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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

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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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. 236: Chassidus Applied to the 90th Anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin on Yud Daled Kislev

11/19/2018
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Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS • Lessons from the 10th of Kislev and Vayishlach 1:07 • Chassidus Applied to the 90th anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin on Yud Daled Kislev 15:20 • What are the most vital things to look for in a potential shidduch? 28:36 • What was the Rebbe's view on dealing with the Arabs? 36:38 • Am I allowed to attend an Orthodox...

Duration:01:05:35

Ep. 235: Why Does Judaism Reject the Messiah That Other Religions Have Embraced?

11/12/2018
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• Chassidus Applied to Vayeitzei and Tes Kislev 2:35 • What attitude should one have to Conservative and Reform Judaism? 20:36 • What is the Rebbe’s opinion about creating an endowment? 35:36 • Homosexuality: How can it be prohibited if it is innate? 40:23 • Why does Judaism reject the messiah that other religions have embraced? 49:47 • Follow-up (episode 230-234): o Stuck in marriage 56:35 o Shlichus 01:01:57 • Chassidus question: Does Abraham have the power to refine kelipah? A seeming...

Duration:01:38:15

Ep. 234: How Much to Reveal About a Potential Shidduch?

11/5/2018
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• Tragedy in Pittsburgh – follow-up 15:33 • Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Toldos 8:44 • Lessons from the Kinus HaShluchim 0:52 • What can I do about my fears and anxieties? 37:58 • How much to reveal about a potential shidduch? 43:28 • Can we erase negative memories? 51:30 • What is the Rebbe’s approach to celebrating a bas mitzvah? 55:30 • Chassidus question: Does the concept of shlichus have a source in Chassidus? 01:01:19 • My Life 2018 essays: o The Land of Israel, 71,...

Duration:01:30:18

Ep. 233: Tragedy in Pittsburgh: How Should We React?

10/29/2018
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TOPICS • Tragedy in Pittsburgh: How should we react? 0:18 • Chassidus Applied to Chof Cheshvan and Chayei Sarah 10:27 • What is the Rebbe’s view on buying a lottery ticket? 24:04 • Is there a spiritual significance and lesson to be learned from a huge amount of wealth offered in a lottery? 26:23 • After finishing Yeshiva I am not sure what I should be doing? I am feeling resentful that I was not trained to make a living? What would the Rebbe say about first making a living and then getting...

Duration:01:10:51

Ep. 232: How Do You Explain the Blessing of “She’lo Osani Isha” (Not Making Me a Woman)?

10/22/2018
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• Chassidus Applied to Vayeira 0:35 • Do we need secular sources to teach us how to understand and raise our children? 11:52 • What should our attitude be to “non-official” shluchim? 26:10 • How do you explain the blessing of “she’lo osani isha” (not making me a woman)? 37:56 • Hiding Sarah in a… box? 49:35 • Are controversial verses in the Torah being taught to our children in the proper way? 49:28 • Chassidus question: What is the attitude of Chassidus Chabad to the Ramchal and his Mesilas...

Duration:01:29:49

Ep. 231: Why Is There More Focus on Chitzoniyos (Externals) in Dor Ha’Shevii?

10/15/2018
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• Chassidus Applied to Lech Lecha and 7th of Cheshvan 0:13 • We are a happy and loving family. Yet, for some unknown reason, every time we come back from somebody's house, or an event, or after hosting guests, my spouse and I start a fight. What could be the reason for this? 14:35 • How do I find myself when I feel lost? 21:28 • Why is there more focus on chitzoniyos (externals) in the dor ha’shevii? 26:46 • Is learning and teaching Chassidus Chagas considered “spreading the wellsprings”?...

Duration:01:25:51

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

10/8/2018
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Chassidus Applied to the Post-Holiday season Lessons from Parshas Noach Do 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 program Chassidus...

Duration:01:37:14

Ep. 229: Can we ask about the “whys” and the “hows” of Torah and mitzvos, or do we have to accept it all without questions?

9/17/2018
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Chassidus Applied to Yom Kippur and Sukkot How can I show G-d that I truly repented? What exactly is simcha? Naïve faith vs. skepticism: Can we ask about the “whys” and the “hows” of Torah and mitzvos, or do we have to accept it all without questions? Why should one be observant? What if I feel like I don’t want Moshiach? Follow-up: Rigidly doing mitzvot by rote (episode 228) Chassidus question: Do we need someone outside of ourselves to build our self-worth, just as G-d’s romimus is...

Duration:01:26:54

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

9/3/2018
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Chassidus Applied to Re’eh and Mevarchim Elul Rambam study: End of 37th cycle (Elul 20) and beginning of 38th (Elul 21) Chassidus Applied to the 25th of Elul and Rosh Hashana Lessons from the last and 7th Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta Standing 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...

Duration:01:26:12

Ep. 227: How Can I Balance Hiddur Mitzvah Without Becoming Obsessive Compulsive?

8/28/2018
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Chassidus Applied to Chai Elul, Parshas Ki Tavo and the 6th Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta Lessons from Elul 15: Establishment of Tomchei Temimim 121 years ago How can I balance hiddur mitzvah without becoming obsessive compulsive? Are the Rambam’s dietary directives the proper halachic and chassidic way to eat? As a ger I wonder at times whether my mitzvos have any effect Follow-up: Writing pidyon to other Rebbes (episode 223) Zionism (episode 225) Snoring (episode 226) Learning with your...

