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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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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.
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.
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.
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 10 Teves and Vayechi 0:09 • How is one supposed to spend a fast day according to chassidus?  8:38 • March against anti-semitism 18:48 • Why doesn’t Judaism focus on self-defense, bearing weapons and other methods of protecting ourselves? 23:44 • What is Chabad’s position on Daf Yomi and the Siyum HaShas? 35:06 • Should a parent let her child eat OU-D? 43:53 • What is the significance of wearing a black hat? 48:56 • Is it ok for a chassidic person to wear jeans? 48:56 • If birth is “G-d saying you matter,” what does death mean? 53:22 • Isn’t it about time that we create powerful programs to teach people about Moshiach? 56:32 • Follow up:  Attacks on Jews 28:08 • Chassidus question: Is it Yehuda or Yosef that brings down the Divine into existence? 01:02:16 • My Life 2019 essays:      o Happiness, Joshua Goldhirsch, 45, Melbourne, Australia 01:08:24      o Challenging Reality, Chanale Schusterman, 19, Chicago, IL 01:09:34      o Joy, Rivky Cohen, 20, Manchester, England 01:10:44 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.
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: • How should we react to the recent frightful attacks on Jews? 2:12 • Why is it called “Zos Chanukah”? 10:53 • Is Zos Chanukah the end of judgment of Rosh Hashana?  17:32 • What do the Chanukah flames “tell us”? 24:32 • How can we maintain the Chanukah energy after the holiday and not feel down? 27:14 • Lessons from Hei Teves and Vayigash 30:49 • What exactly are we celebrating on Hei Teves? 32:45 • If Hei Teves established that the seforim belong to the Chassidim, why is the library not open to the public? 36:28 • Is it okay to give any relevance to the secular New Year? 40:15 • Why doesn't Judaism have a mechanism to remove corrupt people in power, such as elections, impeachment, or other checks and balances? 43:15 Follow up: • Public Menorah 51:45 • Rochel passing away 59:39 • Chassidus question: What is Zos Chanukah according to Chassidus? 01:00:40 • My Life 2019 essays:      o Living in the ‘Perfect’ Moment. Living with the Messiah, Yechiel Belfer, 42, Victoria, Australia 01:06:20      o הדרך להצליח ולהתמיד ביישום החלטות לשיפור אישי, Menachem Mendel Ashkenazi, 19, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:08:51      o החסידות ככלי עזר למטפל, Tammy Kuperman, 51, Ramat Gan, Israel 01:10:18 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.
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 Chanukah 0:45 • What was the dispute between the Jews and the Greeks? 4:41 • How do we explain the victory of Chanukah when in the end Greek secularism seems to have prevailed in modern times? 11:42 • What is the halachik and hashkafic explanation for public menorahs? 17:53 • Lessons from Miketz 25:41 • How do we explain the seemingly unacceptable behavior of the tribes? 28:51 • If you don’t like someone, is it better to be two-faced and speak nicely to the person, or behave like the tribes who couldn’t speak to Yosef?  34:34 • Since the purpose of Chassidus is to apply it to our lives, why was there a “kitrug” to prevent this? 39:51 • Why don’t we follow the Alter Rebbe’s directive to recite psalm 119 weekly? 43:58 • Follow up (episode 284-286):        o Rochel and Leah 46:29      o Marriage 54:02 • Chassidus question: What is the concept of olives according to Chassidus? 55:55 • My Life 2019 essays:      o I’ll Do It Later, Shmuly Katzoff, 16, Brooklyn, NY 01:02:44      o Separateness That Leads to Closeness, Levi Berger, Bal Harbour, FL 01:03:52      o The Three Tricks in a Chassid’s Basket, Ben Diamond, 34 01:05:06 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WHERE TO FIND MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED: WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MyLifeChassidusApplied/ SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/donate/ SHOP: Proceeds support the continuing work of MyLife: Chassidus Applied. https://www.meaningfullife.com/shop/ EMAIL US: wisdomreb@meaningfullife.com MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a series of video webcasts answering questions from the public, with the objective of demonstrating 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.
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 Yud Tes Kislev 0:31 • Lessons from Vayeishev 18:20 • How can we compare Tanya to Torah She’Be’Ksav?  25:44 • Why was Chassidus not taught earlier? 36:26 • Why don’t we follow the opinion of the majority regarding Chassidus? 41:48 • Does the body have its own energy besides the life force coming to it from the soul? 46:47 • How do we explain all the deception found in these Torah chapters – Part II 50:42 • Chassidus question: What is the role of Yud Tes Kislev in the development of Chassidus? 59:20 • My Life 2019 essays:      o המיגדר בראי היהדות, Elchanan Weber, 25, Yerushalayim/Tel Aviv, Israel 01:04:32      o “In G-d We Trust” – How to Effectively Overcome Stress, Deena Heidingsfeld, 20, Winnipeg, Canada 01:06:16      o Mind, Heart and Action: a Path to Calm in the Face of the Unknown, Mushka Kaplan, 19, Oak Park, MI 01:07:34 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.
