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MyLife: Chassidus Applied

MyLife: Chassidus Applied Podcast by Simon Jacobson addresses the personal and emotional needs of our community by answering the most pressing questions of our lives -- from the perspective of Chassidic thought. The podcast demonstrates how the Torah provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Get unlimited free downloads of MP3 recordings o

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Ep. 250: What Should Our Attitude Be to the Recent MicDrop Issue?

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 Vayakhel, Shabbos Mevarchim Adar II and Shekalim 2:53 • Can we speak after saying the bedtime hamapil prayer? 13:26 • Shidduchim: What should I do when nothing seems to work? 19:18 • What should our attitude be to the recent MicDrop issue? 23:32 • How do I know if I am making the right choice?  38:57 • Is one allowed to curse another person? 44:15 • Follow-up:     o Walking past a church (episode 249) 48:47     o Natural Approach to Dealing with Depression (episode 243) 50:09     o Is it my yetzer hara or my dysfunctional childhood? (episode 155) 51:32 • Chassidus question: What does the Tanya mean by saying that a soul is literally a “piece of G-d”? And how do you explain that the soul and G-d are “two half images”? 53:44 • My Life 2018 essays:     o True Peace is Realistic! Yehuda Levinger, 19, Jerusalem, Israel 01:01:15     o Will and Desire, Rachel Schusterman, Atlanta, GA 01:02:30     o To Remain Happy in Conflict, Menachem Mendel Wolf, 30, Netanya, Israel 01:03:56 Submit your question now at http://www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive or email: Mylife@meaningfullife.com. 

1hr 5mins

25 Feb 2019

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Ep. 260: Is Ahavas Yisroel Achieved by Ignoring Our Differences?

• Chassidus Applied to Emor 4:16 • Poway follow-up 17:10 • Is Ahavas Yisroel achieved by ignoring our differences?  30:00 • Am I allowed to shave or trim my beard or moustache?  33:40 • Are there standards for what is considered an appropriate Shaitel? Are long wigs an issue?  43:45 • What can I do about nightly emissions?  47:15 • Follow-up (episodes 256-257): Internet addictions  53:25 • Chassidus question: Please explain the concept of our counting 49 days of the Omer, preparing us to then receive, as a gift from above, the 50th day, which is beyond our capacity to reach on our own.  56:00 • My Life 2019 essay contest winners 1:02:00 Student Winner: How to Avoid Low Self-Esteem and Get Motivated to Serve G-d, Aryeh Yonaton Chadad, 20, Israel Inwardness: The Chassidic Solution to the Epidemic of Escapism, Shraga Crombi, 37, New Brunswick, NJ Difficult is the New Easy, Devori Garelick, 19, Naharia, Israel

1hr 9mins

13 May 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 268: What Will Chabad Look like in 30 Years?

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 12-13 Tammuz and Balak 0:12 • What is the Chabad custom regarding bringing in an early Shabbos? 14:52 • What will Chabad look like in 30 years? 19:00 • When naming a child after a tzaddik/Rebbe can we combine the name with that of a layperson? 24:36 • Should we be concerned with secular values seeping into Chabad ideology? 27:34 • How can I address my apathy to davening and make it a meaningful experience? 36:44 • To what extent should a spouse get involved in their partners davening? 41:38 • Am I responsible to share sensitive information about a potential shidduch with the other party? 43:13 • Follow up:         o Gimmel Tammuz (episode 266)  46:22       o Pidyon nefesh at the Ohel (episode 266)  48:43       o Polygamy (episode 267) 50:29       o Anti-Semitism  53:22 • Chassidus question: How do you reconcile Tanya chapter 15 with the Gemara whether a tzaddik is called oved Elokim? 57:09 • My Life 2019 essays:      o כלים השלכתיים בטיפול: השימוש בחוש הציור ככלי טיפולי במשנתו של אדמו”ר הריי”צ, Mishael Elmalem, 41, Jerusalem, Israel 01:02:45      o הביטחון בבורא ככלי משנה מציאות, Efrat Veber, 32, Beitar Illit, Israel 01:05:34      o האחריות כגורם אחראי בחיינו, Chaya Mushka Perlstein, 19, Haifa, Israel 01:07:13 Submit your question now at https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: Mylife@meaningfullife.com. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/MyLifeChassi... 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. WHERE TO FIND THE MEANINGFUL LIFE CENTER: WEBSITE: http://www.meaningfullife.com, https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ FACEBOOK PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/MyLifeChassi... INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/meaningful.... TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/MeaningfulLife LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonjaco... YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://youtube.com/mylifechassidusapp... PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/meaningful EMAIL US: wisdomreb@meaningfullife.com

1hr 9mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 217: Is It Okay to Marry Before Fully Dealing with My Own Self-Esteem and Dependency Issues?

