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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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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