Mylife: Chassidus Applied

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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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  • Ep 349: How Do We Celebrate Yud Alef Nissan?

    Ep 349: How Do We Celebrate Yud Alef Nissan?

    22/03/2021 Duração: 01h08min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to 11 Nissan        o What is the significance of and how do we celebrate the day?        o When did the custom begin to compose a new song in honor of Yud Alef Nissan, and how were the songs chosen?        o Based on the Rebbe’s explanation why we honor the yahrzeit of Moshe on 7 Adar and not his birthday, why do we celebrate 11 Nissan?  • 13 Nissan: 155th yahrzeit of the Tze

  • Ep. 348: Did the Rebbe Ever Publicly Speak Out Against Pesach Food Price Gouging?

    Ep. 348: Did the Rebbe Ever Publicly Speak Out Against Pesach Food Price Gouging?

    15/03/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    Topics: Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus applied to Rosh Chodesh Nissan, 2 Nissan and Vayikra Does the Torah say that Moshiach will come during the month of Nissan? 2 Nissan What is the story with the Rebbe Rashab visiting an art museum? Can you give us a synopsis of your favorite maamar of the Rebbe Rashab? Vayikra How do we offer gratitude today when we can’t bring a thanksgiving offering? Why does G-d enjoy the scent of animal sacrifices? Why is it a sin for Jews to refrain from bearing witness about G-d to the world? What was the “tent of meeting” and what is its role today? 27 Adar Why did G-d not abide by the rabbinic ruling after 27 Adar? Why did 27 Adar happen in a month of joy? Did the Rebbe ever speak out against Pesach food price gouging? Follow-up (episode 346): Shattering the tablets How do we understand Hashems “threat” of obliterating the Jewis

  • Ep 347: 27 Adar: Redeeming the Rebbe’s Speech by Becoming the Rebbe’s Mouthpiece

    Ep 347: 27 Adar: Redeeming the Rebbe’s Speech by Becoming the Rebbe’s Mouthpiece

    08/03/2021 Duração: 01h10min

    Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Vayakhel-Pekudei, Hachodesh and Nissan          o What is golus and geulah in our personal lives, and how do we turn displacement into redemption?         o What was Betzalel’s role as builder of the Sanctuary?         o How can lowly materials become a Divine Mishkan? What is their significance?  • Lessons from 25 Adar – 120th birthday of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka         o What is the connection to the birthday of the universe?         o What do we learn from a birthday?  • What do we learn from 27 Adar?         o What was the last teaching of the Rebbe before

  • Ep. 346: How Do I Deal With a Serious Setback – Loss, Trauma, Death and Other Hardships?

    Ep. 346: How Do I Deal With a Serious Setback – Loss, Trauma, Death and Other Hardships?

    07/03/2021 Duração: 01h08min

    Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus applied to Ki Tissa and Parah         o How do I deal with a serious setback? With loss, trauma, death and other hardships?         o What fundamentals can we learn from this week’s Parsha based on the sicha of Ki Tissa 5752?         o What relevant lessons does the red heifer have for us today?         o If the people who saw the miracles of the exodus and the revelations at Sinai could still sin and make a golden calf, what chance do we have to not steer away from sin?         o What are the 13 attributes of mercy, and how can we use them in our daily lives?         o Why did Mosh

  • Ep 345: Is There Spiritual Significance to the Landing on Mars and the General Exploration of Space?

    Ep 345: Is There Spiritual Significance to the Landing on Mars and the General Exploration of Space?

    22/02/2021 Duração: 01h14min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Lessons from 9 Adar and Tetzaveh        o What is the significance of the Frierdiker Rebbe's arrival to the “lower hemisphere?         o What can we learn from this about battling the godless “communists” of our time?        o Why is Moshe’s name not mentioned in this parsha?  • Chassidus Applied to Purim        o What is the significance of the mitzvah of era

  • Ep 344: How Are We to Understand the Idea of Jews as the “Chosen People”?

    Ep 344: How Are We to Understand the Idea of Jews as the “Chosen People”?

    15/02/2021 Duração: 01h20min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected]dusapplied.com SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to 7 Adar, Terumah and Zachor        o How are you empowered by the Moshe within?        o How to turn your life and home into a holy sanctuary?        o What can we do to eradicate apathy and doubts?  • How does Chassidus view the relationship between spiritual/emotional health and physical health?  • Does ambition have a purpose according to Chassidus? Or is it better t

  • Ep. 343: Is Psychology Antithetical to Torah?

    Ep. 343: Is Psychology Antithetical to Torah?

    08/02/2021 Duração: 01h15min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus Applied to Mishpatim, Shekalim and Rosh Chodesh Adar How do we balance reason and faith? How do we build a relationship with G-d? What is the power of joy? Our polarized country - follow-up Was the Rebbe ever in a pandemic? Psychology and Torah Please frame psychology, spirituality, and Chassidus in some sort of context Is psychology antithetical to Torah? Non-Jews Do non-Jews have a soul and free will? What is the difference between psyche and soul from a Chassidic perspective, and how are they different by Jews and non-Jews? How do you explain the end of chapter one in Tanya? Chassidus question: What are the 288 sparks? Where did they come from and what are we supposed to do with them? MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 14th Place winners: Essay English: The BT Approach: Ways to Move Past Barriers t

  • Ep. 342: What Can We Learn About the Covid Vaccine From the Rebbe’s Attitude to Previous Vaccinations?