Chassidus Applied to ChukasWhat takes precedence: Supporting local mosdos or supporting shluchim?How do I improve my relationship with my mother?Is it okay to date and establish a home before fully dealing with my own self-esteem and dependency issues?How can I control the unspoken urge?Follow-up (episodes 215-216): Does it make sense to spend Shabbos at the Ohel?How does the Rebbe answer us today?What can we do to improve our yeshiva system to work for all our students?OCDChassidus question: Is energy physical or spiritual?My Life 2018 essays: How to Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier, Devorah Block, 19, San Antonio, TX; Finding a Geulah-Life of Bliss & Joy, In a Place Called Golus, Levi Ginsberg, 22, Brooklyn, NY; Rectifying Chaotic Marriages, Yonason Johnson, 39, Melbourne, Australia

1hr 18mins

19 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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Ep. 242: What Defines a Chabad Chosid?

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 24 Teves and Parshas Vaeirah 7:18 • What do you say to a teenage girl who refuses to accept tznius guidelines because she finds it degrading to cover yourself in order not to be objectified? 18:11 • What defines a Chabad Chosid? 26:54 • Is it wrong to listen to and enjoy classical music? 36:59 • J-screen: Are we obligated as parents? 38:33 • Did the Rebbe say anything about natural vs. bottle feeding a baby? 46:03 • Follow-up (episodes 238; 241)     o Revealing one’s past in shidduchim 49:31     o Fitbit 53:34     o Government trying to change our education system 54:18     o Singing in restroom 56:46     o Social justice 57:32 • Chassidus question: Explain the different ways we “describe” Atzmus 01:00:40 • My Life 2018 essays:     o Seeking Comfort, Simi Sebbag, 24. Brooklyn, NY 01:08:34     o Why Men Should Not Date, Yisrael New, 29, Jerusalem, Israel 01:11:13     o Singing in my Home, Sholom Magidman, 25, Israel 01:12:30

1hr 14mins

31 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Ep: 264: What Does Torah Say About Reincarnation and Communication With Past Lives?

Chassidus Applied to Post Shavuos and Behaalosecho  How and who produced the Hanochos -- transcripts – of the Rebbe’s talks?  What does Torah and Kabbalah say about reincarnation and communication with past lives?  Should being a meshichist/saying Yechi be relevant when choosing a shidduch?  How much time should a chosson and kallah be in contact with each other during their engagement?  As a mother of young children how can I daven properly with the right intentions?  Follow up:  Israel-centric Judaism  Chassidus in depth  Teshuva for a sociopath  Anti-Semitism  Chassidus question: Is the long golus a result of baseless hatred or the fact that we are weak souls?  My Life 2019 essays: הנתינה לאחר ככלי לשינוי עצמי, Michal Torenheim,17, Beitar Illit, Israel; I’m Not a Doormat The Quality of Self Confidence, Sarale Benshimon, 30, Montreal, Canada Back and Forth, Chana Lazar, 20, Montreal, Canada 

1hr 10mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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Ep. 258: Poway Shooting on Acharon Shel Pesach – How Should We React?

