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Ep. 225: Is the Rebbe’s Position on Zionism Different Than That of the Rebbe Rashab and Rebbe Rayatz?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to the 2nd day of Rosh Chodesh Elul, Parshas Shoftim and the 4th Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta; If Adam and Eve are the ancestors of all mankind, how do we explain all the diversity of their descendants’ physical appearance? How to deal with loss? What is the difference between the Kabbalah of the Rama”k and of the Arizal? Part III
Ep. 224: How to Turn the Experience of Being Bullied into a Positive?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Elul and the 3rd Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta; Which psychological streams are aligned with Judaism? What is the Rebbe’s opinion on buying life insurance? What is the difference between the Kabbalah of the Rama”k and the Kabbalah of the Arizal? Part II; Follow-up: Off the derech; Can we establish policy based on a chassidishe hergesh? Writing pidyon to other Rebbes
Ep. 223: Is a School Considered Lubavitch if it Is Behaving Counter to the Rebbe’s Directives?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Chof Av, the 2nd Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta, Parshas Eikev and Shabbos Mevorchim Elul; Can I write a pidyon to other Rebbes, or only to my own Rebbe? If my soul is Jewish (born to a Jewish mother), does that automatically make my body Jewish, even if my father is not Jewish? What is the difference between the Kabbalah of the Rama”k and the Kabbalah of the Arizal?
Ep. 222: Lessons from the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century; Practical Techniques for Growing Through Negative Experiences
Also in this episode: Loneliness: How Can I Find Friends? Grieving Sisters Seeking Comfort: Can We Do Anything to Extend the “Allotted Time” Given to an Individual? Understanding Hashem in Light of Tragedies: Why Do We Praise G-d for Taking Us out of Difficulties, Since He Put Us There in the First Place? Applying to Our Lives Moshiach’s Birthing on Tisha B’Av
Ep. 221: Do I Need to Say the Entire Kinus on Tisha B’Av When I Don’t Understand It?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to the Nine Days, 5 Av and Shabbos Chazon; What can a person do when his dignity (malchus) was broken? Can we say that trauma is a cause for people becoming Baalei Teshuva? How to be a good parent? Do the Rebbe’s sichos about television also apply to the unfiltered internet? Why are we all shown the Third Temple on Shabbos Chazon? Reviewing more MyLife 2018 Essays
Ep. 220: Is It an Absolute That Moshiach Must Come in the Next 221 Years Before the 7th Millennium?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Av and the Nine Days; Lessons from Parshas Matos-Masei; Summer tznius: Until what age is it acceptable for a boy to wear open shoes without socks? What’s our role and goal with summer camp? What are reasons why one would “go off the derech” and how can we serve as a positive influence? Do we celebrate our English birthdays? Climate change and environmentalism
Ep. 219: Can We Establish Policy Based on a Chassidishe Hergesh? Lessons from July 4th
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Shiva B’asser B’Tammuz Nidche; Lessons from the 3 Weeks and Parshas Pinchas; As converts we feel isolated in our community. What should we do? What to tell parents who were hurt by their child telling them that not they, but the Rebbe is his true parent? If performing mitzvohs creates a dirah b’tachtonim why does Tanya say that only a person who struggles is an oved Elokim?
Ep. 218: Should Children Ever Be Separated from Their Parents?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Yud Beis-Yud Gimmel Tammuz; Lessons from the 17th of Tammuz and Parshas Balak; Should we use Ziy”a on the Rebbe? Thoughts about the border and immigration debate? How to trust and become a tougher person? Is it acceptable to read quality secular books, or must we resign ourselves to Jewish books of poor literary quality? Why at times do we beautify mitzvot and at other times insist on keeping them simple?
Ep. 217: Is It Okay to Marry Before Fully Dealing with My Own Self-Esteem and Dependency Issues?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Chukas; What takes precedence: Supporting local mosdos or supporting shluchim? How do I improve my relationship with my mother? How can I control the unspoken urge? Is energy physical or spiritual? Reviewing more My Life 2018 essays; Follow-up: Does it make sense to spend Shabbos at the Ohel? How does the Rebbe answer us today?
Ep. 216: Special Gimmel Tammuz Edition; Why Don’t We Appoint a New Rebbe?
Also in this episode: Lessons from Chof Ches Sivan; Why don’t we speak about the details of Gimmel Tammuz as we do about Yud Shevat, Beis Nissan, Chof Dalet Teves etc.? Did the Rebbe take responsibility for shluchim? How does the Rebbe answer us today? What is the meaning of going to the Ohel or writing into the Igros? Follow-up: What is the difference between a sicha and a maamar? What can we do to improve our yeshiva system?
Ep. 215: Why Did the Rebbe Not Intervene to Improve Our Yeshiva System?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Shelach; Why recite a Maamar Chassidus when most people don’t understand? What is the difference between a sicha and a maamar? Is our yeshiva system – what we learn, how we learn, when we learn – based on the Rebbe’s guidelines? If so, what can we do if it isn’t working for many of our students? Is the main focus today on kabolas ol or on making Chassidus understandable and relevant?
Ep. 214: How Can Someone Consider Himself a Chassid and Not Be Careful with Halacha?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Behaalotecho; 118th anniversary of the Rebbe’s parents; Is life in our hands or Hashem’s hands? Are special children deprived? Why is the Omer counting not from malchus to chesed? Reviewing more MyLife 2018 essays; Follow-up: My teenage friends are drowning: What can we do? How to deal with religious OCD; No intimacy in marriage