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MyLife: Chassidus Applied

By Rabbi Simon Jacobson

MyLife: Chassidus Applied Podcast by Simon Jacobson addresses the personal and emotional needs of our community by answering the most pressing questions of our lives -- from the perspective of Chassidic thought. The podcast demonstrates how the Torah provides us with a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche as a microcosm of the cosmos, and offers us all the guidance we need to live the healthiest possible life and build nurturing homes and families, bringing up the healthiest possible children, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Get unlimited free downloads of MP3 recordings o

  1. 1.
    Ep 333: Should a Husband See Himself as His Wife’s Mashpia? What's Torah"s View on Marrying Cousins?11/30/2020
    1:15:48
  2. 2.
    Ep. 332: What To Do if My Spouse Chooses to Believe Conspiracy Theories?11/23/2020
    1:11:55
  3. 3.
    Ep. 331: Should We All Make Aliyah to Israel Now?11/16/2020
    1:14:12
  4. 4.
    Ep. 330: How Should We React to the Election Results?11/09/2020
    1:08:51
  5. 5.
    Ep. 329: Should We Vote for Trump or Biden?11/02/2020
    1:13:06
  6. 6.
    Ep. 328: Perspective on the US Elections and Latest Peace Agreements in the Middle East10/26/2020
    1:14:04
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    Ep 327: With Conflicting Messages During These Times, What and Who Should We Believe?10/19/2020
    1:12:42
  8. 8.
    Ep. 326: What Personal Message Does Rosh Hashana Offer Us?09/14/2020
    1:08:52
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    Ep. 325: Announcing the Winners of the 2020 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest09/07/2020
    1:13:18
  2. 10.
    Ep. 324: What Should I Do About My Husband’s Addiction to Inappropriate Online Content?08/31/2020
    1:13:17
  3. 11.
    Ep. 323: How Do We Find Clarity Amidst All the Disinformation Being Spread Today?08/24/2020
    1:09:23
  4. 12.
    Ep. 322: Israel-UAE Peace: What Would the Rebbe Say?08/17/2020
    1:08:05
  5. 13.
    Ep 321: Chof Av: Seeing the Divine in Everything; Teachings of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak08/10/2020
    1:10:30
  6. 14.
    Ep 320: What Should I Do About Phone Addiction and Worse...?08/03/2020
    1:11:12
  7. 15.
    Ep. 319: Which Takes Precedent: Doing a Mitzvah or Helping My Wife?07/27/2020
    1:09:37
  8. 16.
    Ep. 318: Who Is Our Greatest Enemy?07/20/2020
    1:10:55
  9. 17.
    Ep. 317: What Should I Say to a Neighbor Pressuring Me to Display a BLM Sign On My Lawn?07/13/2020
    1:03:12
  10. 18.
    Ep. 316: Why Can’t We Be Critical of the BLM Movement?07/06/2020
    1:12:16
  11. 19.
    Ep 315: Fighting for What You Believe In: Lessons from 12-13 Tammuz06/29/2020
    1:11:35
  12. 20.
    Ep. 314: Why Do I Need a Rebbe?06/22/2020
    1:12:14
  13. 21.
    Ep 313: How Do We Explain Different Examples of Racism in the Torah?06/15/2020
    1:10:32
  14. 22.
    Ep 312: Should We Be Joining the Peaceful Protests? On Shabbos?06/08/2020
    1:12:03
  15. 23.
    Ep 311: What Should Be Our Perspective on the Latest Violent Protests in Cities Across the U.S.?06/01/2020
    1:12:10
  16. 24.
    Ep. 310: This Year, How Can We Fulfill the Rebbe’s Request To Hear the 10 Commandments on Shavuos?05/25/2020
    1:17:26
  17. 25.
    Ep. 309: How Can We Build Faith and Trust in Times of Crisis?05/18/2020
    1:08:46
  18. 26.
    Ep. 308: The Power of Rashbi in Times of Crisis05/11/2020
    1:07:49
  19. 27.
    Ep. 307: Can the Current Upheaval Bring Us to Discover a New Perspective on G-d and Torah?05/04/2020
