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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. 363: Will Unconditional Love Reverse the Damage Done by Baseless Hate?

    19/07/2021 Duração: 01h14min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus applied to Tisha B’Av What does it mean that Moshiach is born on this day? Why is this day considered sad if its purpose is to bring a greater elevation? Since the Shechina is also in Golus why doesn’t G-d bring the geulah for His own sake? Who was Kamtza and Bar Kamtza? Will unconditional love reverse the damage done by baseless hate? Why can’t we commission builders to construct the third Beis Hamikdash? Please share an interesting idea about Moshiach How does one deal with the anxiety resulting from the recent tragedies? What can we do when we need G-d to make a miracle for us? What comes next? Lessons from Parshas V’etchanan, Nachamu and the Fifteenth of Av Why did G-d allow Moshe to say 515 prayers to enter Israel when at the end He did not grant his request? What’s the point of Moshe looking at the land? Why were the Ten Commandmen

  • Ep. 362: What can You Say to the Families Grieving the Losses of their Loved Ones in Surfside?

    12/07/2021 Duração: 01h05min

    THIS WEEK'S TOPICS: What can you say to the families grieving the losses of their loved ones in the Surfside collapse? Chassidus applied to the Nine Days What lessons does this time period have for us? Why do we refer to this month as Menachem Av? Is there significance that the only death in the Torah where it notes the exact time and place is that of Aaron on Rosh Chodesh Av? What can we learn from the Arizal’s yahrzeit being on the 5th of Av? Do we have to only focus on the negative during these sad days? What can we do prevent negative things from happening during these days? Should we keep a mezuzah in our cars? Is someone born during the nine days prohibited from making a birthday party? Lessons from Parshas Devarim and Shabbos Chazon Why is there the fifth book of Mishne Torah – why the need to repeat what was said earlier? Is Moshe’s final address to the nation similar to the Rebbe's “do all that you can” 28

  • Ep. 361: What Can Chassidus Teach Us About July 4th and Independence?

    05/07/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus applied to the Three Weeks What lessons does this time period have for us? Why is it called “Bein HaMitzorim”? Is there a connection between the ripening of almonds in 21 days and the Three Weeks? Surfisde: How can we still hold on to hope ten days since the Surfside collapse? What should I do with my angry feelings toward G-d for allowing such tragedy? What should we be doing today about events around us? Lessons from Matos Massei Why can’t women annul their own vows? Why weren’t the tribes of Reuven and Gad punished for refusing to enter Israel? How did the cities of refuge work? Why was Moshe’s Moabite wife different than the other Moabite women? What can Chassidus teach us about July 4th and Independence? Whom should we be voting for in the NY Mayoral election? Comments and Follow-up: Covid vaccination Chassidus question: If G-d recreates exist

  • Ep. 360: How Should We React to the Catastrophic Building Collapse in South Florida?

    28/06/2021 Duração: 01h13min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: How should we react to the catastrophic building collapse in South Florida? With the recent structural disasters in Meron (in Iyar), Stolin (in Sivan) and now in Surfside (in Tammuz), what are we to think? Chassidus applied to 17 Tammuz What is the significance of this day? Why do we still fast for an event that happened 2,000 years ago, but we don’t have a fast day for the holocaust that was less than a hundred years ago? What can we learn from the breaching of the Jerusalem walls? Lessons from Pinchas Does Pinchas killing Zimri without due process leave room for antinomianism? Why is Pinchas rewarded for zealotry? Isn’t that setting a precedent for inspiring zealots to commit crimes? Why were there no laws in the Torah protecting women and their rights to inheritance until the daughters of Tzelaphchad spoke up and complained? Why were the da

  • Ep. 359: Would the Rebbe Be Happy With Weddings Being Made Outside of Crown Heights?

    21/06/2021 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 Beis Tammuz – 94 years         o What is the significance of this day?         o How can it empower us in facing our current challenges?  • 40th Siyum HaRambam: What is its connection with the Rebbe and Geulah?  • Why was Moshe punished for striking the rock?  • What can camp counselors learn from Moshe not speaking to the rock?   • Lessons from Balak     &nbs

  • Ep. 358: Gimmel Tammuz – 27 Years: What Is the Significance of This Day? How Could This Happen if a Shepherd Never Forsakes His Flock?