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: • Marriage lessons from Yud Dalet Kislev: 91st anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s wedding 13:30      o How should a person decide whom to marry? 18:31      o Who should people invite to their wedding?  22:40      o What is the bare minimum amount of people that should be at the wedding? 23:50      o How long should the wedding be?  23:57      o What should people do at their or other people's weddings if they don't like to dance? 24:58 • How do we explain all the deception found in these Torah chapters: Yaakov and Rivkah deceiving Yitzchak; Laban and Rochel deceiving Yaakov? 32:19 • If we cannot release ourselves from our spiritual fetters, how can the techniques in Tanya help us? 46:05 • Is ahavas yisroel only a means to an end to make someone more frum? 47:36 • Follow up (episode 284-285):        o Rambam: 3 chapters or 1? 49:16      o Labor pains 53:53      o Homelessness 55:18      o Blessing on a king 55:49 • Chassidus question: Is our world the destination or the ante-chamber? 57:34 • My Life 2019 essays:      o How to Love and not to Judge, Mina Zalmanov, 19, Hollis Hills, NY 01:03:14      o Your Future’s In Your Hands, Minna Phillips, 19, Worcester, MA 01:04:55      o Happiness Explained, Sholom Raitport, 17, Brooklyn, NY 01:05:58 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.
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 Vayeitzei and Tes Kislev  0:14 • What is the connection between the rods Jacob took to breed the flocks and Tefillin? 17:54 • Why didn't Jacob free Bilha and Zilpa? 26:30 • Lessons from the Kinus HaShluchim 34:31 • Is there a point in learning something I don’t understand? 36:26 • Is it within a person’s reach to understand lofty G-dly concepts? 46:16 • Is it preferable to properly learn one daily chapter in Rambam or quickly read three chapters?  47:18 • If someone is not serving G-d is there any purpose to their being alive, since the entire purpose is “to serve my Creator”? 49:55 • What can I do about my parents speaking negatively about my spouse? 53:31 • Is quid pro quo an acceptable principle in Judaism? 58:03 • Chassidus question: As we stand on the threshold of Geulah, are we at a stage where the gevuros rise above the Chassidim? 01:01:12 • My Life 2019 essays:     o בעיית עודף שעות הפנאי ופתרונה לאור תורת החסידות, Baruch Tzikvashvili, 39, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:07:54     o הביקורתיות: איך להביט על זה? ומה העומק הטמון בה, Menachem Mendel Natan, 21, Kiryat Malachi, Israel 01:09:15     o Exodus from Egypt: Be your own TAS(K) master, Ariella Herzfeld, 28, Morristown, NJ 01:10:48 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.
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 Kislev and Toldos 0:24 • Lessons from the Kinus HaShluchim 15:24 • Why do so some overdo it and add extreme titles to the Rebbe? 22:26 • What happens to people after they die? 25:19 • What defines a proper avodah in Kriyas Shema She’al Hamitah? 30:13 • Are there Chassidic methods to help ease labor pains? 35:16 • Why does pregnancy – bringing a new life into this world – need to be so difficult? 38:01 • Why is it not misguided to ask the Rebbe for blessings when he is an Ohr Atzmi and beyond showing miracles? 52:24 •Follow up (episodes 283):       o Impeachment 54:35     o Kings 58:02 •Chassidus question: How would you explain the maamar V’isha Achas about spiritual and emotional numbness? 01:01:06 •My Life 2019 essays:      o Rx Derech Chayim, Michael Dinerman, 48, Atlanta GA 01:07:39      o Controlling Your Anger So It Doesn’t Control You, Chaya Katz, 28, St. Paul, MN 01:09:04      o חינוך למעשה מתורתו של הרבי, Aahron Shwartz, Kiryat Malachi, Israel 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.
