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Ep. 236: Special Yud Daled Kislev 90th Anniversary Edition
Also in this episode: Lessons from the 10th of Kislev and Vayishlach; What are the most vital things to look for in a potential shidduch? What was the Rebbe’s view on dealing with the Arabs? Am I allowed to attend an Orthodox shul with a female rabbi? What does Chassidus add to the understanding of marriage? How much to reveal about a potential shidduch? Review more 2018 essays
Ep. 235: Why Does Judaism Reject the Messiah That Other Religions Have Embraced?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Vayeitzei and Tes Kislev; What attitude should one have to Conservative and Reform Judaism? What is the Rebbe’s opinion about creating an endowment? Homosexuality: How can it be prohibited if it is innate? Does Abraham have the power to refine kelipah? A seeming contradiction in Torah Ohr Parshat Toldos
Ep. 234: How Much to Reveal About a Potential Shidduch?
Also in this episode: Tragedy in Pittsburgh – follow-up; Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Toldos; Lessons from the Kinus HaShluchim; What can I do about my fears and anxieties? Can we erase negative memories? What is the Rebbe’s approach to celebrating a bas mitzvah? Does the concept of shlichus have a source in Chassidus?
Happiness: How To Be Happy and Master Your Emotions
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Ep. 233: Tragedy in Pittsburgh: How Should We React?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Chof Cheshvan and Chayei Sarah; What is the Rebbe’s view on buying a lottery ticket? Is there a lesson to be learned from a huge amount of wealth offered in a lottery? After finishing Yeshiva I am not sure what I should be doing? I feel resentful that I was not trained to make a living? What is the connection between the Rebbe Rashab and Keser, as indicated in his birth date – Chof Cheshvan in the year Kisr”a (5621)?
Ep. 232: How Do You Explain the Blessing of “She’lo Osani Isha”?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Vayeira; Do we need secular sources to teach us how to understand and raise our children? Can we go to a non-religious/non-Chassidic therapist? What should our attitude be to “non-official” shluchim? Hiding Sarah in a… box? Are controversial verses in the Torah being taught to our children in the proper way? What is the attitude of Chassidus Chabad to the Ramchal and his Mesilas Yisharim?
Ep. 231: Why Is There More Focus on Chitzoniyos (Externals) in Dor Ha’Shevii?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Lech Lecha and 7th of Cheshvan; Why would loving spouses fight every time they come back from somebody’s house? How do I find myself when I feel lost? Is learning and teaching Chassidus Chagas considered “spreading the wellsprings”? What is the difference between the “law of attraction” and bitachon? G-d’s desire for a dirah b’tachtonim
Ep. 230: What is the Rebbe’s View Regarding a Prenup?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to the Post-Holiday season; Lessons from Parshas Noach; Do fathers have to ignore their families on Simchas Torah? I feel stifled in my ultra-religious home. What can I do? Can I balance my secular interests with my spiritual/religious life? How can I get beyond a past relationship and move toward marriage? How do I return to Chabad after being away? What does Achdus Hashem mean?
Ep. 229: Can we ask about the “whys” and the “hows” of Torah and mitzvos, or do we have to accept it all without questions?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Yom Kippur and Sukkot; How can I show G-d that I truly repented? What exactly is simcha? Why should one be observant? What if I feel like I don’t want Moshiach? Do we need someone outside of ourselves to build our self-worth, just as G-d’s romimus is stimulated from outside His Essence? Reviewing more MyLife 2018 Essays
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