Rabbi Simon Jacobson, founder and director of the Meaningful Life Center, hosted a live webinar together with activist Eli Nash, where the discussed how to address challenges with mental health through the lens of Chassidus. The two hour recording of the webinar is now available to watch • Video
Rabbi Simon Jacobson is a foremost expert on the Rebbe’s teachings and also the host of a weekly series called Chassidus Applied focused on applying Chassidic teachings to daily challenges and experiences.
The founder of the Chabad movement, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, authored the Tanya as a way to address the many questions that came his way. He assured his followers that the Tanya held the answers to whatever anyone is struggling with.
Despite this, few people lean on the Tanya or Chassidic Philosophy as a way to cope with life’s challenges, especially mental health challenges.
So what does this actually mean? Are we misunderstanding what the founder of the Chabad movement said or are we not applying it properly?