    Ep. 342: What Can We Learn About the Covid Vaccine From the Rebbe’s Attitude to Previous Vaccinations?

    01/02/2021 Duração: 01h19min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus Applied to Chof Beis Shevat and Yisro  The Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka as partner with the Rebbe  What can we do to honor the Rebbetzin?  Her words: “In Lubavitch all is good”  How do we apply Mattan Torah today?  Why was Sinai preceded by Yisro’s arrival and the lesson for us?  Parents and children: How can I heal from an abusive home?   What can we learn about the Covid vaccine from the Rebbe’s attitude to previous vaccinations?  Bitachon in face of challenges  What can we say to disillusioned teenagers who have experienced losses?  How do we explain to our children prayers not being fulfilled?  Follow-up:  What can I do to receive an answer from the Rebbe?   Will this world come to an end?  Chassidus question: What does bizbuz ha’otzros mean in practical terms?  MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 13th Place winners:  Essay English: Getting In Shape –

  • Ep. 341: Can We Be Angry at G-d When Our Friends and Community Members Die of Covid?

    Ep. 341: Can We Be Angry at G-d When Our Friends and Community Members Die of Covid?

    25/01/2021 Duração: 01h04min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus Applied to Tu B’shevat and Beshalach  What do you do when you’re stuck?  What is the secret to success?  Lessons we learn from the time when the Jews were stuck between the sea before them and the pursuing Egyptians behind them  What do we learn from trees?  Bitachon in face of challenges  Can we be angry at G-d when our friends and community members die of Covid?  How do we explain bitachon and emunah when they apparently don't bring the intended results?  What can I do to change my negative feelings and lack of trust in G-d due to my life challenges?  Parents and Children  How do I get over very harsh words my mother told me?  Children’s Apathy to Judaism  How would you deal with teens who are apathetic towards Yiddishkeit?  What is an appropriate response to my 11-year old son who confided in me that he fears that he won’t be religious when he grows up?  Chassidus question: Is d

  •  Ep. 339: What Are We to Make of President Trump and Events of This Week?

    Ep. 339: What Are We to Make of President Trump and Events of This Week?

    11/01/2021 Duração: 01h06min

    Chassidus Applied to Vaeirah and Rosh Chodesh Shevat  How do we deal with the deepest darkness? The revelation of Havaya in the abyss of Mitzrayim  Bringing Torah and Chassidus to all languages and peoples  President Trump and Events of this Week  From a Torah perspective, what are we to make of the recent events in Washington?  What attitude should we have to President Trump today?   How can we possibly reconcile the great divide in our country today?  Are we headed toward civil war?  Suicide  Suicide is frightening me. Please address this recent tragedy and inspire us all with some light.   Did the Rebbe ever speak about mental illness, suicide and related issues?  Parents and Children  How should I address my husband who chooses not to connect and provide unconditional love to his children because they are more modern?  What can we do about our son who suddenly stopped talking to us?  Chassidus question: What is the maamar called “Der Fr

  • Ep. 338: I Plan on Committing Suicide. I’m in So Much Pain! Please Help...

    Ep. 338: I Plan on Committing Suicide. I’m in So Much Pain! Please Help...

    04/01/2021 Duração: 01h47s

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: •  Chassidus Applied to Chof and Chof Dalet Teves          o The similarities of the Rambam and the Alter Rebbe         o The role of leaders in difficult times  •  Lessons from Shemos:         o Why is the entire book of Shemos called Sefer HaGeulah?         o How to deal with demons – Mitzrayim – in our spirits?      &n

  • Ep. 337: How Do I Improve My Relationship With My Father?

    Ep. 337: How Do I Improve My Relationship With My Father?

    28/12/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Vayechi What defines real life? Why was Yosef buried in Egypt? Is Hei Teves an eis ratzon? Nittel Where did the custom of playing chess on the night of nittel begin? Who won the chess game between the Frierdiker Rebbe and the Rebbe? Why don’t we learn on nittel night? How do I become more confident in my life choices? How do I improve my relationship with my father, who is more interested in my spiritual state than my physical

  • Ep. 336: Why Does G-d Test People With Misfortune?

    Ep. 336: Why Does G-d Test People With Misfortune?

    21/12/2020 Duração: 01h11min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Hei Teves and Vayigash  Celebrating the enduring eternity of the Rebbe, his teachings and directives  Joseph’s dramatic reunion with his brothers  Lessons from 10th of Teves: Nipping a problem in the bud  Which is the main miracle of Chanukah, finding the oil or winning the war?   Why does G-d test people with misfortune?  Is it necessary to talk to your Mashpia about things that you feel you could figure out on your own?  Is there ever a limit to following a psak d

  • Ep. 335: Should a Chossid Eat Jelly Doughnuts on Chanukah?

