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Do the Menial Details Matter? Lessons from Chof Daled Teves
Also in this episode: Launching the MyLife Essay Contest 2017; What are the effects of unity? How should we deal with accused abusers? How can I effectively talk to my son about his natural attraction to the opposite gender? MyLife Essays: A Journey of a Prince, Of Mountains and Valleys, Folly: The Illness and the Cure and more…
How Does the Torah Truly View Women? Is “Tracht Gut Vet Zein Gut” the Answer to Every Hardship?
Also in this episode: Can we choose not to vaccinate our children when it may affect others? At what point should we consider quitting a job? Is there an issue with whistling? How can a closed person open up more easily? MyLife Essays: Abating Doubt: A Simple Remedy for Happiness; The Imperfect You; Self-regulation: A Basis for Transformation and more…
Does Loving Every Jew Unconditionally Create a Laxity of Standards? How Can a Materialistic Person Change?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Asara B’Teves; What personal significance does this 2,602-year-old event have for our lives today? The greatest challenges facing our community today: Part IV; MyLife Essays: Listen to Her Voice; Change for Good; Happy, Unconditionally and more…
What Should We Make of the Recent UN Resolution? Lessons from Hei Teves- 30 Years
Also in this episode: G-d fearing: The sole criteria for a spouse? How can a naturally closed person date successfully? What can I do about my fear of traveling to Israel? Why are Chassidim called Chassidim? MyLife Essays: Unleashing the Power of the Mind, Chassidus: The Real Evaluator, You Shall Choose Life and more…
Do the Benefits of Community Life Outweigh the Struggle? Is Public Protest Ever Acceptable?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Chanukah and Miketz, challenges in a non-religious workplace, what is meant by the word ‘proof’ in Torah? Is it different than a scientific proof?MyLife Essays: Bitachon: A Life-Altering Tool, Hedonism and the Jewish Soul, The Chassidic Secret to Emotional Health and more..
What are the Greatest Challenges Facing Our Community Today? If G-d Failed Me, Why Should I Trust Him?
Also in this episode: Yud Tes/Chof Kislev: An overview of the seven generations of Chassidus from 1798-2016; Should political differences play a role in determining whom to marry? MyLife Essays: Nature Unmasked, The Power of the Feminine, Confidence from Within
Should Spouses Work Together? Is Tanya Racist? How is Chassidus Unique in its Approach to Shalom Bayis?
Also in this episode: Lessons from Pearl Harbor: 75 years later; What critical traits should one look for in a Shidduch? Have we reached a time when ‘two kings can wear one crown’? MyLife Essays: Happiness – A Five Step Program; Achieving Greatness; Being Happy by Being Yourself and more…
Do We Need to Be Politically Correct and Avoid Controversial Issues? Should We Take Dreams Seriously?
Also in this episode: How can we disagree like a mentch? Why is the need for mashpiim so critical today? Rambam: How is the modern day religious violence setting the stage for Mashiach? Kinus Hashluchim: follow-up; MyLife Essays: Getting to Know the Real You, Outside the Box, Bricks ‘n Stones: The Power of Return
What’s Wrong with a Handshake? Is There a Remedy to Resignation? Are Cartoons OK for Kids?
Also in this episode: What is the history of the Kinus HaShluchim? Is anxiety really a cry from the soul? why do we condemn religious killing if Torah commands us to do the same? MyLife Essays: What’s Trust Got to Do with It? Silencing the Background Noise; Productive Thinking
What is the Yardstick of Success? Can We Refine Today’s Progressive Left? Is it Acceptable to Be into Fashion?
Also in this episode: Is moach shalet al halev compatible with a mental disorder? Moshiach doesn’t excite my child! MyLife Essays: Reclaiming Empathy: Why Should We Care? The Paradox of the Void, Loving Your Fellow as Yourself… For Real
The Stunning Election Results, How Valid is Science? Is G-d Overlooking Me?
Also in this episode: Are all Torah events literal; Is there any truth to the Big Bang theory; How can I give my child a healthy outlook on money; MyLife Essays: Da’at: The Key to Emotional Freedom, Finding Meaning in Challenging Times, Freedom from Guilt
What Can Help Move Past Previous Bad Relationships? Should I Remain Friendly With an Accused Abuser?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Lech Lecha and Zayin Cheshvan; Are video games and sports an appropriate outlet; What is the significance of karbanos; What exactly are keilim; MyLife Essays: Clearing the Closet with the Powers of the Soul; Finding Purpose in the Mundane; Uprooting Apathy