    14/06/2021 Duração: 01h14min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus applied to Gimmel Tammuz – 27 years  What is the significance of this day?  How could this event happen if a shepherd never forsakes his flock?  Are there people who believe that nothing happened?  What was the Rebbe’s last major teaching?  Why is this year’s Gimmel Tammuz any different from the past 26 Gimmel Tammuzes?   Did the Rebbe leave a will?  What happened to the Rebbe’s property after Gimmel Tammuz?  What was the Rebbe’s condition between Chof Zayin Adar and Gimmel Tammuz?  Who decided to take the Rebbe to the hospital after the second stroke?  Did the Rebbe make any public statements alluding that Gimmel Tammuz would happen, and what he wanted us to do afterward? Was it alluded to in the 28 Nissan sicha?  Is Yechi HaMelech a salute people give to a leader during his last stages of life?  Why don’t we designate this day as a fast day to exhibit our sadness?  Why wasn’t an 8th R

  • Ep. 357: 28 Sivan – 80 Years: What Is the Significance of This Day?

    07/06/2021 Duração: 01h15min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus applied to 28 Sivan – 80 years  What is the significance of this day?  How did the Rebbe mark this day 30 years ago?  Lessons from Korach  Why do we need a Rebbe?  What was the response to Korach’s argument?  Can we learn anything from this story about nepotism?  How do we understand the story of Aaron’s rod sprouting almonds?  What should be our attitude to the new coalition government in Israel?  Is it appropriate to laugh, as Rabbi Akiva did, after witnessing a tragedy?  If we cry when a tragedy happens, does it reflect a lack of faith in G-d?  When Moshiach comes...  Doesn’t the Rambam say that we shouldn't delve into the details about Moshiach?  What’s the difference between the footsteps of Moshiach and the birthpangs of Moshiach?  What can I do about my very devout nanny speaking to my children about her religious beliefs?  Why are Jews considered to be the most intelli

  • Ep. 356: With the Rise of Anti-Semitic Acts Is It Time to Start Fighting Back?

    31/05/2021 Duração: 01h07min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus applied to Shelach Why did G-d tell Moshe to send the scouts of his own volition? What did the scouts do wrong? Why did they bring back large grapes? Why was the one who carried wood on Shabbos put to death? How do tzitzis remind us of the mitzvos? What can we do to increase unity and love? Now that cities are opening up, can we say that it is a sign of the imminent geulah? With the rise of anti-Semitic acts is it time to start fighting back? When Moshiach comes... Will he be an actual human being? Can Moshiach be a woman? Will our divine service be more similar to the Temple periods in Jewish history or shul services today? Will 770 be transported to Israel? Comments and follow-up: What were the colors and images of the tribes’ flags? 12 Sivan One state solution Chassidus question: Can a neshomo be in

  • Ep. 355: Should We Have Ahavas Yisroel to Jews Who Incite Against Other Jews?

    24/05/2021 Duração: 01h15min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics:   Chassidus applied to 12 Sivan  What is the significance of this day?  How has Sinai impacted the world?  Chassidus applied to Behaalotcho  Why is it so critical to ensure that the “flame rises on its own”?  Do the seven types of souls of the menorah correspond to different demographic groups?    Israel under attack and the cease fire  What should our attitude be?  What can we do to help the situation?  Is there hope for a peaceful future?  Is there anything we can do to show the Arabs that we want peace?  In an ideal world, what would happen to the Palestinians currently living in Israel?  Are there any verses in Torah where the prophets describe the miracles we are seeing?  Rise of anti-Semitic acts  Should we remove mezuzos to avoid being targeted by anti-Semitic mobs?  Should we have Ahavas Yisroel to Jews who incite against other Jews?  When Moshiach comes... 

  • Ep. 354: If the “World Is Ready For Moshiach” Why Are We Still Suffering Tragedy After Tragedy? What Does G-d Want of Us?

