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Ep. 228: For the Sake of Sholom Bayis Should I Do Something That I Would Normally Refrain From?
Also in this episode: End of 37th cycle of Rambam study; Chassidus Applied to Elul 25 and Rosh Hashana; How can we pray a bit better? Should I be concerned about speaking loshon hora with my mentor? Does the Torah expect the same from people regardless of their childhood experience? Is there any value in rigidly doing mitzvot by rote even if it does not refine me? Why do we need to stimulate G-d’s desire to recreate existence on Rosh Hashana
Ep. 227: How Can I Balance Hiddur Mitzvah Without Becoming Obsessive Compulsive?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Chai Elul, Parshas Ki Tavo and the 6th Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta; Lessons from Elul 15: Establishment of Tomchei Temimim 121 years ago; Are the Rambam’s dietary directives the proper halachic and chassidic way to eat? As a ger I wonder at times whether my mitzvos have any effect? The difference between Tikkun (Arizal) and Tohu (Ramak)
Ep. 226: Did the Rebbe Say Anything About Free Speech When It Offends Others?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Parshas Ki Teitzei and the 5th Week of the Shiva D’Nechemta; Marriage lessons from Elul 13; How do we know that Judaism is the true religion? My mother is constantly harassing my wife – what to do? Is there any advice about snoring? How to be a good parent? Continued; What is the difference between the Kabbalah of the Rama”k and the Kabbalah of the Arizal? Part IV
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?