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Ep. 213: My Teenage Friends Are Drowning: What Can We Do?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Bamidbar and Shavuos; How to deal with religious OCD; Are we sure that everyone has a soulmate? How to educate children about intimacy? How do we explain the words in Tanya that one has to let go of everything, including wife and children, for G-d? What does Atzmus U’Mhus Ohr Ayn Sof mean? If we can’t define Atzmus how can we call it Ohr Ayn Sof? Reviewing more MyLife 2018 essays
Ep. 212: Is the Torah Always Sensitive to People’s Feelings?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Behar-Bechukosei; Is there any truth to the idea of chassidim and family members “giving” of their years to the Rebbe? How can a spouse handle a relationship when there is absolutely no intimacy? What is the healthy way for a teenager to interact with the opposite gender? According to this week’s Likkutei Torah, why does the Torah still call sheep כשבים (shin before beis) after Yaakov’s avodah of והפריד את הכשבים? Reviewing more MyLife 2018 essays
Ep. 211: Are the Latest Peace Talks Between North and South Korea a Sign of Moshiach?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Pesach Sheni, Lag B’Omer and Emor; What is the difference between asking Hashem to bring Moshiach and to bring the Geulah? Why do our actions make a difference when Hashem will be the One that takes us out of golus? Does G-d accept us for who we are, or does He want us to become someone else? Was the Holocaust a punishment? Why do we wear two makifim on our heads?
Ep. 210: What Is the Story with the Rebbe’s Brother, R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib?
Also in this episode: Why is there a discrepancy between the Torah reading in Israel and in the diaspora? Why are many women on a mitzva-based walkathon dressed not tzinus’dik? What resides on the right side of the non-Jews’ heart? What is the deeper meaning of the Omer counting and the refinement of each of the 7×7 emotions?
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?