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Ep. 244: Chassidus Applied to Yud Shevat and Chapter 9 of Basi L’Gani
Also in this episode: What lessons do we learn from chapter 9, especially in connection with it being the beginning of the 70th Year of the Rebbe’s leadership? Why does Abraham get credit for discovering and promoting one G-d? I’m having difficulties coping with the tragedies and hardships in my life. Can you give me some inspiration and direction; There is probably no more than one Benoni (according to Tanya) for every 100 million people on earth. How could G-d create a world with expectations that are clearly not attainable? Response to request for mental health specialist references; Is The Emotion Code in line with Judaism and Chassidus?
Ep. 243: How Should We React to the Recent Mezuzah Controversy?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Shevat and Parshas Bo; Is there an intrinsic value to keeping Chassidus in its pristine state and not trying to apply it to specific situations? What did the Rebbe mean by calling someone a “plain-clothed chassid”? Mazel: Do Jewish people have luck? Why is 770 not kept neater? Is G-d inside or outside of us?
Ep. 242: What Defines a Chabad Chosid?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 24 Teves and Parshas Vaeirah; What do you say to a teenage girl who refuses to accept tznius guidelines because she finds it degrading to cover yourself in order not to be objectified? Is it wrong to listen to and enjoy classical music? J-screen: Are we obligated as parents? Did the Rebbe say anything about natural vs. bottle feeding a baby? Explain the different ways we “describe” Atzmus
Ep. 241: How Would the Rebbe Approach the Issue of Government Trying to Change Our Education System?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 20 Teves and Parshas Shemos; How can we understand and want to emulate Yaakov Avinu’s troubling life? Is it appropriate to sing niggunim in the restroom? Is it proper for a chosid to use a fitbit to track his exercise accomplishments? Questions about G-d; Is G-d’s “desire” (nisaveh) to have a home in the lowest of worlds rooted in Atzmus or in giluiim?
Ep. 240: Should We Insist That Our 8-Year-Old Son Go to Shul on Shabbos?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 10 Teves and Parshas Vayechi; Why has Chalukas haShas not gained traction in Chabad? What aspect of a Jewish mother determines the Jewishness of her child – conceiving, carrying or both? What should be our goals when we go on mivtzoim? How should we speak to non-Jews about sheva mitzvos? How does machsoveh (thought) relate to midos?
Ep. 239: Are We Doing All We Can to Empower Women Today?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Zos Chanukah, Hei Teves and Parshas Vayigash; How does someone know what he’s capable of? If one’s “containers” are not aligned with their spiritual “light” (due to a chemical imbalance, as an example), can the container be trained to regulate and adjust itself to its spiritual capacity? Is there a difference how one would treat depression in a Jew and in a non-Jew? What can I do about same gender attraction?
Ep. 238: Am I Still a Lubavitcher If I Learn Daf Yomi? Is Judaism Democratic?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Chanukah and Parshas Miketz; What does Chassidus teach us about darkness and its illumination? Why is Taharas HaMishpacha so obsessed with details? What kind of car should a Chassid drive? What can I do about same gender attraction? How do we explain the existence of evil in face of an omnipresent good G-d?
Ep. 237: What Can We Do to Help Speed up Moshiach’s Coming?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to the 19th of Kislev and Vayeishev; Avodas habirurim has concluded: What did the Rebbe mean? After Moshiach comes how will understand all the Torah verses and references that address a pre-Moshiach golus world? Why don’t revealed miracles happen today as they did in earlier generations? How does Chassidus explain the dislocation of Jacob’s hip socket and what is its practical application to our lives?
Ep. 236: Special Yud Daled Kislev 90th Anniversary Edition
Also in this episode: Lessons from the 10th of Kislev and Vayishlach; What are the most vital things to look for in a potential shidduch? What was the Rebbe’s view on dealing with the Arabs? Am I allowed to attend an Orthodox shul with a female rabbi? What does Chassidus add to the understanding of marriage? How much to reveal about a potential shidduch? Review more 2018 essays
Ep. 235: Why Does Judaism Reject the Messiah That Other Religions Have Embraced?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Vayeitzei and Tes Kislev; What attitude should one have to Conservative and Reform Judaism? What is the Rebbe’s opinion about creating an endowment? Homosexuality: How can it be prohibited if it is innate? Does Abraham have the power to refine kelipah? A seeming contradiction in Torah Ohr Parshat Toldos
Ep. 234: How Much to Reveal About a Potential Shidduch?
Also in this episode: Tragedy in Pittsburgh – follow-up; Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Toldos; Lessons from the Kinus HaShluchim; What can I do about my fears and anxieties? Can we erase negative memories? What is the Rebbe’s approach to celebrating a bas mitzvah? Does the concept of shlichus have a source in Chassidus?
Happiness: How To Be Happy and Master Your Emotions
Listen to Rabbi Simon Jacobson’s talk to the High School students in a new effort to acknowledge mental health issues affecting our community and download the exercises.