th Place winners:  Essay English: “They didn’t change their names, their language or their dress” -- Staying strong to who we are despite our surroundings, Mushka Cohen, 16, Student, Beth Rivkah, Montreal, Canada  Essay Hebrew (men): פיזור הנפש, Mr. Meir Ha’Itan, Jerusalem, Israel  Essay Hebrew (women): בנין החינוך - עסק משפחתי מצליח, Chana’le Gufchi, Educator, Kiryat Malachi, Israel  Creative: Infusion (painting. Creative Art Piece. Oil on Canvas), Rivky Taichman, 20, Shlucha at Machon Alte Tzfat. Crown Heights, NY 
01:04:39
January 25, 2021
Ep. 339: What Are We to Make of President Trump and Events of This Week?
Chassidus Applied to Vaeirah and Rosh Chodesh Shevat  How do we deal with the deepest darkness? The revelation of Havaya in the abyss of Mitzrayim  Bringing Torah and Chassidus to all languages and peoples  President Trump and Events of this Week  From a Torah perspective, what are we to make of the recent events in Washington?  What attitude should we have to President Trump today?   How can we possibly reconcile the great divide in our country today?  Are we headed toward civil war?  Suicide  Suicide is frightening me. Please address this recent tragedy and inspire us all with some light.   Did the Rebbe ever speak about mental illness, suicide and related issues?  Parents and Children  How should I address my husband who chooses not to connect and provide unconditional love to his children because they are more modern?  What can we do about our son who suddenly stopped talking to us?  Chassidus question: What is the maamar called “Der Frumer Va’eirah”?  MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 11th Place winners:  Essay English: The Lamplighter, Rivka Cohen, 24, Bais Chana Women International,  Hometown: Jerusalem, Israel  Essay Hebrew (men): חיים קלים עם אנשים קשים, Mr. Yahal Dahan, Tzfat, Israel  Essay Hebrew (women): מסע פנימי לגאולה, Mrs. Binah Nachshon, Jerusalem, Israel  Creative: My Garden (poetry), Yosef Kaufmann, 27, Sofer, Johannesburg, South Africa 
01:06:38
January 11, 2021
Ep. 338: I Plan on Committing Suicide. I’m in So Much Pain! Please Help...
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: •  Chassidus Applied to Chof and Chof Dalet Teves          o The similarities of the Rambam and the Alter Rebbe         o The role of leaders in difficult times  •  Lessons from Shemos:         o Why is the entire book of Shemos called Sefer HaGeulah?         o How to deal with demons – Mitzrayim – in our spirits?         o How to see beyond the tzimtzum’s abyss?  •  Is it inappropriate to wish someone Happy New Year?  •  Suicide         o I plan on committing suicide. I’m in so much pain! Please help...        o What can we do to help someone contemplating suicide?          o Suicide is frightening me? Please address this recent tragedy and inspire us all with some light       •  Chassidus question: Please explain Tanya chapter 12: How can one be a Benoni who has never sinned when there are three daily sins no one is spared from?  •  MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 10th Place winners:         o Essay English: Irrelevant Micromanagement, Chaya Rivkin, 19, Student, Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim, Hometown: New Orleans, LA         o Essay Hebrew (men): נחיתות ופתרונה - ע”פ תורת החסידות, Shlomo Chaim Shmuelevitz, Beis Shaan, Israel         o Essay Hebrew (women): לחיות בתודעה אלוקית, Chana Leibman, Rishon L’Tzion, Israel         o Creative: Torah Map (maps), Anthony Bensusan, 63, London, UK MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:00:47
January 4, 2021
Ep. 337: How Do I Improve My Relationship With My Father?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Vayechi What defines real life? Why was Yosef buried in Egypt? Is Hei Teves an eis ratzon? Nittel Where did the custom of playing chess on the night of nittel begin? Who won the chess game between the Frierdiker Rebbe and the Rebbe? Why don’t we learn on nittel night? How do I become more confident in my life choices? How do I improve my relationship with my father, who is more interested in my spiritual state than my physical one? How can I have clarity in a decision I made if I can’t get a direct answer from the Rebbe? With so many marriages happening today between Jews and non-orthodox converts, is there anything we can do to welcome them into the community in order to stem intermarriage? I find myself struggling with desires that fuel my animal soul. How are we supposed to have passion for things that are found in the holy books rather than in the streets? Chassidus question: Please explain Tanya chapter 7: Why is it so bad to enjoy life in a kosher way? MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 9th Place winners: Essay English: Complacency- And how to be Dissatisfied with It, Koby Berkovits, 18, Student, Kesser Torah College, Sydney, Australia Essay Hebrew (men): דיבור ושיפור, Meir Ha’itan, Kedomim, Israel Essay Hebrew (women): רגישות גבוהה במשנת חסידות חב”ד, Highly Sensitive Person’s (HSP’s), Chaya Mizrachi, Kfar Chabad, Israel Creative: The Edges of Illusion (poetry), Yehudis Fishman, 76, Self Employed - Community Educator, Boulder, CO
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December 28, 2020
Ep. 336: Why Does G-d Test People With Misfortune?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Hei Teves and Vayigash  Celebrating the enduring eternity of the Rebbe, his teachings and directives  Joseph’s dramatic reunion with his brothers  Lessons from 10th of Teves: Nipping a problem in the bud  Which is the main miracle of Chanukah, finding the oil or winning the war?   Why does G-d test people with misfortune?  Is it necessary to talk to your Mashpia about things that you feel you could figure out on your own?  Is there ever a limit to following a psak din even when it doesn’t sit well with us?  Is there recourse to challenge a halachic ruling?   When facing a dilemma, how do we decide whether to ask one’s spouse, or consult a mashpia, get advice from a rov or ask him a full blown shaala?  How can we be complacent about the Democratic anti-Torah values agenda?  Follow-up:  Marrying cousins  Was Yaakov ready for the geulah?  Making aliya to Eretz Yisroel: Is it a state of mind?  Chassidus question: What is the spiritual significance of snow?  MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 8th Place winners:  Essay English: Unconditional Trust, Aidel Cohen, 25, Tzivos Hashem, Writer and Editor, Brooklyn, NY Essay Hebrew (men): החסידות למעשה, Applied Chassidus, Yohansan Ziv, Bnei Brak, Israel Essay Hebrew (women):  רגשות אשמה - חרטה, לקיחת אחריות ותיקון, או הלקאה עצמית מזיקה? Feelings of guilt - remorse, taking responsibility and correction, or harmful self-flagellation? Debbie Mintzberg, Bnei Brak, Israel Creative: A Tale of Gold and Dirt (poetry), Rivka Goldenberg, 19, Student, Beis Chana – Tzfas Seminary, Lawrenceville, NJ 
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December 21, 2020
