How do we implement the Rebbe’s directive of “asei lecho Rav” when the advice of a Rabbi appears to be bad or ill-informed? What can we do once we lost trust in a mentor? Is there a tikkun for lapsing in kashrut, taharas hamishpacha, and other areas? Is there a difference between accidental or intentional lapses? What are some practical ways to work on stress and over-reacting? Are there any meditations or practical actions to gain self-control? Are there any allowances for meeting with psychics and astrologers in Judaism?
This episode will also continue the ongoing conversation about limudei chol (secular education) and what the appropriate age that one may (if at all) introduce it to their children.
Tune in this Sunday night for the next episode of MyLife: Chassidus Applied by Rabbi Simon Jacobson. This hour-long dose of insight is meant to inform, inspire and empower us by applying the teachings of Chassidus to help us face practical and emotional challenges and difficulties in our personal lives and relationships. To have your question addressed, please submit it at www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive.
The topics in this Sunday’s hour-long broadcast will include:
· Help! I received bad advice from Rabbis
· Lapse in kashrut and taharas hamishpacha
· Psychics and astrologers
· Stress: Being bothered by small things
· Follow up: Secular studies — at what age?
MyLife: Chassidus Applied addresses questions that many people are afraid to ask and others are afraid to answer. When asked about the sensitive topics he has been addressing, Rabbi Simon Jacobson commented, “I understand that the stakes are high, but the silence and lack of clarity on matters plaguing the community can no longer go unaddressed. The stakes of not providing answers are even higher.”
The on-going series has provoked a significant reaction from the community, with thousands of people viewing each live broadcast and hundreds of questions pouring in. At the root of every question and personal challenge tackled by the series is the overarching question: Does Judaism have the answers to my personal dilemmas?
In inimitable “Jacobson-fashion”, the broadcast answers people’s questions in simple, clear language while being heavily sourced. Each episode is jam-packed with eye-opening advice from the Rebbeim, gleaned from uncovering surprising gems in their letters, sichos and maamorim that address our personal issues with disarming relevance. Simultaneously, Rabbi Jacobson is able to crystallize a concept quickly, succinctly, and poignantly for any level of listener.
All episodes are immediately available for viewing in the MLC’s archive and can be downloaded as MP3’s for listening on the go.
Questions may be submitted anonymously at www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive.