With Israel dominating headlines and the object of international criticism, what does the Rebbe teach us about how we should respond to “leftist” individuals who continue to distort the picture with outrageous and uninformed statements?
How should we interact with non-Jews? What exactly are we obligated to teach them about Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach? What are the Rebbe’s directives connected with the 15th of Av and preparing for Elul? Yeshiva tuition costs are substantial and we don’t receive subsidies—should we consider changing schools or live in debt forever?
Rabbi Jacobson will return to the topic of limudei chol, responding to specific questions. Should we differentiate between the education of boys and girls? Does secular wisdom refer only to philosophy, or to other subjects as well? My wife wants to teach our children spelling and math. Does this go against the Rebbe’s directives? As a teacher, is it advisable to pursue a higher education, becoming more qualified, or is reading the Rebbeim’s chinuch guidelines enough? How can we have a respectable livelihood without a secular education and college degree?
Tune in this Sunday night for the next episode of MyLife: Chassidus Applied. 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:
· Israel/Middle East Edition – Follow-up
· Interacting With Non-Jews
· Post 15 Av: Preparing for Elul and Tishrei
· Making Ends Meet: High Tuition Costs
· Secular Studies – Follow-up
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.
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Questions may be submitted anonymously at www.meaningfullife.com/mylifelive