Ep. 335: Should a Chossid Eat Jelly Doughnuts on Chanukah?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Chanukah and Miketz  • What five messages do the Chanukah lights teach us  • Why did the Rebbe cross out the words “whispering flames”?  • With so much pain and darkness how do you maintain a positive outlook?   • Should a chossid eat jelly doughnuts on Chanukah?  • Why is Judaism so obsessed with food?  • How can we take on and maintain so many resolutions?  • What should be our attitude to the Covid vaccine?  • Should we still be following Covid medical guidelines?  • Is there a double standard when it comes to discussing Trump and Biden?  • Would it be okay to name our children Donald?  • Chassidus question: How can we apply the Kabbalistic explanation of Chanukah in Derech Mitzvosecho to our lives? MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:14:06
December 14, 2020
Ep. 334: Special Yud Tes Kislev Student Edition
• Chassidus Applied to Yud Tes-Chof Kislev and Vayeishev 0:24 • How can we say that the Yidden had Bechirah by matan torah - Hashem picked up the mountain over their heads?  09:20 • Is there anything wrong with listening to Jewish music that are not niggunim?  13:36 • Is there a reason the Rebbe does not put so much emphasis on Rebbetzin Devorah Leah's story? It seems that Chassidim feel very emotional about it, and I was wondering if there is an explanation as to why, for example the Rebbe does not say a sicha every year about it?  17:05 • What's the regard that we, as Dor Hashvi Chassidim (who never knew any other Rabeim) should be having with the Chassidus of the six previous Rabbeim - besides for the Horaos the Rebbe clearly gave (i.e.  Chitas, Tanya, Likuttei Torah, Torah Ohr ex.)? Shouldn't we be only/ mainly learning our generations Chassidus? But then what about the rest of Chassidus?  21:18 • Should I be nervous when something comes too easy, if it says yagati umatzati taamin? 26:43 • Why do we teach and give Chassidus to young children? Why don't we hold it back a bit so they can appreciate it when they grow up?  29:00 • How can one attain real bittul if one can actually have the Rebbes will be his own?  31:43 • What's a mashpia for - we know she is to connect you to the Rebbe but how?  35:08 • What is Torah's perspective on therapy? If Torah has all the answers on how to live a healthy life, then why the need for therapy? And if Torah does, why does it not feel applicable? If it isn't, then what's our approach to this all?  38:43 • What should I do if my feelings are numb? I've been through some really painful things in the past few years and until a little while ago, I felt the pain, it hurt, I cried, but now I just don't feel anything anymore.  I also stopped feeling for things in Yiddishkeit. What's the way to start feeling my emotions again?  43:15 • What is a practical way to think of/ deal with having depression and anxiety disorder?  47:27 • When an emotion arouses what should one do with it?  49:48 • How can I use my capabilities of doing all my dreams now when I am only in high school, is it true that my fullest potential is kind of blocked by my position as a student?  52:00 • Why does hashem set people up for failure? Like when Moshe hit the rock, Hashem purposely made him hit the rock so the yidden wouldn't get into Eretz Yisroel etc. 54:19 • Are all neshamos the same? If not, what makes them different?  56:44 • Will we turn into malachim?  59:21 • Will the world ever end?  01:00:34 • Do tzadikim start out perfect? if not how would someone know if they are a tzadik?  01:02:17 • What does chassidish mean?  01:04:44 • How do you deal with bad influences?  01:05:56 • If time is a creation down here and there's no concept of time above, why do we say a Neshama is busy for 30 days after it's niftar?  01:07:16 •  When the Sforno talks about Moshe hitting the rock, he brings in 3 types of miracles. The first one is Tzadikim davening. Why does it mention specifically Tzadikim, can't all yidden daven? And if it's specifically for Tzadikim why are we all encouraged to daven when someone is unwell?  01:10:04 •  I like learning geography and world history, but it's not really chochmas haumas - so am I allowed to learn it?  01:11:13 • What does it mean hesech ha’daas in relation to validating your emotions?  01:11:50 • The Rebbe says that we have finished our avodah and we are ready to greet Moshiach, but the Rebbe also says that we haven't done enough and need to do even more. Which one is it? 01:13:42
01:17:42
December 7, 2020
Ep 333: Should a Husband See Himself as His Wife’s Mashpia? What's Torah"s View on Marrying Cousins?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Yud Dalet Kislev         o Why were the Rebbe’s parents unable to attend his wedding?        o What is the Torah’s position on marrying cousins?        o Why doesn't the Torah give marriage advice?        o Should a husband see himself as his wife’s mashpia?  • Lessons from Yud Tes Kislev and Vayishlach        o Why would heaven be opposed to the Alter Rebbe teaching Chassidus?        o What lessons does the reunion between Jacob and Esau teach us about Yud Tes Kislev?        o Is there a correlation between the campaign to inspire non-Jews about the Seven Noahide               Laws and the birur of Esau in this week’s Parsha?  • Is there a double standard when it comes to discussing Trump and Biden?  • Covid related:       o How can we rely on authorities when it’s possible that the blind are leading the blind?        o What are your thoughts on the recent Covid-related crackdowns targeting religious Jews?        o Now that some Rabbis are beginning to change their opinions regarding lockdowns, would                  civil disobedience be allowed according to halacha?  • Is it appropriate for a wealthy person to live a luxurious life?  • Chassidus question: How could Rochel have violated Yaakov’s trust by giving the signs to Leah?  • MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 7th Place winners:        o Essay English: Window for Words, Moshe Miller, 65, Chicago, IL, Writing, translating, teaching, guiding. Self-employed, Chicago, IL          o Essay Hebrew (men): קולקטיביזם מודרני ואינדיבידואליזם חסידי, Collectivism and Individualism in               the Teachings of the Rebbe, R’ Chaim Luria, Lod, Israel         o Essay Hebrew (women): מחשבה בריאה, Healthy Thought, Mirav Basari, Tzafarya, Israel         o Creative: Me’odecha: A Niggun (music), Moshe Gordon, 19, Brooklyn, NY, Student, Tomchei              Temimim, Morristown
01:15:49
November 30, 2020
Ep. 332: What To Do if My Spouse Chooses to Believe Conspiracy Theories?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Tes and Yud Kislev and Vayeitzei 0:37 What is the purpose of our descent into this hostile world?  What did the Mitteler Rebbe contribute to Chassidus?  A listener’s blessing to the community  Was Rivkah actually 3 years old when she got married to Yitzchak?!  Why was it okay for Yaakov to cheat Esau out of his birthright?!   Should we be following the new Covid precautions?  Is wearing a mask on Shabbos permissible?  What should I do if my spouse chooses to believe nearly every conspiracy theory, especially those related to health?  Are you a supporter of Trump or Biden?  Why do you refer to this post-election time as being in a weird and bizarre state?  Should we stay out of politics?  Chassidus question: Is our soul purified anew each morning?  MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 6th Place winners:  Essay English: Weaning Our Children Off Extrinsic Motivation, Liba Rimler, 21, Teacher, Cheder Chabad of Monsey, Pomona, NY  Essay Hebrew (men): הגישה החסידית לחיים מאושרים בעולם הפוסטמודרני, The Chassidic Approach to a Fulfilling Life in the Post-Modern World, Yisroel Yitzchaki, Charish, Israel  Essay Hebrew (women): נא להתקשר, Please Connect, Chana Ben-Chamo, Kfar Chabad, Israel  Creative: Aleph; Elevating 2D to 3D (sculpture), Sarah Mochkin, 28, Village Community School, School Administration, Brooklyn, NY
