Anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence is certainly a cause for concern for all of humanity. Unequivocally, like the “miner’s canary”, hatred toward Jews has historically been a harbinger of troubles for all innocent people, the argument being that Jews are never safe. Rabbi Jacobson takes on this critical issue, and presents a radically different approach: While we need to be vigilant, and take strong measures to protect and defend ourselves, we must also realize that the world has become a better place for Jews and for the entire human race. This approach will guide us to discover ways to eradicate the root of anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred once and for all, enabling us to look forward to a brighter future — a future of personal and global redemption.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson is a pioneering speaker, educator, mentor to thousands. He is the author of the best-selling book “Toward a Meaningful Life,” a William Morrow publication that has sold over 400,000 copies to date and has been translated into Hebrew, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, German, Hungarian, Czech, and Georgian.
Rabbi Jacobson heads The Meaningful Life Center, called a “Spiritual Starbucks” by the New York Times, which bridges the secular and the spiritual through a wide variety of live and online programming, presenting the universal teachings of Torah as a blueprint for life to people of all backgrounds. With his keen insight into the human condition, he has the unique ability to offer clarity and direction especially in difficult times. Rabbi Jacobson and the MLC have been lauded for creating non-stop programming nourishing people’s hearts and souls.
For over 14 years Rabbi Jacobson, as Editor-in-Chief of Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim, was responsible for publishing the talks of the late Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century. Beginning in 1979, Rabbi Jacobson headed a team of scholars that memorized and transcribed entire talks that the Rebbe gave during the Sabbath and holidays, as writing and tape recording are not permitted on holy days. In this position, he was privileged to work in close association with the Rebbe and published more than 1000 of the Rebbe’s talks. He also headed the research team for Sefer Halikutim — an encyclopedic collection of Chassidic thought (26 volumes, published 1977-1982).
Rabbi Jacobson is one of the greatest scholars and most sought-after speakers in the Jewish world today. He has lectured to diverse audiences on six continents and in forty states on psycho-spiritual issues and applying Jewish thought to contemporary life. His voice is rooted in the timeless teachings of Torah, yet at the same time is profoundly timely, relevant, unique, and cutting edge. He has been interviewed on over 300 radio and TV shows, including CBS, CNN, Newsmax, PragerU, PBS, MSNBC, FOX, and NPR. He is also the chairman and publisher of The Algemeiner Journal, the “fastest growing Jewish newspaper in America” according to CNBC, filling the position of his illustrious father, esteemed journalist Gershon Jacobson.
Highlights from Talks
Secret to Marriage
What is the secret to an everlasting and meaningful relationship?
How to Respond to Tragedy
Don't Ask Why, Instead Find a Way to Grow from It
Magic of Spiritual Journey
The difference between a natural event and a miracle is frequency.
The Root of Anger
Anger is rooted essentially in worshiping yourself, not understanding that there is more to life than just you.
An Evening of Inspiration
An evening of music, wisdom and inspiration, celebrating the enduring vision of the Rebbe.
Is our life predetermined? Or do we have free will? The dignity of a human being is: You can transcend your circumstances.
Celebrating Our Vulnerability
Rabbi Simon Jacobson's Daily Spiritual Antidote boosts our emotional and psychological immunity.
Supreme Court Ruling Against Gov. Cuomo's Religious Restrictions
Money and You
Is there a deeper meaning behind the banking meltdown? What does the future hold?
Is Your Self-Worth Defined By Your Net-Worth? Future Economics
A New Model from Aristotle to Calvin, Max Weber to Adam Smith and Karl Marx, philosophers and political scientists throughout history have tried to understand the meaning of money, its effects on a society, and how to build a co-existing community within the context of self-interest and financial competition. This session will analyze these conflicting systems and offer a third, revolutionary, economic model – based on Torah thought – which synthesizes the best of all approaches.
“We are delighted that we brought you to our retreat. Thank you for the effort of sharing unlimited wisdom to the people who attended. Your success was above all expectations and as many people told us, that they had desire to go sleep, but could not tear themselves away from your lectures. Thank you again.”
Bentzion Itschok Pil, San Francisco
“We just finished recording my episode with Rabbi Jacobson on the topic of addiction. Incredible, what a powerful message of love and hope!”
Omer Pinto, The Shair Podcast
“I have heard dozens of your classes and speeches, but tonight your message, intention, emotion and clarity was outstanding a perhaps the best I ever heard. A combination of the time we are living in, the place the day the audience the relevance. May millions would be able to study and unpack what you shared deeper. Thank you for the inspiration and clarity.”
Avraham Berkowitz, Gimmel Tammuz LA Event
“Thank you for your presentation to the students. In these difficult times it was a beacon of light. They absolutely loved it and gained so much clarity and inspiration. At the end they were asking many questions and feel more empowered about their futures. ”
Sara Blau, Beth Rivkah Highschool
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