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 Cheshvan: Beginning of 160 years since the Rebbe Rashab’s birth (5621), and 100 years from his histalkus (5680) 4:13 • Lessons from Chayei Sarah 17:52 • How does the mistreatment of the poor by Sodom compare to some behavior today? 23:27 • What lessons can we learn from the current impeachment hearings? 28:15 • Are non-Jews created in the Divine Image? Do they have a soul? 45:33 • Is it appropriate to recite the blessing on a king when we see the President of the USA? 38:33 • Should I be bothered by my spouse speaking to people of the opposite gender? 49:39 • How much of a relationship should one have with his wife's younger sisters? 53:09 • How do we explain controversial behavior by our heroes in Tanach? 55:16 • Why not broadcast MyLife on more websites? 0:55 • Follow up (episodes 282): Social anxiety 56:53 • Chassidus question: Does the soul feel what the body feels? 58:27 • My Life 2019 essays:     o Big G-d and Little Me, Hindy Litvin, 17, Atlanta, GA 01:06:35     o Cultivating an Identity Within the Framework of Chassidus, Ahava Keet, 17, Los Angeles, CA 01:08:13     o It’s Not About You, Mendy Halberstam, 37, Miami Beach, FL 01:09:20 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.
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 Vayeira. 0:15 • How did Avraham know that it was G-d talking to him, and not a hallucination? 09:40 • How can we explain the Akeidah?  15:55 • How can you find your personal Lech-Lecha?  25:05 • What can a child do if he is having issues with his parents, and they don’t respond? 28:11 • How to deal with social anxiety? 33:39 • What can I do about feeling stuck in my life? 43:08 • What can we do about talking in shul? 47:26 • Follow up (episodes 280-281):      o Boring holidays 52:51      o Kiddush clubs 54:57     o Peyot 59:00     o Expanding 770 01:01:50 • Chassidus question: What is the difference between a divine soul rooted in the divine name and all other things that are rooted in the divine name? 01:03:16 • My Life 2019 essays:     o סוד ההצלחה בחיים, Mordechai Segal, 21, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:07:29     o טיפים של קאוצ’ינג חסידי, Arik Melchiali, Lud, 45, Israel 01:08:48     o Tap In, Tap Out, Shterna Sara Ringo, 18, Montreal, Canada 01:10:43 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.
Chassidus Applied to Zayin Cheshvan and Lech Lecha 0:12 What should we be doing to disseminate the seven Noachide laws?  12:00 Are today’s non-Jews chassidei umos ha’olam (righteous gentiles)? 12:30 How can we be a light onto the nations, when the eastern cultures, which make up half the world, have had little exposure to Judaism? 24:50 Why do some Jews have long peyot (sidelocks) and others do not? 30:46  Why has 770 not been expanded as the Rebbe wished? 44:27 When is the right time to consider getting married? 50:32 Should we be worried about the rise of anti-Semitic acts? 55:37 How can we explain capital punishment in the Torah: Does one really deserve to be stoned to death for violating Shabbat? 57:46 Chassidus question: Why does evil still exist after the great flood? 01:01:23 My Life 2019 essays: A Big Part of a Bigger Puzzle: Self-Esteem in Chassidus, Malka Bracha Heidingsfeld, 15, S. Monica, CA; 01:04:56 Mindfulness: The Mechanics of Obstacles, Kalman Ezagui, 21, London, England; 01:06:15  תפיסת השכל כמטרה לשינוי, Eliezer Asraf, 18, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:07:20 WHERE TO FIND MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED: WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MyLifeChassi... SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/donate/ SHOP: Proceeds support the continuing work of MyLife: Chassidus Applied. https://www.meaningfullife.com/shop/ EMAIL US: wisdomreb@meaningfullife.com MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a series of video webcasts answering questions from the public, with the objective of demonstrating 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.
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 End of Tishrei, post holidays, Cheshvan and Noach 3:30 • How can we be sure that other people have forgiven us, as G-d forgives us? 18:58 • During the High Holidays why is there more focus on our relationship with G-d than on our relationship with each other? 19:05 • What exactly is happening when the kohanim give the priestly blessing? Why are we not allowed to look at them blessing us? 28:16   • Why do we kiss the Rebbe’s Sefer Torah? 31:37 • What do you think has caused the unhealthy obsession with alcohol on Simchas Torah? 36:48 • How should we address drinking problems in communities and “Kiddish Clubs” in Shul? 36:57 • How to energize the holidays so that they not be boring? 52:51 • Can we make Tehilim and Chitas meaningful? 53:01 • Follow up (episodes 278-279):       o Ear piercing 56:15      o Chassidus of the Rebbe Maharash and the Tzemach Tzedek 58:30 • Chassidus question: How does Chassidus explain the great flood? 01:01:59 • My Life 2019 essays:      o היום הראשון שאחרי הגירושים, Liraz Nachmias, 41, Mismeret, Israel 01:06:45     o כיצד מגשרים על הפער בין הרצוי למצוי על פי תורת החסידות, Menachem Mendel Arabov, 29, Eilat, Israel;  01:09:49     o אדם פנימי ורגוע, Yaakov Tzvi Kola, 44, Beitar Illit, Israel 01:10:51 Submit your question now at http://www.meaningfullife.com/mylife or email: Mylife@meaningfullife.com. WHERE TO FIND MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED: WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MyLifeChassidusApplied/ SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/donate/ SHOP: Proceeds support the continuing work of MyLife: Chassidus Applied. https://www.meaningfullife.com/shop/ EMAIL US: wisdomreb@meaningfullife.com MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a series of video webcasts answering questions from the public, with the objective of demonstrating 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.
