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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
Ep. 197: How Can We Be Expected to Love Every Person? Perfectionism; How to Deal with an Irritable Wife?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 28 Tevet, Rosh Chodesh Shevat and Bo; How to reconcile the stories about the differences between Chassidim and Misnagdim with Ahavas Yisroel? Is anxiety and depression a spiritual malady? More info about the 4th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest
Ep. 196: 4th annual Chassidus Applied Essay Contest; Response to the Argument That Praying for Rain Is Idiotic and Primitive
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 20, 21 and 24 Tevet and Vaeirah; Is it healthy to suppress emotions? Does evil exist or is it only the absence of good? How to deal with a rebellious child?Suggestions to Rabbi Jacobson; Free will – Part 2: Did the people in the Torah have free choice?
Ep. 195: Can I Get Married If I Don’t Love Myself? What Is Our Attitude to the Secular New Year? Dealing with Non-Observant Married Children
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Shemos; How to respond to someone of another religion about their faith? Follow-up: The Rubashkin phenomenon; Jerusalem as capital and more; Chassidus Question: How to reconcile free will and divine providence
Ep. 194: Why the exuberance over Rubashkin’s release from prison? Is there any significance to Trump’s announcement about Jerusalem?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Nittel; Lessons from 10 Teves and Vayechi; How much can bitachon change? Why don’t we have pictures of all the Rebbeim? What are Oros D’Tohu in Kelim D’Tikkun?
Ep. 193: What To Do If What I Love Does Not Bring in an Adequate Income? Do I Need to Repent for Allowing Myself to Be Abused?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to the 5th Day of Chanukah, Erev Rosh Chodesh Teves and Zos Chanukah; Lessons from 5 Teves and Vayigash; Why was I born in this generation? Should we stress over having only one child? Does the soul really want to be born?
Ep. 192: Are We Doing Enough to Spread the Noahide Laws? Can Chassidus Be Taught to Non-Jews?
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to Chanukah; What lessons do we learn from Miketz? Any directives regarding a younger sister getting married before her older sister? Chassidus Question: Does moach shalit al ha’lev refer also to the subconscious mind?
Ep. 191: Handwriting Analysis (Graphology); How to Teach a Child Shomer Negia
Also in this episode: Chassidus Applied to 19 Kislev; What lessons do we learn from Vayeishev? What can I do about procrastination and memory improvement? What is the best way to inculcate kabolas ol and respect in students? Chassidus Question: Birchat Kohanim and dreams?