01:11:55
November 23, 2020
Ep. 331: Should We All Make Aliyah to Israel Now?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Toldos How can we achieve renewal after setbacks? How do you explain Yitzchak and Rivkah giving birth to Esau? How to look at the election results Should we all make aliyah to Israel now? Does Covid represent a plague-like atmosphere similar to the one in the days of Pharaoh? Is there a similarity between our time and the generation of the flood? Does Torah lean toward socialism or capitalism? What should I do about my online addictions? Follow-up Chassidus question: How do explain the statement that this world is closer to the iggul hagadol then the higher worlds? MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 5th Place winners: Essay English: The Super Human Unmasked, Anonymous, 19, Student Beis Chana, Tzfas Seminary Essay Hebrew (men): תרומת החסידות בהתמודדות עם כישלון, The Contribution of Chassidus in Dealing with Failure, מנדל רי'גייר Mendel Raijer, 32, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shliach Essay Hebrew (women): לבחור בחיים, To Choose Life, Ruchi Shpitzer, Educator, Buenos Aires, Argentina Creative: Mind Control – Controlling our Thoughts According to Chassidus (Video and Music), Nechoma Dina Rosenberg, 20, Teacher’s Assistant, Brooklyn, NY
01:14:12
November 16, 2020
Ep. 330: How Should We React to the Election Results?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Chayei Sarah 0:33 What defines true life?  Are the stories in Bereishis as important as the mitzvos discussed in other Chumashim?   Why is there limited discussion of the Imahos in the Torah?  Why do we find more discussion in Torah about the wicked than about the good?  How should we react to the election results?  Should we pray for leaders in power?  Is everything Hashem does good immediately or will it lead to a greater good in the long term?  Would a brain chip be acceptable according to Torah?  Why did G-d create rich people?  What should I do about my online addictions? Follow-up  Chassidus question: Why do we mention the avos in our prayers?  MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: Student winners:  Essay English: Seeing the Future, Lily Richman, 24, Student at Machon Alte Seminary. Twinsburg, Ohio.   Essay Hebrew (men): OCD, Menachem Mendel Yeshayahu, Kiryat Shmuel, Haifa, Israel  Essay Hebrew (women): Is Fundamental Change Possible? שינוי עצמי - אפשרי? Mushka Tabiv, Kfar Chabad, Israel  Creative: Unifying Force: The Power of Giving (hand woven tapestry), Ruth Bell, 64, Shlucha, Artist, Jewish Heritage Center Coordinator. Leeds, UK
01:08:51
November 9, 2020
Ep. 329: Should We Vote for Trump or Biden?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Chof Cheshvan and Vayeira Did the biblical stories of the avos actually happen or are they just metaphors? What is unique about the revelation of Vayeira when G-d revealed Himself earlier to Abraham? Why did Abraham wait to perform the mitzvah of bris until he was 99? Chof Cheshvan: 160th anniversary of the Rebbe Rashab’s birth: What is the connection between the Rebbe Rashab crying for divine revelation with his life and legacy? Why are my parents insisting that I move out of my home at 27 when Abraham left his home at 75? How do we know that Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt? Election 2020: What is the Rebbe’s view on preserving the USA? Should we vote for Trump or Biden? Would it be a chilul hashem for someone to publicize that they are voting for Trump? Can we vote in a church building? What would the government be like without G-d? What should I do about my online addictions? Chassidus question: Was Abraham the first Jew? Part II MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest 3rd place winners: English essay, $1,000 winner: The Alter Rebbe’s Brilliant Solution to the Addict’s Dilemma, Shraga Crombie, 38, Shliach, Chabad House at Rutgers University, Edison, NJ Hebrew essay (men), $500 winner: How to choose the correct diet? כיצד לבחור דיאטה נכונה? Rabbi Dovid Zalmanov, Kiev, Ukraine Hebrew essay (women), $500 winner: Taste of a Life. טעם החיים, Chana Berger, student, Migdal Ha’Emek, Israel Creative: Just a Leaf (lyrics and music), Esty Stern. 28, Brooklyn, NY
01:13:07
November 2, 2020
Ep. 328: Perspective on the US Elections and Latest Peace Agreements in the Middle East
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • The critical relevance of Chassidus for our trying times  • Chassidus Applied to Zayin Cheshvan and Lech Lecha  • Transforming mundane life with the power of Tishrei  • What is the secret to true growth and self-actualization?  • What’s your take on the US elections and latest peace agreements in the Middle East?  • The Torah view on Covid – follow-up  • Is someone who wears a mask, follows distancing guidelines and gets vaccines lacking in bitachon?  • What to do if my trusted doctor rejects a proven remedy?  • What should I do about my husband’s addiction to inappropriate online content? Part IV  • Chassidus question: Was Abraham the first Jew?  • 2020 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Hebrew Essay Contest: 1st and 2nd place winning essays MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:14:05
October 26, 2020
Ep 327: With Conflicting Messages During These Times, What and Who Should We Believe?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to the post holidays  • Lessons from Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan and Parshas Noach  • Which health guidelines should we be following today according to the Torah?  • With conflicting messages coming from different sources about our behavior during these times, what and who should we believe?   • What attitude should we have to the government’s enforcement of health measures in orthodox Jewish communities, and to the protests and mask burnings in response? Are Jews being unfairly targeted? If yes, what should we do about it?  • What higher message is there to be learned from the confluence of chaos happening now in so many areas – from the pandemic to the political, racial, economic etc.?  • Chassidus question: What is the significance of saying v’yaakov holech lidarko at the end of the Tishrei holidays?  • 2020 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 2nd place winning essay and creative MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:12:43
October 19, 2020
Ep. 326: What Personal Message Does Rosh Hashana Offer Us?