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 Yom Kippur and Sukkot 9:45 38:45 • Lessons from Vov Tishrei 55 years 2:11 • What is the meaning of Kol Nidrei? 14:13 • What is the view of Chabad Chassidus on tikkunim for aveiros? 20:01    • How do we understand the obligation of forgiveness? 23:54 • Why is the Chassidus of the Rebbe Maharash and the Tzemach Tzedek for the most part ignored? 40:46 • What is the Rebbe's position on the State of Israel's existence? How was it different from the positions of other Jewish leaders? 46:16 • Why is there a difference in the pronunciation of Hebrew words between older Chassidim and younger Chassidim? 54:43 • Is it appropriate to accept "outside help" from those who are Chagas or non-chasiddim in combating meshichism as a movement? 57:24 • Follow up (episode 278): Ear piercing 59:16 • Chassidus question: How does Chassidus explain the sequence of the Tishrei holidays? 01:01:58 • My Life 2019 essays:     o ?חיים בעולם המודרני ללא דאגות- הייתכן, Shoshana Glis, 22, Tel Aviv, Israel 01:05:38     o כיצד נתגבר על קשיים ולא נניח לעצבות לשלוט בחיינו, Chana Gavish, 19, Haifa, Israel 01:07:40     o זהות בדויה? זהות כפולה, Yosef Yitzchak Shloime Pevzner, 21, Beitar Illit, Israel 01:09:18 Submit your question now at http://www.meaningfullife.com/mylife or email: Mylife@meaningfullife.com. WHERE TO FIND MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED: WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MyLifeChassi... SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/donate/ SHOP: Proceeds support the continuing work of MyLife: Chassidus Applied. https://www.meaningfullife.com/shop/ EMAIL US: wisdomreb@meaningfullife.com MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a series of video webcasts answering questions from the public, with the objective of demonstrating 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.
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 Hashana 5780 0:08 • Lessons from 25 Elul and Netzavim 11:58 • Since a person’s amount of income is determined on Rosh Hashana, does it make any difference how many hours we invest in work? 15:34 • Can we call G-d a "She"? 25:29 • If the Torah forbids tattooing because one's body belongs to G-d, why then is ear piercing or other body piercing allowed? 28:55 • How can I find kosher Jewish poetry to replace poetry coming from other sources? 34:02 • Should women be drinking l’chaim? 38:46 • Follow up (episode 276): Images of women 43:21 • Chassidus question: 1) Was the creation in Tishrei or in Nissan? 2) Tanya Iggeres Hakodesh 16: Since charity is considered as a loan to G-d, isn’t G-d's manifold repayment ribis (interest), which is forbidden? 48:48 • My Life 2019 essays:     o Plagued by Indecision: How to Make the Right Choices, Leah Goldman, 21, Oklahoma City, OK 01:02:53     o איך לא לדחות למחר- ב3 מדרגות, Dani Faivish, 19, Naharia, Israel; 01:04:31     o ין שום דבר קבוע ותמידי מלבד השינוי, Bracha Roitenburd, 19, Chadera, Israel 01:06:12 Submit your question now at http://www.meaningfullife.com/mylife or email: Mylife@meaningfullife.com. WHERE TO FIND MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED: WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MyLifeChassidusApplied/ SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/donate/ SHOP: Proceeds support the continuing work of MyLife: Chassidus Applied. https://www.meaningfullife.com/shop/ EMAIL US: wisdomreb@meaningfullife.com MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a series of video webcasts answering questions from the public, with the objective of demonstrating 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.