• Chassidus Applied to Isru Chag Pesach, Chof Ches Nissan and Acharei 11:00 • Poway shooting on Acharon Shel Pesach – how should we react? 01:12 • Are the Rebbe’s words on 28 Nissan still relevant today, or did we miss an opportunity? 21:17 • What’s the practical difference between the existence and the revelation of Moshiach? 28:41 • What guidelines can we use to find the right yeshiva for our child? 35:19 • Why not send children to non-Chabad schools which produce better results? 42:46 • Can we make a connection between two negative events that happened in the same location? 45:50 • How can we begin to daven the way Chassidus expects of us? Prayer continued  49:25 • Follow-up (episodes 256-257):      o Internet addictions 52:40     o Learning all parts of Torah 57:23 • Chassidus question: What is bittul and how can I begin to perceive Hashem and his unity in the right way instead of some obscure concept? 58:50 • My Life 2019 essay contest winners:     o Ageless, Ayelet Skinner, 48, Southfield, MI 01:05:07     o The Chassidic Method of Dealing with Fear, Ariel Nevei, 44, Beitar Illit, Israel 01:07:46     o The Essential Yes of a Strong No, Mushka Silberberg, 22, Lincolnwood, IL 01:09:25     o Rediscovering the Joy of Giving – from Self-Love to Selfless Love, Aidel Cohen, 24, Brooklyn, NY 01:11:15

1hr 13mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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Ep. 295: Is Moshiach’s Coming a Process or an Event?

Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Tu B’Shevat and Yisro 7:00 • 6th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Contest, with a new artistic track: The power of initiating and presenting Chassidus in written or artistic form 3:58 • What does it mean that Tu B’Shevat is the new year for trees? 7:36 • Did Moshe marry into a non-Jewish family? 21:45 • Yud Shevat follow-up       o Basi L’Gani 27:32      o False humility 40:13      o Bringing Moshiach: Process or event? 44:12      o Shtus D’kedusha 55:02 • What is the story behind the Rebbe assuming leadership on Yud Shevat 5711? What transpired during that year? 58:28 • Why was the Frierdiker Rebbe’s shtreimel not given to the Rebbe?  • Chassidus question: What is the Manna according to Chassidus? 01:02:05 • My Life 2019 essays:      o Addiction: The Road to Recovery, Dov Aizenman, 30, Myrtle Beach, SC 01:07:28      o מוח בלתי מנוצח, Moti Stambler, 22, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:09:47      o תסמין הדור השני אצלי ואצלך, Elazar Cohen, 22, Argentina 01:11:02 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.

1hr 12mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Ep. 216: Special Gimmel Tammuz Edition; Why Don’t We Appoint a New Rebbe? And More

Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives — from the Perspective of Chassidic ThoughtMP3 recording of this class are available free of charge to members and $0.99  for non-members. Sign up HERE for your free membership.Topics:Chassidus Applied to Gimmel Tammuz and KorachLessons from Chof Ches SivanWhy don’t we speak about the details of Gimmel Tammuz as we do about Yud Shevat, Beis Nissan, Chof Dalet Teves etc.?Why don’t we appoint a new Rebbe?Did the Rebbe take responsibility for shluchim?How does the Rebbe answer us today? What is the meaning of going to the Ohel or writing into the Igros?Follow-up (episodes 213-215):What is the difference between a sicha and a maamar?What can we do to improve our yeshiva system to work for all our students?Chassidus question: How do we understand the different statements the Rebbe made about Moshiach, the dor h

1hr 15mins

11 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Ep. 230: What is the Rebbe's View Regarding a Prenup?

Chassidus Applied to the Post-Holiday seasonLessons from Parshas NoachDo fathers have to ignore their families on Simchas Torah?I feel stifled in my ultra-religious home. What can I do?Can I balance my secular interests with my spiritual/religious life?How can I get beyond a past relationship and move toward marriage?How do I return to Chabad after being away?What is the Rebbe's view regarding a prenup?Follow-up: Another Chassidus project thanks to this MyLife programChassidus question: What does Achdus Hashem mean?My Life 2018 essays:“Third Person” Terminology: the Empathetic Approach of Chassidus, Toby Lerner, 19, Jerusalem, IsraelDoes the Mind Really Control the Heart? Ofir Raz, 22, Kiryat Ata, IsraelLetting Stress Roll Away, Yehoshua Rubin, 27, Brooklyn, NY

1hr 15mins

8 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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Ep. 285: What Can I Do About My Parents Speaking Negatively About My Spouse?

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.

1hr 13mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Ep. 228: For the Sake of Sholom Bayis Should I Do Something That I Would Normally Refrain from Doing?

