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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 Rabbi Simon Jacobson

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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

    Ep. 297: Is Joy Inherent or Acquired?

    Ep. 297: Is Joy Inherent or Acquired?

    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



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    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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 296: What Role Does the Rebbetzin Play in Our Lives?

    Ep. 296: What Role Does the Rebbetzin Play in Our Lives?

    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.



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    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 295: Is Moshiach’s Coming a Process or an Event?

    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.



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    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.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Embracing Our Mission: 70 Years of the Rebbe’s Vision and Revolution

    Embracing Our Mission: 70 Years of the Rebbe’s Vision and Revolution

    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/

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    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.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    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

    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.



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    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 292: Announcing the 6th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, Including a New Creative Track

    Ep. 292: Announcing the 6th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, Including a New Creative Track

    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.



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    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.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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