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 15 Elul, 18 Elul and Ki Tovo 0:09 • Is it prohibited to see a psychic? 16:02 • How do I move on from my parents' ugly divorce? 19:08 • How much should one reveal about their own past experiences when trying to help others? 28:24 • How do I overcome my feeling immature at age 40, something I was told repeatedly when I was a child? 32:44 • Does the Rebbe speak about a woman not keeping her maiden name after marriage? 36:21 • How do we explain men not being allowed to hear women singing? And how do we manage the singing at a Shabbos table? 39:28 • Have you interviewed people who have become observant and then returned to their previous lifestyle to understand the causes for their choices? 47:14 • Follow up (episode 275): 52:15      o Images of women 53:43     o Healthy intimacy 55:13 • Chassidus question: What are the ten hidden sefirot, where are they located, and what is their function and application in our lives? Part II 57:37 • My Life 2019 essays:     o תובנות המובילות לתיקון עצמי מתוך שמחה, Methods that lead to self-improvement with joy, Tziri Livnoni, 56, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:09:59     o Bring Back the Fire, Mimi Blasberg, 19, Brooklyn, NY 01:11:33     o Spiritual Oxygen Masks: Chassidic Tools for the Empath in You, Rivka Cohen, 23, Naples, FL 01:12:22 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.
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 13 Elul and Ki Teitzei 0:55 • How do you explain the laws of yefas to’ar and ben sorer u’moreh in this week’s parsha? 06:52 • What methods should be used to discipline young students? 30:55 • Is it appropriate to publish pictures of women in our publications and websites? 34:33 • What is the obligation of a Chabad school to the children in their area?  41:49 • When the Chabad school is full or if we have no other viable option, can we lower our standards of chinuch by sending our children to another day school? 41:49 • How does one find balance between all the expectations Torah and Chassidus has of us and being at peace and happy with oneself? 45:02 • Can we understand the dilemmas we have in life as part of man’s need to toil in this world? 49:40 • Follow up (episode 275):       o The Rebbe and gifts 53:42     o Older singles 55:16 • Chassidus question: What are the ten hidden sefirot, where are they located, and what is their function and application in our lives? 58:25 • My Life 2019 essays:     o בין הטעות למהות, Zushi Krichevski, 16, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:07:18     o Chassidic Mindfulness: A Purposeful Tranquility, Dan Lewin, 45, Dallas, TX 01:08:44     o “Give Me Children, or I Shall Die”: Chassidic Approaches to Confronting the Grief of Infertility, Sasha Balofsky, 30, Philadelphia, PA  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.
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 Elul and Shoftim 0:10 • Why doesn’t Torah and Judaism celebrate art as it does song?  9:19 • How should we relate to Rabbis with different standards? 24:08 • Considering the Rebbe refusing to receive a new car as a gift, what should our attitude be to receiving gifts? 30:32 • Why are older singles looked down upon? 36:34 • Why isn’t more Chassidus being translated and made accessible to the mainstream? 42:56 • Did the Rebbe ever discuss Jewish extremist attacks against Palestinians? What is the proper way to view followers of Baruch Goldstein? 48:20 • Follow up:       o Male mashpia for women (episode 248) 52:55     o Moon launch (episode 269) 52:15     o Iskafya for pregnant women (episode 274) 54:09 • Chassidus question: Tanya end of chapter 29: If the Jewish people were true believers, why did they defy G-d again and wanted to go up to Israel without permission? 55:59 • My Life 2019 essays:     o כוחה של השפעה, Michal Yaffa Simchowitz, 39, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:03:26     o יסודות לחיים שמחים, Avigail Slonim, 45, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel 01:05:26     o Watch Your Words, Esther Procaccia, 19, Brooklyn, NY 01:07:22 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.
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 Re’eh and Rosh Chodesh Elul 0:18 • According to Chassidus what relationship should we have with the physical objects in our lives – clothing, furniture, gifts we receive, antiques etc.? 16:31 • What is the source and reason for married women covering their hair? 23:21 • What attitude should we have to superstition, ayin hora and the likes? 29:07 • Do current events have any deeper connection with the Hebrew dates when they occur?  34:37 • Do you recommend reading books on intimacy by known rabbis and teachers? 39:12 • Why is there such conflict about saying Yechi? 43:53 • Does iskafya apply to a pregnant woman? 47:09 • Follow up:       o Male mashpia for women (episode 248) 51:34     o Vaccinations (episodes 269-273) 53:31 • Chassidus question: How can we make sense of the different ways that Jews practice Judaism when we have only one G-d and one Torah? 58:34 • My Life 2019 essays:     o To Be Free From Fear, Moshe Backman, 27, Kingston, PA 01:07:17     o Soul Challenge, Moises Perez, 25, Cordoba, Argentina 01:08:28     o ובה, משקל ומונה צעדים, Adina Engelsman, 21, B'nei Brak, Israel 01:09:55 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.
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