Chassidus Applied to Rosh Hashana Chassidus Applied to Rosh Hashana How to experience renewal? Can you share an original and important idea about Rosh Hashana? What personal message does Rosh Hashana offer us? How can we “trick” the angels by not blowing shofar on Erev Rosh Hashana? Why don’t we blow shofar when Rosh Hashana falls out on Shabbos? Please explain the concept that G-d recreates the world every moment Are there things that can block our prayers from reaching G-d, or block His blessings from reaching us? What should I do about my husband’s addiction to inappropriate online content? Part III Follow-up: Neshama chadasha 2020 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: Winning essay and creative
01:08:53
September 14, 2020
Ep. 325: Announcing the Winners of the 2020 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Chai Elul   • Was the Baal Shem Tov a gaon?  • What does it mean that the Alter Rebbe had a neshama chadasha? Are some souls greater than others?  • Can you share the three most practical lessons from the Tanya for people today?  • Lessons from Netzavim-Vayeilech: Unwavering roots and expansive growth  • 60 Days: Resources for preparing for the New Year in these trying and unprecedented times  • When praying, is it better to read from the siddur or can someone just make up their own prayers?  • Can I pray in a place where there are idols?  • What should I do about my husband’s addiction to inappropriate online content? Part II  • Announcing the Winners of the 2020 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:13:19
September 7, 2020
Ep. 324: What Should I Do About My Husband’s Addiction to Inappropriate Online Content?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to 11, 13 and 15 Elul:  Love, trust and accountability 01:00 • 60 Days: Resources for preparing for the New Year in these trying and unprecedented times 23:31 • Lessons from Ki Tavo and yeshiva: Intimate connection. Internalizing the experience 11:00 • The power of gratitude 14:08 • Are the verses in the Song of Songs ever to be understood literally? 25:27 • Is Elul considered a month of harvest? 22:38 • What should I think about when listening to the shofar? 34:32 • Is there a time of year when prayers are more effective? 40:45 • What should I do about my husband’s addiction to inappropriate online content? 43:23 • Chassidus question: How do we understand the statement that after six millennia there will be one or two thousand years of “destruction”? Will the Messianiac era last only one millennium? 01:05:40 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:13:18
August 31, 2020
Ep. 323: How Do We Find Clarity Amidst All the Disinformation Being Spread Today?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Elul and Ki Teitzei  • How to experience the High Holidays in a new way  • 60 Days: Resources for preparing for the New Year in these trying and unprecedented times  • What practical steps can we do this Elul to make an actual difference in our lives?  • How to fight battles by remaining above your adversaries  • Does G-d answer our prayers in Elul?  • How can you connect with G-d in a way that you can feel Him responding?  • How do we find clarity amidst all the disinformation being spread today?  • Are there any predictions about current events in the Torah?  • Follow-up:        o What should we do about liberals trying to force our schools to teach their agenda?         o Political conflicts  • Chassidus question: Why is it special to pray at certain holy sites when G-d hears our prayers everywhere? MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:09:24
August 24, 2020
Ep. 322: Israel-UAE Peace: What Would the Rebbe Say?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Elul and Shoftim 00:37 22:00 • What lessons does Elul offer us?  05:40 • How the transition from Av to Elul can help us today 06:44 • 60 Days: Resources for preparing for the New Year in these trying and unprecedented times 10:48 • Was the Rebbe a novi (prophet)? 24:45 • Why does the Torah endorse and require a king? 38:26 • Can we “change” G-d's mind? 44:24 • What would the Rebbe’s opinion be about the peace agreement between the UAE and Israel? 46:50 • Why was the Rebbe against the Camp David peace agreement with Egypt? 46:50 • Follow up          • Trust 01:00:08 • Chassidus question: Please explain the Alter Rebbe’s example for Elul of “the king in the field” 01:00:54 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:08:05
August 17, 2020
Ep 321: Chof Av: Seeing the Divine in Everything; Teachings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Chof Av 0:35 • Teachings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak:         o Life is much more than the absence of death 06:07       o Seeing the divine in everything, even in suffering 10:45       o Gifting a child with greatness 16:48 • Re’eh: Behold the gift of clarity 19:18 • Can the Rebbe be Moshiach? 31:13 • What should we do about liberals trying to force our schools to teach their agenda? 43:38 • Are we facing a real moral battle in the upcoming elections? 51:17 • Is it appropriate to see non-religious therapists and read secular advice books? 55:43 • Follow-up:        o Trust  59:10       o Gog U’magog 01:01:26 • Chassidus question: What are the dynamics of the “shattering of the containers” in Tohu? 01:02:44 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:10:30
August 10, 2020
Ep 320: What Should I Do About Phone Addiction and Worse...?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to 15 Av and Eikev 07:25 • The birth of redemption in the belly of the abyss 02:18 • Why is the 15th of Av equated with Yom Kippur? 12:26 • What is the power of the “heel”? 16:50 • What are your thoughts on today’s political conflicts and polarization? 24:10 • What can I do about my losing trust in G-d? 28:10 • Is the battle between shor ha’bor (a giant ox) and leviathan (a giant fish) a physical or a spiritual one? 37:12 • What should I do about phone addiction and worse...? 41:06 • Is it appropriate to see non-religious therapists? 52:30 • Chassidus question: Was the “shattering of the containers” an accident? Can everyone elevate sparks? 01:03:00 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:11:12
August 3, 2020
Ep. 319: Which Takes Precedent: Doing a Mitzvah or Helping My Wife?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times  27:27 • Announcing the Meaningful Lifeline Campaign 03:28 • Chassidus Applied to 5 Av and 9 Av 06:05 • Why was Moshiach born on Tisha B’Av? 07:42 • How is the uniqueness of the Arizal an antidote to the Nine Days? 22:00 • What do we say to someone who argues that there is no need to fast since we are in Moshiach’s times? 32:20 • Which takes precedent: Doing a mitzvah or helping my wife? 37:00 • Does bitachon apply also for trusting G-d to provide us with luxuries? 40:15 • What is the war of Gog and Magog before the coming of Moshiach? 48:05 • Follow-up:        o Masks 56:38       o Secular books on marriage 57:55 • Chassidus question: Does Chassidus connect the Ninth of Av with the statement about the sefiros “ten and not nine”? 01:04:34 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:09:37
July 27, 2020
Ep. 318: Who Is Our Greatest Enemy?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times  14:55 • Chassidus Applied to Menachem Av and Devorim/Chazon 0:27 • Who is our greatest enemy? 20:18 • How should we react to good things happening to us during the three weeks?  33:26 • How should we react to the recent Chilul Hashem caused by someone who last year created an enormous Kiddush Hashem? 36:20 • Is the pandemic a sign that our shlichus has ended? 41:52 • Can I wear a mask made of shatnez? 52:19 • How were the tribes of Reuven and Gad allowed to settle outside of Israel? 54:12 • Follow-up: BLM signs 01:03:48 • Chassidus question: Chassidus speaks about being a pnimi and being completely focused on one task. How do you reconcile that with the ability, especially of women, to multitask? 01:00:10 • Niggun: 01:05:13 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:10:56
July 20, 2020
