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Ep. 209: Does Negating Secular Education Mean That We Have to Be Ignorant?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Iyar and Beis Iyar; Lessons from Parshas Tazria-Metzora; Why don’t we see Chassidim being scrupulous about making blessings on trees? How can I connect emotionally and not just intellectually? What is the Jewish perspective on chakras and the third eye? Reviewing MyLife 2018 Essays
Ep. 208: How Do We Correct Wrongs If We Can’t Speak Loshen Hora?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Isru Chag; Lessons from Parshas Shemini; What lesson can I derive from a negative Seder experience? Aren’t we all shluchim? What is the correct definition of the word bittul used in Chassidus? Reviewing My Life 2018 winning essays
Ep. 207: Announcing the Winners of This Year’s MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest!
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 11 Nissan; 13 Gimmel Nissan and Pesach; What is the connection between the Rebbe as the leader of the seventh generation and malchus? What does the Rebbe want and expect of us? Is shlichus the only option? What is the history of the Rebbe’s view on bochurim getting semicha? Why doesn’t Chabad sing or say the piyutim like Chad Gadya and Echad Mi Yodea?
Ep. 206: Why Are We Holding on to New Chumros Which Don’t Seem to Be Part of the Original Torah?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Shabbos HaGadol & Parshas Tzav; Lessons from Beis Nissan; U’ldovka bo: to what extent does cleaving to the Rebbe attach one to G-d? What special powers does the Rebbe have? How do we apply the Chassidic example of a king in our modern age when we no longer have monarchs?
Ep. 205: What to Tell Children About an Absentee Father?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Parshas Vayikra and Rosh Chodesh Nissan; Lessons from the 25th and 27th of Adar; What will the world look like when Moshiach comes? What is the Rebbe’s opinion on bariatric surgery and laser surgery? How to deal with the feeling of lost opportunities of my youth? Is the world of thought more real than the world of action?
Ep. 204: How to Create Balance Between Tznius and a Strong Emotional Passion Between Spouses
Also in this episode: Should we be following Department of Health guidelines regarding time between pregnancies? What is the Rebbe’s opinion on homebirth? Is it important that I live in Crown Heights? Dealing with a spouse who does not share my need for emotional connection? How to ensure that a spiritual high is channeled appropriately?
Ep. 203: If a Person Has Paid His Dues for Violating Others Should He Be Shamed for the Rest of His Life?
Also in this episode: How was Esther allowed to marry Achashverosh? Why do we make noise when Haman’s name is mentioned, giving him more attention than to Esther and Mordechai? How do we avoid passing on our trauma to our children? How does Chassidus explain G-d’s “anger” and “punishment”?
Ep. 202: What Would the Rebbe Say About the Recent School Shootings?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Zayin and Tes Adar; Lessons from Parshas Tetzaveh and Zachor; Isn’t the Bar-Mitzvah Maamar too difficult for our children? Can we understand G-d? How to be an emotionally warm person? Do you recommend reading secular self-help books? Why do we assume that G-d is absolute goodness?
Ep. 201: Does a Survivor Need to Show Respect to an Abusive Parent?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Adar, Terumah and Shabbos Hafsokeh; How can a survivor avoid seeing Judaism as horrific when the abuse came from a Jewish role model? Why a divorced woman has to cover her hair? Is it inappropriate for a bochur to work before marriage? If hidden good is greater than revealed good, why do we wish each other revealed good?
Ep. 200: How to Determine the Validity of a Torah Teacher? How to Get Men to Be More Refined in Their Approach to Marriage?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Chof Beis Shevat: 30th yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka; Lessons from Parshas Mishpotim and Shekalim; Why did G-d create the world for His pleasure at our expense? Chassidus Question: Does the inanimate world “feel” things?
Ep. 199: Newly Uncovered Yechidus About the Importance of Applying Chassidus
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Tu B’Shevat; Parshas Yisro; Tips for writing a winning Chassidus Applied essay; Is the expression “fake news” overused? How much honor do we owe our parents, especially overbearing ones? Is it better to daven in a non-Chabad shul where the davening is less rushed? What is the deeper meaning of Modeh Ani?
Ep. 198: Is the Rebbe Perfect? What Is the Jewish Perspective on Astrology?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Yud Shevat – 68 (חיים) years (5710-5778; 1950-2018); Applying chapter 8 of Basi L’Gani to our lives; Lessons from Parshas Beshalach; How can I explain the value of Shabbos to my friend who doesn’t keep it? What is your opinion on the Rebbe video recently played at a HASC concert? Follow-up: Chassidim and Misnagdim