Duration:02:32:14

Ep. 226: Did the Rebbe Say Anything About Free Speech When It Offends Others?

8/20/2018
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Chassidus Applied to Parshas Ki Teitzei and the 5th Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta Marriage lessons from Elul 13 Did the Rebbe say anything about free speech when it offends others? How do we know that Judaism is the true religion? My mother is constantly harassing my wife - what to do? Is there any advice about snoring? How to be a good parent? Continued Chassidus question: What is the difference between the Kabbalah of the Rama”k and the Kabbalah of the Arizal? Part IV My Life 2018 essays:...

Duration:01:33:01

Ep. 225: Is the Rebbe’s Position on Zionism Different Than That of the Rebbe Rashab and Rebbe Rayatz?

8/13/2018
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Lessons from the 2nd day of Rosh Chodesh Elul Chassidus Applied to Parshas Shoftim and the 4th Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta If Adam and Eve are the ancestors of all mankind, how do we explain all the diversity of their descendants’ physical appearance? Is the Rebbe’s position on Zionism different than that of the Rebbe Rashab and the Rebbe Rayatz? How to deal with loss? Why does the Torah speak only of Yaakov's devastation and inability to recover from losing Yosef, and not his applying the...

Duration:01:38:27

Ep. 224: How to Turn the Experience of Being Bullied into a Positive?

8/6/2018
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Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Elul Lessons from the 3rd Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta How to turn the experience of being bullied into a positive? Art therapist asking: Which psychological streams are aligned with Judaism? What is the Rebbe’s opinion on buying life insurance? Follow-up: Off the derech (episodes 220-221) Can we establish policy based on a chassidishe hergesh? (episode 219) Writing pidyon to other Rebbes (episode 223) Chassidus question: What is the difference between the...

Duration:02:48:44

Ep 223: Is a School Considered Lubavitch if it Is Behaving Counter to the Rebbe's Directives?

7/30/2018
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• Chassidus Applied to Chof Av 7:28 • Lessons from the 2nd Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta, Parshas Eikev and Shabbos Mevorchim Elul 18:30 • Can I write a pidyon to other Rebbes, or only to my own Rebbe? 22:31 • If a school is doing things counter to the Rebbe's directives, is it considered a Lubavitch school? 28:55 • If my soul is Jewish (born to a Jewish mother), does that automatically make my body Jewish, even if my father is not Jewish? 35:44 • Follow-up: o Lunar eclipse (episode 222)...

Duration:01:35:53

MyLife Ep. 222: Lessons from the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century; Practical Techniques for Growing Through Negative Experiences

7/24/2018
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Chassidus Applied to the Tisha B’Av Nidche and the 15th of Av What is the significance of the longest lunar eclipse of the century? Lessons from Parshas Vaetchanan and Nachamu What are practical tools and techniques for growing through negative experiences Loneliness: How can I find friends? Grieving sisters seeking comfort: Can we do anything to extend the “allotted time” given to an individual in this lifetime? Understanding Hashem in light of tragedies: Why do we praise G-d for taking us...

Duration:01:31:47

Do I Need to Say the Entire Kinus on Tisha B’Av When I Don’t Understand It?

7/17/2018
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Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS • Chassidus Applied to the Nine Days, 5 Av and Shabbos Chazon 0:20 • Do I need to say the entire kinus on Tisha B’Av when I don’t understand it and it’s uninspiring? 17:36 • What can a person do when his dignity (malchus) was broken in childhood? 26:04 • Can we say that trauma is a cause for people to become Baalei Teshuva...

Duration:01:27:37

Ep. 220: Is It an Absolute That Moshiach Must Come in the Next 221 Years Before the 7th Millennium?

7/9/2018
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Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Av and the Nine Days Lessons from Parshas Matos-Masei Summer tznius: Until what age is it acceptable for a boy to wear open shoes without socks? What's our role and goal with summer camp? What are reasons why one would "go off the derech" and how can we influence him/her in a positive way?Is Yiddish a lost language? Do we celebrate our English birthdays? What does the Rebbe and Chassidus say about climate change and environmentalism? Follow-up – Episode 219:...

Duration:01:38:22

Ep. 219: Can We Establish Policy Based on a Chassidishe Hergesh? Lessons from July 4th

7/2/2018
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Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS • Chassidus Applied to Shiva B’asser B’Tammuz Nidche • Lessons from the Three Weeks and Parshas Pinchas • Did the Rebbe say anything about July 4th? • Can we establish policy based on a chassidishe hergesh? • As converts we feel isolated in our community and can’t find a mashpia. What can and should we do? • What can we say...

Duration:01:25:10

Ep. 218: Should Children Ever Be Separated from Their Parents?

6/25/2018
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Addressing the Personal and Emotional Needs of Our Community and Answering the Most Pressing Questions of Our Lives -- from the Perspective of Chassidic Thought. TOPICS • Chassidus Applied to Yud Beis-Yud Gimmel Tammuz • Lessons from the 17th of Tammuz and Parshas Balak • Should we use the Ziy”a title on the Rebbe? • What are your thoughts about the border and immigration debate? • Should children ever be separated from their parents? • How to trust and become a tougher person? • Is it...

Duration:01:06:08

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

6/19/2018
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Chassidus Applied to Chukas What 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? OCD Chassidus...

Duration:01:08:19