We're momtrepreneurs and friends on a mission to change the way we have conversations. Drawing from our formal training, interviews with some the world's greatest thinkers and leaders, the chassidic perspective on current issues, and our own experiences of trial and error (aka life experience), we offer thought provoking insights that educate and inspire us to live more purposefully .
Am I Only as Objective as My Perspective? Simon Jacobson, On Getting Unstuck.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson is a pioneering scholar, author, teacher, mentor and one of the most sought-after speakers in the Jewish world today. He has lectured to diverse audiences on six continents on psycho-spiritual issues and applying Jewish thought to contemporary life. His voice is rooted in the timeless teachings of Torah, yet at the same time is profoundly timely, relevant, unique, and cutting edge. He has written several book, including the best seller “Toward a Meaningful Life” which sold almost half a million copies and has been translated into multiple languages. Rabbi Jacobson has been interviewed on over 300 TV and radio shows, including CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and NPR. He is also the chairman and publisher of The Algemeiner Journal, the “fastest growing Jewish newspaper in America” according to CNBC, filling the position of his illustrious father, esteemed journalist Gershon Jacobson. Rabbi Jacobson heads The Meaningful Life Center, called a “Spiritual Starbucks” by the New York Times, which bridges the secular and the spiritual through a wide variety of live and online programming, presenting the universal teachings of Torah as a blueprint for life to people of all backgrounds. With his keen insight into the human condition, he has the unique ability to offer clarity and direction especially in difficult times.
In this episode, Rabbi Jacobson shares wisdom on how to get unstuck, tips on communicating better with one another, how to identify our self-imposed limitations, staying strong through good times and bad, plus a few memory tricks that we can use to better absorb and retain new information.
The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration, With Sherri Mandell
Jewish spiritual resilience teaches us that resilience is not overcoming- it is becoming. Resilience is not an attitude but a process. It can help us gain strength to become our fullest and deepest selves as a result of adversity. It reshapes us and enlarges rather than diminishes us .
Author and winner of the national jewish book award for her spiritual memoir “The Blessing of a Broken Heart” Sherri Mandell is a pastoral counselor who founded the Koby Mandell foundation, named for her son who was murdered by terrorists when he was 13 years old.
In this episode, Sherri shares her journey and the powerful lessons she learned about resilience after loss.
Sherri currently lectures around the world about grief and resilience and shares the powerful lessons she learned from pain and loss.
She is the founder and creator together with her husband of the Koby Mandell foundation:
The Koby Mandell Foundation Link:
The Blessing of a Broken Heart: https://www.amazon.com/Blessing-Broken-Heart-Sherri-Mandell/dp/1592641512/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=218EOPDTSP1WH&keywords=the+blessing+of+a+broken+heart&qid=1649681812&sprefix=the+blessing+of+a+broke%2Caps%2C71&sr=8-1
The Road to Resilience: https://www.amazon.com/Road-Resilience-Chaos-Celebration/dp/1592643833
Setbacks and Comebacks: How to Pivot When Things Don't Go as Planned, With Tamir Goodman
Tamir Goodman is an entrepreneur, educator, coach, and motivational speaker who once gained global media attention as the only orthodox Jewish Basketball player who was on a path toward an NBA career. When life didn’t go as planned, Tamir quickly had to reinvent his game, and learn tough lessons about passion and sacrifice.
Tamir’s experienced many setbacks , yet he was always forward moving. With faith as an anchor, Tamir paved a unique path toward a different kind of victory- one that became long-lasting and meaningful, and taught him the value of faith and perseverance on the path toward true happiness, success, and freedom.
In this episode, Tamir shares his story, and the importance of pivoting when things don’t go as planned. He also shares key tips on how to recover from setbacks and create your own success story.
Do You Have Internal Clarity? Learn The Acronym, With 7 Unique Tools For You
How can we bring more clarity into our lives? How do we effectively filter out the irrelevant background noise to help manifest the clarity we desire in our lives ?
In this episode, (recorded at the Ohel Chabad Lubavitch in Queens, NY), we share a unique acronym for bringing clarity home.
C- Children: Think about what we would want our children to do, and the values we want to impart on them.
L-Learn: We can find classify through learning From our struggles and past experiences.
A- Alignment: in mind, body and spirit, they are all connected.
R- Respect: Reach out to the people you respect for guidance. You can’t always have clarity on your own.
I-Igrus letters: Look to the answers of the Rebbe for a style, a thought process and a skill to answer your questions. Sign up for the course starting next week. Link in podcast notes.
T- trust in HaShem. When we feel bitachon it gives us peace of heart and mind and helps us think clearly.
Y- YOU… you’re the one that knows the truth of who you are , with self awareness you can ask yourself what is truly the right thing, there is a way to live in the paradox of being kind and having boundaries . ‘
It's All the Same To Me: With Moshe Gersht
After performing for nearly a decade as a popular Los Angeles–based musician, Moshe moved to Jerusalem, where he has spent the last fifteen years immersed in the wellsprings of Talmud, Chassidus, Kabbalah, and Spirituality.
Now a best-selling author, Gersht's recent Ted Talk, released just a month ago, has already received over a hundred thousand views.
Moshe's unconventional path from rock star to spiritual teacher has inspired people around the world to look deeper into the meaning of life. His book has been described as“The Power of Now meets the power of Torah,”, where he addresses life’s big questions and reveals the keys to unlocking your inner peace.
Find Moshe at www.MosheGersht.com or on his social media platforms:
Impactful Moments Behind the Scenes with The Lubavitcher Rebbe & Rebbetzin: With Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky
In honor of Chaf Beit Shvat, the Lubavitcher Rebbes wife, Rebbitzen Chaya Mushka’s 34th Yahrtzeit, we are honored to share an incredible conversation with Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, with a glimpse of the behind the scenes life of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin and the lessons we can take from them.
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky , was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1946 he began his studies at the Lubavitch Yeshiva in New York where, shortly before his marriage, he received his rabbinical ordination. In 1957, Rabbi Krinsky was appointed to the secretariat of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The Rebbe later appointed him as secretary and officer of his three umbrella Chabad-Lubavitch organizations: Machne Israel, Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch and Agudas Chabad. He now serves as Chairman of the Board. Rabbi Krinsky also served as spokesman for the Rebbe and the Lubavitch movement, and editor of the Lubavitch News Service. As personal driver for the Rebbe, he had the unique distinction of spending hundreds of hours alone with the Rebbe. In 1988, the Rebbe appointed him as the sole executor of his will. In 2007, Newsweek Magazine named Rabbi Krinsky to the top of a list of “America's top 50 Rabbis.”Rabbi Krinsky lives in Brooklyn, New York.
*Please note two corrections:
1. Rabbi Krinsky’s brother was a navigator during the war, (not an aviator)
2. In the story regarding the Phoenix bird, the Rebbe took out the Sefer/book of Iyuv, (not Mishley.)
You can donate today to the foundation the Rebbe made in honor of the Rebbitzen for women in need around the world.
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Thank you for this awesome resource to gain knowledge. Professional high quality conversation and information.
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I listen to a lot of classes ( I usually have a class in the background as I’m working) so many that I had hard time finding other things to listen to. Then BH I found Your podcast. It was the first podcast that I listened to. I have listened to every episode and even re listened. Even if I felt I could not relate I found alot relatable. I have really enjoyed and grown from these podcasts. From going out of my comfort zone, to becoming more controlled and organized, to even understanding others more. Baruch HaShem for this podcast.