    Ep. 335: Should a Chossid Eat Jelly Doughnuts on Chanukah?

    14/12/2020 Duração: 01h14min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponso... THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Chanukah and Miketz  • What five messages do the Chanukah lights teach us  • Why did the Rebbe cross out the words “whispering flames”?  • With so much pain and darkness how do you maintain a positive outlook?   • Should a chossid eat jelly doughnuts on Chanukah?  • Why is Judaism so obsessed with food?  • How can we take on and maintain so many resolutions?  • What should be our attitude to the Covid vaccine?  • Should we still be following Covid medical g

  • Ep. 334: Special Yud Tes Kislev Student Edition

    Ep. 334: Special Yud Tes Kislev Student Edition

    07/12/2020 Duração: 01h17min

    • Chassidus Applied to Yud Tes-Chof Kislev and Vayeishev 0:24 • How can we say that the Yidden had Bechirah by matan torah - Hashem picked up the mountain over their heads?  09:20 • Is there anything wrong with listening to Jewish music that are not niggunim?  13:36 • Is there a reason the Rebbe does not put so much emphasis on Rebbetzin Devorah Leah's story? It seems that Chassidim feel very emotional about it, and I was wondering if there is an explanation as to why, for example the Rebbe does not say a sicha every year about it?  17:05 • What's the regard that we, as Dor Hashvi Chassidim (who never knew any other Rabeim) should be having with the Chassidus of the six previous Rabbeim - besides for the Horaos the Rebbe clearly gave (i.e.  Chitas, Tanya, Likuttei Torah, Torah Ohr ex.)? Shouldn't we be only/ mainly learning our generations Chassidus? But then what about the rest of Chassidus?  21:18 • Should I be nervous when something comes too easy, if it says yagati umatzati taamin

  • Ep 333: Should a Husband See Himself as His Wife’s Mashpia? Whats Torahs View on Marrying Cousins?

    Ep 333: Should a Husband See Himself as His Wife’s Mashpia? What's Torah"s View on Marrying Cousins?

    30/11/2020 Duração: 01h15min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: • Chassidus Applied to Yud Dalet Kislev         o Why were the Rebbe’s parents unable to attend his wedding?        o What is the Torah’s position on marrying cousins?        o Why doesn't the Torah give marriage advice?        o Should a husband see himself as his wife’s mashpia?  • Lessons from Yud Tes Kislev and Vayishlach       

  • Ep. 332: What To Do if My Spouse Chooses to Believe Conspiracy Theories?

    Ep. 332: What To Do if My Spouse Chooses to Believe Conspiracy Theories?

    23/11/2020 Duração: 01h11min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Tes and Yud Kislev and Vayeitzei 0:37 What is the purpose of our descent into this hostile world?  What did the Mitteler Rebbe contribute to Chassidus?  A listener’s blessing to the community  Was Rivkah actually 3 years old when she got married to Yitzchak?!  Why was it okay for Yaakov to cheat Esau out of his birthright?!   Should we be following the new Covid precautions?  Is wearing a mask on Shabbos permissible?  What should I do if my s

  • Ep. 331: Should We All Make Aliyah to Israel Now?

    Ep. 331: Should We All Make Aliyah to Israel Now?

    16/11/2020 Duração: 01h14min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Toldos How can we achieve renewal after setbacks? How do you explain Yitzchak and Rivkah giving birth to Esau? How to look at the election results Should we all make aliyah to Israel now? Does Covid represent a plague-like atmosphere similar to the one in the days of Pharaoh? Is there a similarity between our time and the generation of the flood? Does Torah lean toward socialism or capitalism? What should

  • Ep. 330: How Should We React to the Election Results?

    Ep. 330: How Should We React to the Election Results?

    09/11/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Chayei Sarah 0:33 What defines true life?  Are the stories in Bereishis as important as the mitzvos discussed in other Chumashim?   Why is there limited discussion of the Imahos in the Torah?  Why do we find more discussion in Torah about the wicked than about the good?  How should we react to the election results?  Should we pray for leaders in power?  Is everything Hashem does good immediately or will it lead to a greater good in the long term?  Wou

  • Ep. 329: Should We Vote for Trump or Biden?

    Ep. 329: Should We Vote for Trump or Biden?

    02/11/2020 Duração: 01h13min

    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: [email protected] WEBSITE: https://www.chassidusapplied.com/ EMAIL US: [email protected] SPONSOR A MYLIFE: CHASSIDUS APPLIED EPISODE, OR EXPLORE OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: https://www.meaningfullife.com/sponsorships THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: Chassidus Applied to Chof Cheshvan and Vayeira Did the biblical stories of the avos actually happen or are they just metaphors? What is unique about the revelation of Vayeira when G-d revealed Himself earlier to Abraham? Why did Abraham wait to perform the mitzvah of bris until he was 99? Chof Cheshvan: 160th anniversary of the Rebbe Rashab’s birth: What is the connection between the Rebbe Rashab 

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