Ep. 317: What Should I Say to a Neighbor Pressuring Me to Display a BLM Sign On My Lawn?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to the Three Weeks and Matos-Massei  0:25  • What can we do when we find ourselves in dire straits? 7:23 • What are the two secrets to growing through challenges? 10:05 • Should we be praying also for non-Jews during this pandemic? 22:09 • What should I say to a neighbor pressuring me to put up a BLM sign on my front lawn? 26:48 • Can mandatory volunteerism be part of the way to help America heal? (follow-up) 36:50 • Why are there such brutal punishments in the Torah? 44:05 • In light of Pinchas’s zealotry, how do we look at antinomianism? 49:03 • Follow-up:        o Masks (episode 316) 53:09       o Slavery (episodes 314-315) 58:23 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:03:12
July 13, 2020
Ep. 316: Why Can’t We Be Critical of the BLM Movement?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times  26:07 • Chassidus Applied to 12-13 Tammuz and Pinchas: Nothing is Impossible 1:30 • Lessons from 17 Tammuz and the Three Weeks: Fighting to uphold the “walls” surrounding and protecting Judaism 18:02 • Please share more personal experiences and songs 30:27 • Why is no one wearing masks in 770?  34:31 • Why can’t we talk openly and be critical of the BLM movement? 38:22 • What’s your opinion about the distinction made by political leaders in NY between public protests and religious gatherings? 58:15 • Why do so many people not get it? 49:40 • Are destruction of statues and riots a sign of Moshiach’s coming? 56:51 • Can mandatory volunteerism be part of the way to help America heal? 59:51 • What can we do about skyrocketing housing and tuition costs? 01:01:30 • How do I focus my mind during prayer? 01:04:19 • Can we yearn for Moshiach for ulterior personal motives? 01:08:14 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:12:16
July 6, 2020
Ep 315: Fighting for What You Believe In: Lessons from 12-13 Tammuz
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to 12-13 Tammuz and Chukas-Balak 01:48 • Fighting for what you believe in: Lessons from 12-13 Tammuz 07:28 • Are your commitments superimposed or engraved in you?  • How can we know if we have made a successful connection with the Rebbe? 30:48 • Is increasing in goodness and kindness the best way to honor Gimmel Tammuz? 28:08 • Can you share your personal experience of Gimmel Tammuz? 35:43 • What’s your opinion on the tearing down of statues? 47:01 • How should we react to fireworks in the streets? 51:55 • Should I move? 56:11 • Why do so many people not get it? 59:26 • What can I do to find a shidduch during quarantine? 01:04:38 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:11:36
June 29, 2020
Ep. 314: Why Do I Need a Rebbe?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times   • Chassidus Applied to Gimmel Tammuz and Korach: Lessons for our times  • Why do I need a Rebbe?  • How do I connect with the Rebbe after 26 years?  • How do I practically honor Gimmel Tammuz?  • Should we be afraid of rising anti-Semitism in the present climate?  • What specific mitzvah can we do to counter all the violent protests?  • Follow-up: What is our attitude to racism?  • Is dark skin a result of a punishment?   • Is there any basis in Torah for anti-black bias?  • How can I stop my family from saying racist comments?  • How can we resolve a rift in our community and synagogue about social distancing? MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:12:15
June 22, 2020
Ep 313: How Do We Explain Different Examples of Racism in the Torah?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times  07:07 • Chassidus Applied to 28 Sivan and Shelach 10:25 • What is our attitude to racism?  25:08 • Are there expressions of racism in the Torah? 31:52 • Is dark skin color a result of a punishment? 41:01 • Why do we make a blessing boruch meshaneh ha’briyos? 50:37 • Why did G-d make people so different? 52:20 • Did Moses marry a black woman? 55:56 • Were the Jews who left Egypt black? 59:28 • With all the unrest, should we consider moving to Israel? 01:00:44 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:10:33
June 15, 2020
Ep 312: Should We Be Joining the Peaceful Protests? On Shabbos?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times   • Chassidus Applied to 15 Sivan and Behaalotecho  • What is the significance of "raising the flames until they rise on their own"?  • What is our attitude to racism and to the recent violent protests?  • Should we be joining the peaceful protests? On Shabbos?  • Can we compare racism today to the persecution faced by the Jewish people throughout history?  • Should Chassidim be discussing the riots?  • Will be bentch ha’gomel when the pandemic is over?  • Is it alright to learn skills online while in quarantine?  • Any advice on dealing with escalating tensions in marriage while under lockdown?  • Follow-up: Masks (episode 307) MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:12:04
June 8, 2020
Ep 311: What Should Be Our Perspective on the Latest Violent Protests in Cities Across the U.S.?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Post-Shavuos and Nasso regarding our challenges today 02:16 • What should be our perspective on the latest violent protests in cities across the U.S.? 08:15 • Lessons from the Aseres Hadibros for our times 16:03 • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times 04:20 • Why should we believe that G-d is good in the same sense that we understand what 'good' is? 37:47 • What do you think about the spiritual awakening brought on by the upheaval? 44:06 • How to manage your life when things are chaotic? 53:00 • Does the coronavirus have any connection with Moshiach? 57:50 • With the world turned upside down and everyone struggling to adapt to the new reality, does our work now remain the same as before? 01:03:24 • Is there a miracle in the past that we can recount to help us today? 01:06:50 MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:12:10
June 1, 2020
Ep. 310: This Year, How Can We Fulfill the Rebbe’s Request To Hear the 10 Commandments on Shavuos?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Lessons from Shavuos in addressing our challenges  The power of unity  This year, with shuls closed, how should we fulfill the Rebbe’s request that all men, women and children go to shul and hear the Ten Commandments on Shavuos?  How do we explain this to our children who were so anticipating going?  Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times  What possible benefit is there in us being deprived of our shuls and schools?  Is the pandemic a punishment?  Can we question G-d's ways?  Can we go on strike and stop doing mitzvos until G-d ends the plague?  Niggun   MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:17:27
May 25, 2020
Ep. 309: How Can We Build Faith and Trust in Times of Crisis?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • The secret of growth: Turning liabilities into assets  • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times  • Chassidus Applied to Bamidbar in addressing our challenges  • How can we build faith and trust in times of crisis? continuation  • Does prayer help?  • Why is there collective punishment in Judaism?  • Why were the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva killed because they did not respect each other?  • Why do we light bonfires on Lag B’Omer? MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:08:46
May 18, 2020
Ep. 308: The Power of Rashbi in Times of Crisis
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Lag B’Omer and Behar-Bechukosei in relation to our challenges  • The power of Rashbi in times of crisis  • What we learn from Lag B’Omer about countering a plague  • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times  • What is the connection between Lag B’omer activities and this special day?  • Who is the founder of Pnimius haTorah?  • Is it sincere to call for achdus on “my terms”?  • How can we be fearless in frightening times?  • How to strengthen bitachon when we are losing our jobs?  • What can we do to hold on to faith in Moshiach after so many disappointments?  • Follow-up:       o Calling the virus by its name?       o Song  • Niggun: Anim Zemiros MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:07:50
May 11, 2020
