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Ep. 253: Why Was I Born With Talents If I am Seemingly Not Allowed to Develop and Express Them?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Purim; May women read the Megillah for other women? What is the Rebbe’s opinion on Chiropractic medicine? What is our attitude to Josephus (Yosifun)? How can we begin to daven the way Chassidus expects of us? Why the need for Seder Histalshilus? Follow-up: MicDrop and more. More 2018 MyLife Essays
Ep. 252: What is the Rebbe’s Approach to Anti-Semitism?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Vayikra & Zachor; Lessons from 9 Adar II – 79 years since the Frierdiker Rebbe’s arrival to America; What should I do about my doubts in G-d? Why do we need to ask G-d for our needs in prayer? How can we begin to daven the way Chassidus expects of us? How can a couple overcome obstacles? Should one write BS”D or B”H on an email? Why did G-d make the most sacred human organ also the one used for expelling waste?
Ep. 251: How Do We Address the Issue of Anti-Semitic Attacks and Safety?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 27 Adar; If everything that happens is orchestrated from above, how much free choice do we really have? What Torah concepts can we transmit to non-Jews? Since G-d created the human body with such amazing design why did he allow it to be so fragile? Should we be talking with our children about puberty? Will the roles of women and men change in the times of Moshiach?
Ep. 250: What Should Our Attitude Be to the Recent MicDrop Issue?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Vayakhel, Shabbos Mevarchim Adar II and Shekalim; Can we speak after saying the bedtime hamapil prayer? Shidduchim: What should I do when nothing seems to work? How do I know if I am making the right choice? Is one allowed to curse another person? What does the Tanya mean by saying that a soul is literally a “piece of G-d”? And how do you explain that the soul and G-d are “two half images”?
Ep. 249: Is Obesity Overblown?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Purim Katan and Ki Tisa; Is it appropriate to refer to a meshichist rabbinic figure by a rabbinic title? What is the difference between the Jewish concept of bitachon and the law of attraction? Is there any halacha or minhag about not walking past a church? How should a Jew react to the separation of families? How does Chassidus explain the verse “no man can see me and live”? Follow-up: Boundaries for males teaching girls; Hypnosis; Bible Unauthorized; Abortion; Shaming abusers
Ep. 248: What Is Going on with All the Recent Tragedies?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Zayin Adar I and Tetzaveh; Should I be concerned over an ominous chain letter I received? Are their guidelines for using hypnosis to treat mental health?Will we be able to have children in the world to come? When a yeshiva sends students as shluchim to other yeshivos, is it considered as if the Rebbe is sending them, or as a faculty decision (which could be mistaken)? What boundaries should be kept when single girls have male teachers?
Ep. 247: Are There Lessons from the Rebbe About the Recent Bitter Cold?
Also in this episode: How do you explain Chassidim violating the Rebbe’s limit on drinking? How do we balance parental influences with finding our own path? Why in our prayers is mention made only of males, and not females? What can be done to preserve a marriage in which a spouse suffers from a personality disorder? Do Jews have an obligation to address the prohibition of abortion? What is the story with The Bible Unauthorized? Can anyone just publish the Rebbe’s talks and images?
Ep. 246: Are the Rebbe’s Words and Images Copyrighted?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 22 Shevat and Mishpatim; Please explain the mitzvos of slavery in this week’s Torah portion. How could the Torah sanction slavery? What eternal relevance does it have? How do I choose between personal spiritual growth and commitment to home and family? What do the Rebbeim say about a fire? Did people understand the Rebbe’s words during Farbrengens? Explain the difference between the terms the Torah uses for mitzvos: mishpatim, eidus and chukim
Ep. 245: After a Major Life Crisis, How Do You Begin Living Again?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 15 Shevat and Yisro; If G-d gave the Torah today, would it be very different than the one given 3300 years ago to primitive people? Does a Torah abiding Jew need therapy? How do we even begin relating to a G-d that seems so beyond us? How to promote the 7 Noachide laws? Was the Holocaust a punishment for Jewish sins; Why did Sinai happen only after Yisro acknowledged G-d, and what is its application to life today?
Ep. 244: Chassidus Applied to Yud Shevat and Chapter 9 of Basi L’Gani
Also in this episode: Why does Abraham get credit for discovering and promoting one G-d? Can you give me inspiration and direction to cope with the tragedies in my life? 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