A New Way to Solve Problems

How do you solve a problem? When faced with difficulties we all have our different approaches. Some — perhaps most of us — first go into denial, dismissing or minimizing a sensitive or uncomfortable situation. Many prefer avoiding confrontation even when doing so can lead to graver consequences. Once we are forced to address a problem, we also differ in our methodologies. Some take (at least initially) the symptomatic route, addressing the symptoms — what can be called the band-aid approach (patching up a bleeding wound; taking a painkiller to relieve a headache). While this remedial medicine may work for certain situations, there are predicaments which require a more root-based or preventive approach, addressing the core of the issue, not just its symptoms. This root based approach is meant to permanently solve the problem at its source.

But at the end of the day, no matter what approach you employ, we usually think of problems in this context: Try the minimal approach, and if that doesn’t work, aim for a more comprehensive strategy. Try going below, and if that doesn’t work go above.

Please join Rabbi Jacobson in this groundbreaking Beis Iyar/Lechatchila Ariber workshop and discover a new approach to solving problems. Initiated by the Rebbe MaHarash, this method declares: “Conventional wisdom states that if you can’t go below, go above; I say go above in the first place!” Learn how to apply this novel modality into your life, offering a transcendent and revolutionary approach to tackling any problem you face.

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8 years ago

Rabbi jacobson thank you for your teaching, your Avoda Hashem, your Tiferet! I watched this class and am learning much but the video stopped before you were finished, I would like to request that you put the remainder of the video up here or maybe there is another way you would publish it, you are providing Wisdom (Baruch Hashem!) which I need-for an obstacle in my family’s path. Perhaps Hashem is Directing me to the “long short path” by this, progressing toward a meaningful life!

8 years ago

can I read some of the article submitted to the contest?

thank you

8 years ago

Thank you Rabbi Jacobson, as always the Wisdom you give over, along with your Insight and ability to make it understandable and accessible are a Great Help, at the right time! May Hashem bless you and your team, as well as all of us!

Reid Friedson
8 years ago

Rabbi Simon Jacobson is the foremost author and teacher of pragmatic Jewish mysticism. Outstanding knowledge and wisdom.

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