Ep. 307: Can the Current Upheaval Bring Us to Discover a New Perspective on G-d and Torah?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Pesach Sheni and Emor in relation to our challenges  • Programs and resources for these trying and unprecedented times  • Perhaps we should not call the virus by its name?  • After a long day committed to my children, is it wrong for me to be 'happy' that my kids are asleep, and I will have some quiet time?  • Can the current upheaval bring us to discover a new perspective on G-d and Torah?  • Can we learn anything from G-d hiding His Face from Moshe about our need to hide our faces today behind masks?  • How do we know that G-d is perfect?  • How do we change habits based on life circumstances according to Chassidus?  • How to be a rock for someone when you yourself are crumbling?  • Please comment on the recent hisorerus of achdus among Shluchim  • The power of a niggun, especially in times of need MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:07:16
May 4, 2020
Ep. 306: Revelation: Tanya as Ketores – a Spiritual Vaccine Against a Pandemic
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Dedicated by Chava and Ephraim Merovitch In honor of Chava's birthday, Rosh Chodesh Iyar And in loving memory of HaRav HaChosid R' Mordechai Tzvi ben Chaim Yosef a"h Greenwald Yahrzeit, 3 Iyar 5778 TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Beis Iyar  • What is the story behind Moshiach’s Sefer Torah -- concluded 50 years ago?  • Lessons from Acharei-Kedoshim  • is there a connection between Iyar and today’s events?  • Does unity make us more immune?  • Revelation: R' Yehuda Leib Hakohen: Tanya is Ketores for all the spiritual epidemics in ikvasa d'meshicha  • Any suggestions on dealing with challenges as we are quarantined together at home?  • More on singles quarantined  • Should we be paying tuition for closed schools amid Covid-19?    • Why doesn’t a name change always protect the individual?  • Why is our Tehillim not helping?  • How can someone who davens with a minyan be harmed when it says shomer mitzvah lo yada davar rah?  • Ahavas Yisroel stories Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-... or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:14:08
April 28, 2020
Ep. 305: Iyar - Ani Hashem Rofecho, I, G-d, Am Your Healer
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. Dedicated in honor of Aharon Eliyahu Ben Leah And in honor of all the great yidden helping their brethren during these tough times. TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied and lessons for our time from Post-Pesach, Chof Ches Nissan, Tazria-Metzora and Rosh Chodesh Iyar 01:38 Post Pesach 18:38 • Chof Ches Nissan: It’s up to you 07:14 • Iyar: Acronym of Ani Hashem Rofecho. I, G-d, am Your Healer 19:55 • Tazria-Metzora: Birthing of a new paradigm, through the pain of disease; negah/oneg 23:46 • Are there any parallels between our current corona plague and the plague that struck Rabbi Akiva's students? 32:32 • What is the significance of baking a shlissel challah? 38:07  • Please share some of your experiences and memories of Rabbi Leibel Groner, the Rebbe’s longtime secretary 40:32 • How do we address the guilt of the surviving relatives in this pandemic? 45:51 • How should I deal with marriage problems during this time? 54:23 • Any suggestions on dealing with challenges as we are quarantined together at home? 59:25 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:09:42
April 20, 2020
Ep. 304: As a Single, I Find the Loneliness Unbearable. Please Share Some Advice?
SPECIAL CHOL HAMOED PESACH EDITION In this special edition, Rabbi Simon Jacobson explains what we can learn from Moshiach’s Seudah regarding the challenges facing us today  TOPICS: • Can you please give us more Torah/Chassidic perspective on the approach we should be taking in dealing with this unprecedented quarantine?  12:55 • As a single, I find the loneliness unbearable. Please share some advice? 13:35 • How can a lockdown in our homes be seen as an opportunity? 27:16 • What possible benefit can the disruption of our routines offer? 35:08 • Chassidus applied to Acharon Shel Pesach especially in this time 41:50 • Why will Moshiach judge with his power of scent? 49:00 • What is the significance of Moshiach’s seudah on the last day of Pesach? 45:53 • Does the coronavirus have any connection with Moshiach? 46:20 • What does Shabbos HaGadol mean today? 55:32 • With a temporary loss of smell do I make the blessing on spices during havdalah? 01:00:30 • Is it permissible to shave one’s beard during coronavirus so that a protective mask will have a better seal? 01:01:20 • What can be done about those fools endangering others? 59:12 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:06:07
April 17, 2020
Ep. 303: What Did the Tzemech Tzedek Write in a Maamar About the Epidemic in 1832?
Chassidus applied to Yud Alef Nissan 0:24 What does Shabbos HaGadol mean today?  Yud Gimmel Nissan: Lessons from the Tzemech Tzedek about an epidemic 27:30 How is this night different? Lessons from Pesach 03:40 How can we be making Pesach and fulfilling our other obligations when we should be helping others in this time of need? 46:23 What is the significance of reading the nasi? 24:23 Increasing in Torah study in honor of Yud Alef Nissan 26:06 What is the significance of corona meaning crown? Is there something we can do to repair the sefira of kesser on a spiritual level to help stop the virus? 15:18 How to deal with the challenge of being at home with my kids? 52:46 How about those of us who have no family? 50:02 What is the bare minimum of people needed to do a Seder? 49:32 Which Parsha will we read after the quarantine is over? 51:36 Seder related questions 57:23
01:10:21
April 6, 2020
Ep. 302: What Are the Spiritual Dynamics of a Virus Epidemic?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. SPECIAL CORONA EDITION PART IV Dedicated in honor of Eliezer ben Sheina Miriam, for a complete and speedy refuah shleimah In this special edition of MyLife, Rabbi Simon Jacobson teaches a powerful and unique text from the Arizal discussing the nature and spiritual roots of an epidemic, and what can be done to counter it.  TOPICS: • How do we address the paradox of the pandemic happening during these redemptive and miraculous days of Nissan? 0:25 • Should we be doing things differently because of the situation? 4:51 • What lessons do we learn from Pesach about the coronavirus? 19:31 • What should our community learn from this disaster? 23:28 • During these times what is the role of teshuva, which brings healing to the world? 38:24 • Please make some suggestions that we individually and as a community can do to stop the virus? 45:26 • Should we be fasting during this time? 01:02:46 • How can we see the light amidst all this darkness? 01:03:42 • Is it inappropriate to share funny coronavirus memes on social media? 01:01:32 • What to do about immersing new vessels in a mikveh when they are closed? 01:00:09 • Do we blow shofar during the time of a plague? 01:00:48 • What should I do if I need to say HaGomel? 58:25 • Does the coronavirus have any connection with Moshiach? 01:07:15 • Chassidus question: What are the spiritual dynamics of a virus epidemic? 01:09:06 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:13:50
March 30, 2020
Ep. 301: Special Coronavirus Edition Part III
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS EDITION PART III TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Vayikra and Rosh Chodesh Nissan 01:08:34 • Beis Nissan: 100 Years 23:10 • Letter from Milan: How can we hold on? 16:56 • Where is G-d in all of this? And the Rebbeim?  06:41 • Why is it happening these days – the most joyous and liberating time of the year?  • Who do we turn to today for answers? 24:07 • What is our responsibility when a plague breaks out? 25:37 • How can a chiyuv who is quarantined say kaddish with a minyan? 27:04 • If we follow all the health guidelines and also say Tehillim are we guaranteed not to get the virus? 32:30  • Can matzah heal the virus? 38:06 • How do we balance caution and positivity? 33:40 • How do we think good in face of disease, death and uncertainty? 40:20 • How did our leaders respond to epidemics in the past?  49:00 • Any advice from the Rebbeim during epidemics? 51:48 • Did the Rebbe speak about illnesses? 59:16 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge. What can we learn from the quarantine in Egypt about today’s situation?  How can isolation and loneliness be seen in a positive light?