Chassidus Applied to Re’eh and Mevarchim ElulRambam study: End of 37th cycle (Elul 20) and beginning of 38th (Elul 21)Chassidus Applied to the 25th of Elul and Rosh HashanaLessons from the last and 7th Week of the Shiva D’NechemtaStanding in the month of Elul when we increase in prayer, what can we practically do to pray a bit better?Should I be concerned about speaking loshon hora when I am working through with my mentor the hurt I have experienced at the hands of another?For the sake of sholom bayis should I do something my spouse prefers that I would normally refrain from doing?Does the Torah expect the same from people regardless of their vital childhood experience?Is there any value in rigidly doing mitzvot by rote even if it does not refine me and help me personally grow?Follow-up: Religious OCD (episode 227)Chassidus question: What does it mean that we need to stimulate G-d’s desire to recreate existence on Rosh Hashana? If we did nothing would the world cease to be?

1hr 9mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Ep. 201: Does a Survivor Need to Show Respect to an Abusive Parent?

• Chassidus Applied to the month of Adar 6:05• Lessons from Parshas Terumah and Shabbos Hafsokeh 13:57• Closing days of the MyLife: Chassidus Applied essay contest 3:20• Abuse issues: o Does a survivor need to show respect to an abusive parent 30:35 o How can a survivor avoid seeing Judaism as horrific when the abuse came from a Jewish role model? 32:25• Why is Isaac referred to as Abraham’s only son? 45:44• Why does a divorced woman have to cover her hair? 48:51• What is the spiritual meaning of colors? 56:33• Is it inappropriate for a bochur to earn parnossa before marriage? 51:42• Follow-up: o More refined men (episode 200) 57:36 o Prayer (episode 199-200) 01:01:16• Why Don’t We Daven the Way Chassidus Expects of Us? Prayer continued 01:03:50• Chassidus Question: If the hidden good is greater than the revealed good, why do we wish each other revealed good? 01:07:12

1hr 15mins

29 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Ep. 204: How to Create Balance Between Tznius and a Strong Emotional Passion Between Spouses?

• Chassidus Applied to Parshas Vayakhel-Pikkudei and Parah 4:44• The evaluation continues: hundreds of excellent essays in this year’s MyLife: Chassidus Applied essay contest 16:46• Should we be following US Department of Health guidelines regarding time between pregnancies? 19:21• What is the Rebbe's opinion on homebirth? 23:23• Is it important to the Rebbe that I live in Crown Heights? 25:05• How do I deal with a spouse who does not share my need for emotional connection? 37:03• How do we create balance between tznius and maintaining a strong emotional passion between spouses? 45:33• How to ensure that a spiritual high is channeled appropriately? 54:25• Follow-up: o Wall of shame forever? Does a person has paid his dues for violating others need to be shamed for the rest of his life? (episode 203) 58:09 o Healthy eating (episode 203) 01:02:50 o G-d’s Anger (episode 203) 01:03:33 o Reward and punishment (episode 203) 01:04:22• Chassidus Question:

1hr 13mins

29 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Ep. 208: How Do We Correct Wrongs If We Can’t Speak Loshen Hora?

• Chassidus Applied to Isru Chag 0:51• Lessons from Parshas Shemini 15:07• What lesson can I derive from a negative Seder experience? 23:42• How do we correct wrongs if we can’t speak loshen hora? 29:19• Aren’t we all shluchim? 35:09• Shlichus follow-up (episodes 204; 206) 35:09• Chassidus Question: What is the correct definition of the word bittul used in Chassidus? 57:00• Reviewing My Life 2018 winning essays: o Top 3 winners: Reclaiming Vulnerability, by Leibel Gniwisch, 24, Montreal, Canada, Teacher, Lamplighters Yeshivah 1:02:35 5 Steps to Dealing with Perfectionism, by Chana Hendel, 18, shlucha, Athens, Greece 1:06:48 And Choose Life, by Shterny Tubul (nee Fogelman), 22, Natick, MA and Brooklyn, NY, Teacher, Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy. 01:08:10 o Student winners. Cognitive and Emotional Faculties, by Menachem Mendel Yeshayahu, 16, Haifa, Israel, Student, Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lod 1:11:10 Plus new bon

1hr 16mins

29 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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Ep. 245: After a Major Life Crisis, How Do You Begin Living Again?