    10/05/2021 Duração: 01h18min

    Topics: Tragedy in Miron If the “world is ready for Moshiach” (as the Rebbe said), why are we still suffering tragedy after tragedy? What does G-d want of us? What is bitachon in face of tragedy? How can this bring us to grow in our love, unity, and acceptance of each other? What can we learn from the difference approaches of Moshe and Aaron to the deaths of Nadav and Avihu? Apology for suggesting that the victims were to blame The Talmud about someone being crushed in the Temple Please comment on other speakers addressing the tragedy Is it right to blame anyone for the tragedy? Is there any validity to the Zohar going around about 45 people dying in connection with Lag B’Omer? Students of Rabbi Akiva Why should lack of respect be a cause for death? Can we compare other disagreements between students, for example those of the Maggid’s students, to the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva? Chassidus applied to Bamidbar Do we have an image of the tribes’ flags? Is a census a good thing or not? Chassidus app

  • Ep. 353: How Do We Even Begin to Address the Horrific Tragedy in Miron on Lag B’Omer?!

    03/05/2021 Duração: 01h06min

    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: • Tragedy in Miron        o How do we even begin to address the horrific events in Miron on Lag B’Omer?!         o Can we correlate this with the death of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students?         o Is it appropriate to blame victims for their demise?  • Why do we have a period of mourning for Rabbi Akiva's students, but not even one day of mourning for the six million victims of the holocaust? • Ch

  • Ep. 352: What Can We Learn From the Rebbe’s Brother About Dealing With Setbacks and Descents in Life?

    26/04/2021 Duração: 01h07min

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Lessons from 13 Iyar: 69th yahrzeit of R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib a”h  Did the Rebbe start the BT effort as a tikkun for his brother?  What do we know about the Rebbe’s brother?  What can we learn from the Rebbe’s brother about dealing with setbacks and descents in life? Reviewing the Rebbe’s words when he stood up from shiva after R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib’s passing  Chassidus applied to Pesach Sheni  It’s never too late  Chassidus applied to Lag B’Omer:  What do we learn from the 24,000 students that did not respect one another?  What was unique about Rashbi?  Uniting the inner and outer of Torah and Jews  Lessons from Emor:  What was the purpose of the lechem hapanim?  Why is cursing G-d such a grave sin?  How do we explain the second half of Moshiach’s reply to the Baal Shem Tov: “when others will be able to perform mystical unifications”?  When Moshiach comes...  Will there be crime; will e

  • Ep. 351: What Is the Rebbe’s View On the State of Israel?

    19/04/2021 Duração: 01h34s

    Rabbi Jacobson will discuss the following topics: Chassidus applied to Acharei-Kedoshim How to balance healthy tension and resolution? What does it mean to sanctify your life? What lessons do we learn from the 3 meanings in the word Sefirah 28 Nissan – 30 years: Moshiach Why is there no campaign to improve our midos? What should we study in particular? A practical suggestion When Moshiach comes... How do we balance actively waiting for Moshiach while responsibly living our daily lives? Do we bring Moshiach by doing mitzvot or do we wait for Moshiach and do mitzvot? How will we get to Israel? What is the Rebbe’s view on the State of Israel? What should we do about Israel’s new conversion law accepting conservative and reform conversions? Chassidus question:  Why do the 248 positive mitzvos correspond to the 248 limbs? MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Es

  • Ep. 350: Special Chof Ches Nissan Edition: What Did the Rebbe Mean With the Words “Do All You Can”?

    12/04/2021 Duração: 01h12min

    Topics: Chassidus applied to Chof Ches Nissan – 30 Years What did the Rebbe mean with the words “do all you can”? If the Rebbe couldn’t get it done, how can we? Why Moshiach now more than ever? Why do we need Moshiach? Does 28 Nissan demonstrate a failed effort? Are we still in the 7th generation? What does it mean that Moshiach will certainly come by the year 6000? What else can we do to bring Moshiach? What does increase in acts of goodness and kindness mean in practical terms? Out of all the things we can do to bring Moshiach, what is the most pressing of them? Is there a new energy in the air among us to bring Moshiach? Can we trick G-d into sending Moshiach? When Moshiach comes... Will everyone know it immediately? Will we have time to pack our bags? Moshiach lessons from Beis Iyar and Tazria-Metzora L’chatchila ariber Birthing of the permanent geulah Transforming the leper into redemption Skip directly to a topic by viewing the episode timestamps in YouTube. MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly vide

  • 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?

    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

    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?

    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?

    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”?

    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] 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

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