01:13:46
March 23, 2020
Ep. 300: Special Coronavirus Edition - Should We be Closing Schools and Shuls Due to Ciovid-19?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS EDITION TOPICS: • Coronavirus       o How did our ancestors deal with plagues? 03:30       o Has the Rebbe ever made public statements about pandemics and what we can do on a physical and spiritual level to stop them? 16:05       o Are the yeshivas that are closing due to corona virus violating the edict shomer mitzvos lo yeda devar rah? 19:52       o Is it okay to daven at home? 20:55       o Should we add a mitzvah to help stop the pandemic? 17:10       o Should we organize a larger prayer gathering? 18:36       o Can the Coronavirus panic possibly be a sign of Moshiach’s imminent arrival? 27:08  • Chassidus applied to 25 Adar and Parshas HaChodesh  41:34 • Lessons from Vayakhel Pikudei  45:14 • 300th episode: What are the three most important everyday lessons for the average person you have learned from chassidus? 37:01 • What type of miracle is better, a supernatural miracle or a miracle hidden in nature? 50:52 • Ki Tissa follow-up:        o Why was Moshe not punished for smashing the luchos? 55:31       o Was Moshe forgiving of the Jews who built the golden calf? 55:59 • Purim follow-up:        o Why are the names of Mordecahi and Esther used? 59:43       o Women included in the miracle 1:00:54       o Was G-d “awake” during the Purim story? 01:01:49 • Chassidus question: Why did G-d tell Moshe that he can see His back, but not His face? 01:04:33 • My Life 2019 essays:        o חסידות – המפגש החדש, Paz Shavit, 35, Herzliya, Israel 01:07:56       o עד כמה חשובה הכוונה בקיום המצוות, Dori Galili, 45, Sderot, Israel 01:09:07       o Bullying: An Opportunity, Not a Threat, Mendel Wilhelm, 23, London, England 01:10:16 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:12:43
March 16, 2020
Ep. 299: Why Is There Ever a Mitzvah to Get Drunk?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. SPECIAL PURIM EDITION TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Purim 1:43 • Why do we keep the Fast of Esther today when there is no decree? 08:32 • Why is there ever a mitzvah to get drunk? 12:34 • How could Mordecahi put all the Jews in danger by not bowing to Haman? 21:35 • Are their allusions in midrash that Esther was married to Mordechai? 27:32 • Why is G-d's name not mentioned in Megilas Esther? 30:57 • What did the Jews do wrong by attending Achashverosh's banquet? 36:02 • Why is Esther credited with saving the Jews by marrying Achashverosh? 42:53 • Why are women obligated to hear the megillah if it’s a mitzvas asei she’ha’zman grammah? 40:03 • Why are the three letters, tof, shin and zayin, purposely written in small letter in the Megillah? 45:16 • What is the significance of the four verses of the megillah that we all read aloud? 47:57 • Why did Esther have two parties for Achashverosh and Haman? 51:01 • What are the origins of hamantashen? 58:02 • Is there a connection between Mordechai and Esther and the Babylonian gods marduk and ishtar?  • Did Vashti actually grow a physical tail? 54:45 • What ever happened to Zeresh? 49:12 • Did the Rebbe once say at a Purim farbrengen that everyone who raises their hand will become wealthy? 59:24 • What is the story with the Purim the Rebbe went into the small shul upstairs, asked that the doors and windows be locked, and then said a maamar to a small group of people? 01:01:10 • Chassidus questions:       1. How can Yom Ha’Kippurim, the holiest day of the year, be only compared to Purim (Ki-Purim)?01:02:53       2. What is the meaning of orah in la’yihudim hoysa orah, and how is it connected to havdalah? 01:06:06       3. How do we apply ad d’lo yoda? 01:09:00 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:14:55
March 9, 2020
Ep. 298: What Attitude Should We Have to the Coronavirus?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Tes Adar – 80 years 5:34 • Lessons from Zayin Adar, Tetzaveh and Zochor 12:19 • How do we know that Moshe was born on the 7th of Adar when the Jewish months were not organized until long after Moshe lived? 13:03 • Why are Menashe and Ephraim not included in the shoham stones? 29:52 • How is it just for G-d to command us to kill all Amalekite men, women and children? 21:40 • What does it mean to increase in joy in Adar? 37:32 • What attitude should we have to the coronavirus? 43:07 • Questions on Parshas Terumah: a) Acacia wood. b) Space of the ark 50:38 • Chassidus question: How do we have free will if G-d is recreating the world every second in a specific way? 55:01 • My Life 2019 essays:       o Going Beyond, Mendel Marcus, 21, Mission Viejo, CA 01:04:14       o Overcoming Peer Pressure, Sarah Esther Schmukler, Montreal, Canada 01:05:38       o תחפושת ותלבושת בחסידות ,בשדה החינוכי והתראפיוטי, Sharon Colombus, 55, Herzliya, Israel 01:07:03 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:10:06
March 2, 2020
Ep. 297: Is Joy Inherent or Acquired?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Adar and Terumah 0:26 • Is joy inherent or acquired? 01:25 • Why can’t we build the third Temple by ourselves? 11:40 • After witnessing the parting of the sea how could the Jews sin? 17:12 • How do we explain the laws of slavery? 22:07 • Why is mixing meat and milk prohibited when they combine chesed and gevurah? 26:34 • How can people frown on marring a ger (convert) when it’s prohibited to discriminate against geirim?  32:04 • How to deal with discrepancies between Torah and science? 38:08 • Why not study different religious beliefs before determining what is truth? 46:32 • What are the standards for a mechitzah according to the Rebbe? 53:01 • Follow up (episode 291; 296):         o Kasha on Shabbos Shira  58:16       o Secular studies 56:52 • Chassidus question: Please explain in practical terms the difference between the three stages discussed by the Rebbe in the sicha of 22 Shevat 5752 01:00:22 • My Life 2019 essays:       o עולם התהו ותיקון בחינוך, Dovid Altman, 43, Dnipro, Ukraine 01:08:05       o Get R.E.A.L.! Chanie Wilhelm, 36, Milford, CT 01:09:28       o המסגרת היפה ביותר, Meira Nachimovsky, 39, Be'er Sheva, Israel 01:11:15 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:14:19
February 24, 2020
Ep. 296: What Role Does the Rebbetzin Play in Our Lives?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Chof Beis Shevat 3:27 • 6th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Contest, with a new artistic track: The power of initiating and presenting Chassidus in written or artistic form 2:40 • What role does the Rebbetzin play in our lives? 16:12 • What did the Rebbetzin say to the Rebbe that convinced him to officially accept the nesiyus? 18:57 • Did people notice a change in the Rebbe after the Rebbetzin passed away? 39:55 • We know about two of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s daughters, but what ever happened to his 3rd daughter, Shaina, who was married to R’ Mendel Hornstein? 42:04 • Did anyone suggest to the Rebbe the idea of delegation as Yisro suggested to Moshe? 45:33 • Why do we have a custom to eat buckwheat on Shabbos Shira? 51:42 • Follow up (episode 293-295):         o Suicide 54:20       o Tu B’Shevat 48:22       o Shabbos Shira 51:43       o Rational Judaism 56:11       o Pirsuma Nisa 57:22 • Chassidus question: What bracha did we make before eating manna in the desert? 58:58 My Life 2019 essays:        o הזולת הוא הראי, Chaya Giller, 32, Lod, Israel 01:02:40       o כיצד ניתן לחנך לקדושה מול ניסיונות העולם, Eliyahu Schweicha, 32, Tel Aviv, Israel 01:03:56       o Living with Passion, Shterna Sara Scheiner, 18, Montreal, Canada 01:05:33 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:07:43