• Chassidus Applied to Tu B’Shevat and Yisro 0:31 • How do you answer this question: If G-d gave the Torah today, would it be very different than the one given 3300 years ago to primitive people? 13:05 • Does a Torah abiding Jew need therapy? 20:31 • How do we even begin relating to a G-d that seems so beyond us? 29:13 • How should we be promoting the Seven Noachide laws? 36:54 • After a major life crisis, how do you begin living again? 43:15 • Explain a seeming contradiction whether the Holocaust was a punishment for Jewish sins. 48:58 • Follow-up (episodes 242):     o Nursing 56:18     o Singing 56:18 • Chassidus question How does Chassidus explain why Mattan Torah at Sinai happened only after Yisro acknowledged G-d, and what is its application to life today? 58:43 • My Life 2018 essays:     o Escape Consumerism Before IT Consumes YOU, Liad Braude, 27, Jerusalem, Israel 01:02:00     o The Right Balance between Matter and Spirit, Ziv Kochba, 31, Israel, Haifa, Israel 01:03:48     o To Be or Not To Be, Dovi Oirechman, 26, Lod, Israel 01:05:34

1hr 8mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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Ep. 293: How to Prepare for the Approaching 70th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Leadership? The Power of Presenting Chassidus in Written or Artistic Form

Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Shevat and Bo  0:23 • 6th annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Contest, with a new artistic track: The power of initiating and presenting Chassidus in written or artistic form 1:41 • How to prepare for the approaching 70th anniversary of the Rebbe’s leadership?  2:59 • Was the Rebbe's statement that we are the last generation of galus and the first generation of geulah just a bracha and a wish? 20:26 • Is it okay for a tzaddik to say an untruth? 24:49 • How to address the recent suicides? 34:52 • Follow up (episode 292): Secular studies 45:56 • Chassidus question: Why did G-d harden Pharoah’s heart and then punish him? 58:26 • My Life 2019 essays:      o ככה” זו לא תשובה”, Meir Heber, 20, Kfar Chabad, Israel 01:05:55      o Teenage Rebellion, Chaya Youngworth, 16, Johannesburg, South Africa 01:07:05      o Perpetuating Inspiration, Shmuli Hecht, 18, Sunnyvale, CA 01:08:22 Submit your question now at  https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ask-rabbi-jacobson/ or email: info@chassidusapplied.com. WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: info@chassidusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. The objective of the program is to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.

1hr 10mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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Ep. 213: My teenage friends are drowning: What can we do?

Chassidus Applied to Bamidbar and ShavuosMy teenage friends are drowning: What can we do?How to deal with religious OCDAre we sure that everyone has a soulmate?How to educate children about intimacy?How do we explain the words in Tanya that one has to let go of everything, including wife and children, for G-d?Follow-up (episode 212): Blessings on trees (episode 209)Giving years to the RebbeNo intimacy in marriageHealthy interaction with the opposite genderChassidus question: What does Atzmus U’Mhus Ohr Ayn Sof mean? If we can’t define Atzmus how can we call it Ohr Ayn Sof?My Life 2018 essays: Chassidut, Polarization and the Opioid Crisis, Avrohom Karp, 22, Spring Valley; Chassidus: Revealing the True Me, Yosef Yitzchak Marneitz, 29, Beitar Illit, Israel; Overcoming Technology Addiction, Yisroel Cotlar, 36, Cary, North Carolina

1hr 11mins

14 May 2018

Rank #18

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Ep. 214: How Can Someone Consider Himself a Chassid and Not Be Careful with Halacha?

Chassidus Applied to Behaalotecho118th anniversary of the Rebbe’s parentsHow can someone consider himself a chassid and not be careful with halacha?Is life in our hands or Hashem’s hands?Are special children deprived?Follow-up (episode 213): My teenage friends are drowning: What can we do?How to deal with religious OCDNo intimacy in marriageChassidus question: Why is the Omer counting not from malchus to chesed?My Life 2018 essays: What if You Cannot do a Mitzvah? Naomi Zirkind, 57, Baltimore, MD; “That’s How it Is” — Absolutely Not! How Torah Teaches Us to Think Out of the Box, Hillel Raskin, 22, Germany; Chassidus and Technology, Shiloh Yechezkel Betzalel, 20, Rechovot, Israel

1hr 14mins

28 May 2018

Rank #19

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Ep. 280: How Should We Address Drinking Problems in Communities and “Kiddish Clubs” in Shul?

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.

1hr 13mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #20