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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 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 01:10:43Submit 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.comSPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorshipsMyLife: 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 0:12What should we be doing to disseminate the seven Noachide laws?  12:00Are today’s non-Jews chassidei umos ha’olam (righteous gentiles)? 12:30How can we be a light onto the nations, when the eastern cultures, which make up half the world, have had little exposure to Judaism? 24:50Why do some Jews have long peyot (sidelocks) and others do not? 30:46 Why has 770 not been expanded as the Rebbe wished? 44:27When is the right time to consider getting married? 50:32Should we be worried about the rise of anti-Semitic acts? 55:37How can we explain capital punishment in the Torah: Does one really deserve to be stoned to death for violating Shabbat? 57:46Chassidus question: Why does evil still exist after the great flood? 01:01:23My Life 2019 essays: A Big Part of a Bigger Puzzle: Self-Esteem in Chassidus, Malka Bracha Heidingsfeld, 15, S. Monica, CA; 01:04:56Mindfulness: The Mechanics of Obstacles, Kalman Ezagui, 21, London, England; 01:06:15 תפיסת השכל כמטרה לשינוי, Eliezer Asraf, 18, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:07:20WHERE 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.comMyLife: 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 01:10:51Submit 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.comMyLife: 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 01:09:18Submit 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.comMyLife: 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 01:06:12Submit 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.comMyLife: 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 01:12:22Submit 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.comSPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorshipsMyLife: 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  01:10:12Submit 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.comSPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorshipsMyLife: 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 01:07:22Submit 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.comSPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorshipsMyLife: 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 01:09:55Submit 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.comSPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorshipsMyLife: 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 Av and Eikev 0:15• Lessons from Blessing the Month of Elul 16:00• Is there a lesson from every single word in Torah? 19:11• How can you say that you are not getting political when the mere fact that you are addressing a political issue makes it political? 22:28• Please shed some light on how we are to approach davening in our current modern world. 26:43• What can we do to increase security in Crown Heights? 32:57• Does Judaism have a place for skeptics? 34:51• What should be the public role of Jewish women, and where do we draw the line? 37:50• Follow up:     o Four wounds (episode 272) 41:28    o Teaching about healthy intimacy (episode 272) 44:12    o What does the Rebbe say about vaccinations? (episodes 269-271) 53:50• Chassidus question: How does Chassidus explain the month of Elul? 56:58• My Life 2019 essays:    o ברוך השם, Mendy Butman, 18, Chadera, Israel 01:01:27    o גיבוש זהות נשית לאור החסידות, Yehudit Kleinman, 18, Migdal Ha'Emek, Israel 01:02:37    o Social Anxiety, Menchik Goluv, 22, Long Beach, CA 01:03:59Submit 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.comSPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorshipsMyLife: 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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