February 17, 2020
Ep. 295: Is Moshiach’s Coming a Process or an Event?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Tu B’Shevat and Yisro 7:00 • 6th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Contest, with a new artistic track: The power of initiating and presenting Chassidus in written or artistic form 3:58 • What does it mean that Tu B’Shevat is the new year for trees? 7:36 • Did Moshe marry into a non-Jewish family? 21:45 • Yud Shevat follow-up       o Basi L’Gani 27:32      o False humility 40:13      o Bringing Moshiach: Process or event? 44:12      o Shtus D’kedusha 55:02 • What is the story behind the Rebbe assuming leadership on Yud Shevat 5711? What transpired during that year? 58:28 • Why was the Frierdiker Rebbe’s shtreimel not given to the Rebbe?  • Chassidus question: What is the Manna according to Chassidus? 01:02:05 • My Life 2019 essays:      o Addiction: The Road to Recovery, Dov Aizenman, 30, Myrtle Beach, SC 01:07:28      o מוח בלתי מנוצח, Moti Stambler, 22, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:09:47      o תסמין הדור השני אצלי ואצלך, Elazar Cohen, 22, Argentina 01:11:02 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:12:54
February 10, 2020
Embracing Our Mission: 70 Years of the Rebbe’s Vision and Revolution
MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 294: Special Edition Honoring the 70th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Vision and Revolution  Yud Shevat 5710-5780 – 1950-2020  Basi L’Gani: I Have Come Into My Garden How do we actualize the calling of our seventh generation?  TOPICS: • Basi L’Gani: The inside story of the world 7:22 • Visionary: What is a Rebbe and why is he vital to our lives? 17:17 • Seventh generation: The Rebbe’s revolution  14:24 • How do we bond with the Rebbe’s vision?  18:55 • How did the Rebbe address the unique challenges of our era?  19:54 • Key themes of Basi L’Gani        o Dealing with concealment 26:35      o Offerings  27:37      o Transforming unhealthy obsession (shtus d’leum hazeh) healthy obsession (shtus d’kedusha) 28:03      o The secret to success: Bittul  29:50      o This years chapter 10: Three meanings in tzovo: army, beauty, time  30:18      o From the highest to the lowest 31:24      o Splurging hidden treasures to simple soldiers  31:53 • Our responsibility intensifies: Purim 5747. 28 Nissan 5751  36:49 • Why are we here, and how do we practically fulfill our calling in this seventh generation?  38:24 • Practical things we all can do to introduce the alef into every aspect of our lives:  45:03      o At home and family: make it a daily ritual to speak about and envision how life will look like after Moshiach comes; identify exercises and activities to live by that vision  01:00:29      o At work  01:02:25      o Non-Jews  01:03:31      o Leaders  01:04:41      o Ahavas Yisroel  01:05:53      o Seek every opportunity to speak about and introduce the Alef of Hashem and Achdus  01:07:20 • Our mission: to finish the process of bringing the divine down to earth  01:09:40 • It’s only up to us  01:14:05 WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:16:32
February 3, 2020
Ep. 293: How to Prepare for the Approaching 70th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Leadership? The Power of Presenting Chassidus in Written or Artistic Form
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Shevat and Bo  0:23 • 6th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Contest, with a new artistic track: The power of initiating and presenting Chassidus in written or artistic form 1:41 • How to prepare for the approaching 70th anniversary of the Rebbe’s leadership?  2:59 • Was the Rebbe's statement that we are the last generation of galus and the first generation of geulah just a bracha and a wish? 20:26 • Is it okay for a tzaddik to say an untruth? 24:49 • How to address the recent suicides? 34:52 • Follow up (episode 292): Secular studies 45:56 • Chassidus question: Why did G-d harden Pharoah’s heart and then punish him? 58:26 • My Life 2019 essays:      o ככה” זו לא תשובה”, Meir Heber, 20, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:05:55      o Teenage Rebellion, Chaya Youngworth, 16, Johannesburg, South Africa 01:07:05      o Perpetuating Inspiration, Shmuli Hecht, 18, Sunnyvale, CA 01:08:22 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:10:35
January 27, 2020
Ep. 292: Announcing the 6th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, Including a New Creative Track
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Announcing the 6th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, with a new creative track 0:37 • Chassidus Applied to 24 Teves and Vaeira 4:56 • How to prepare for the approaching 70th anniversary of the Rebbe’s leadership?  20:36 • Is there any basis to the idea that the work of the seventh generation is ishapcha (transformation), not iskafya (refrain)? 28:02 • How long is the 7th generation? 33:05 • What was Moshe’s birth name given by his parents, and why is that name not the one we use?    35:43 • Is there anything wrong with secular studies? 41:11 • Why is studying science not like studying Torah, since they both come from G-d? 51:34 • Follow up (episode 284-291):        o Moreh Nevuchim 56:02      o Rational Judaism 01:01:39 • Chassidus question: What do we accomplish through our work when the ikker shechina was on earth at the beginning of creation? 01:02:56 • My Life 2019 essays:      o Self Worth for the Ultimate Self, Mushkie Lipszyc, 21, North Miami, FL 01:07:39      o Reach from Within, Michal Uryash, 19, Miami Beach, FL 01:09:22      o Instant Me, Esther Rivkah Rodal, 16, Johannesburg, South Africa 01:10:12 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:12:16
January 20, 2020
Ep. 291: How to Prepare for the Approaching 70th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Leadership
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to 20 Teves and Shemos 0:08 • How to prepare for the approaching 70th anniversary of the Rebbe’s leadership?  11:38 • Why is the story of the Exodus not corroborated by archeological evidence? 20:02 • Were any of the Rebbeim influenced by secular philosophers like the Rambam was by Aristotle? 28:24 • Is any Chassidus based on Moreh Nevuchim? 28:49 • What did the Rebbe Rashab mean when he said that he didn’t even look into Moreh Nevuchim?  29:16 • Is it okay to study secular philosophy? 29:04 • With so many competing ideologies all purporting to tell the truth, is there any way to objectively determine the truth of Judaism? 47:56 • Is there proof that Orthodox Judaism is the correct path for Jews? 48:50 • How was the Rambam able to live in Egypt?  57:23  • Chassidus question: Can we rationalize the entire Torah or is Torah higher than rationale? 01:01:39 • My Life 2019 essays:      o Making Decisions, Mushka Reiter, United States 01:06:53      o The Misunderstood Power of Women, Ita Gordon, Albany, NY 01:05:34      o Perfecting Connection, Mili Rosenbluh, Spring Valley, NY 01:07:53 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.
01:10:16
January 13, 2020
Ep. 290: What is Chabad’s Position on Daf Yomi and the Siyum HaShas?
Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most