    1:07:15
  20. 28.
    Ep. 306: Revelation: Tanya as Ketores – a Spiritual Vaccine Against a Pandemic04/28/2020
    1:14:07
  21. 29.
    Ep. 305: Iyar - Ani Hashem Rofecho, I, G-d, Am Your Healer04/20/2020
    1:09:41
  22. 30.
    Ep. 304: As a Single, I Find the Loneliness Unbearable. Please Share Some Advice?04/17/2020
    1:06:06
  23. 31.
    Ep. 303: What Did the Tzemech Tzedek Write in a Maamar About the Epidemic in 1832?04/06/2020
    1:10:20
  24. 32.
    Ep. 302: What Are the Spiritual Dynamics of a Virus Epidemic?03/30/2020
    1:13:49
  25. 33.
    Ep. 301: Special Coronavirus Edition Part III03/23/2020
    1:13:45
  26. 34.
    Ep. 300: Special Coronavirus Edition - Should We be Closing Schools and Shuls Due to Ciovid-19?03/16/2020
    1:12:42
  27. 35.
    Ep. 299: Why Is There Ever a Mitzvah to Get Drunk?03/09/2020
    1:14:54
  28. 36.
    Ep. 298: What Attitude Should We Have to the Coronavirus?03/02/2020
    1:10:06
  29. 37.
    Ep. 297: Is Joy Inherent or Acquired?02/24/2020
    1:14:18
  30. 38.
    Ep. 296: What Role Does the Rebbetzin Play in Our Lives?02/17/2020
    1:07:43
  31. 39.
    Ep. 295: Is Moshiach’s Coming a Process or an Event?02/10/2020
    1:12:53
  32. 40.
    Embracing Our Mission: 70 Years of the Rebbe’s Vision and Revolution02/03/2020
    1:16:32
  33. 41.
    Ep. 293: How to Prepare for the Approaching 70th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Leadership? The Power of Presenting Chassidus in Written or Artistic Form01/27/2020
    1:10:34
  34. 42.
    Ep. 292: Announcing the 6th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, Including a New Creative Track01/20/2020
    1:12:15
  35. 43.
    Ep. 291: How to Prepare for the Approaching 70th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Leadership01/13/2020
    1:10:15
  36. 44.
    Ep. 290: What is Chabad’s Position on Daf Yomi and the Siyum HaShas?01/06/2020
    1:12:55
  37. 45.
    Ep. 289: How Should We React to the Recent Frightful Attacks on Jews?12/31/2019
    1:12:46
  38. 46.
    Ep. 288: What Is the Halachik and Hashkafic Explanation for Public Menorahs?12/23/2019
    1:08:47
  39. 47.
    Ep. 287: Why Was Chassidus Not Taught Earlier?12/16/2019
    1:09:33
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    Ep. 286: Marriage Lessons from Yud Dalet Kislev12/09/2019
    1:08:03
  41. 49.
    Ep. 285: What Can I Do About My Parents Speaking Negatively About My Spouse?12/02/2019
    1:13:06
  42. 50.
    Ep. 284: Why Does Pregnancy – Bringing a New Life into This World – Need to Be so Difficult?11/25/2019
    1:11:56
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    Ep: 283: What Lessons Can We Learn from the Current Impeachment Hearings?11/18/2019
    1:10:59
  44. 52.
    Ep. 282: How Can We Explain the Akeidah?11/11/2019
    1:12:33
  45. 53.
    Ep. 281: Why Do Some Jews Have Long Peyot (Sidelocks) and Others Do Not?11/04/2019
    1:09:20
  46. 54.
    Ep. 280: How Should We Address Drinking Problems in Communities and “Kiddish Clubs” in Shul?10/28/2019
    1:13:17
  47. 55.
    Ep: 279: What is the Rebbe's Position on the State of Israel?10/07/2019
    1:13:00
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    Ep. 278: Since Our Income Is Determined on Rosh Hashana, Does It Matter How Much We Invest in Work?09/23/2019
    1:09:15
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    Ep. 277: How Do We Explain Men Not Being Allowed to Hear Women Singing?09/16/2019
    1:14:29
  50. 58.
    Ep. 276: Is It Appropriate to Publish Pictures of Women in Our Publications and Websites?09/09/2019
    1:11:29
  51. 59.
    Ep. 275: Why Doesn’t Torah and Judaism Celebrate Art as It Does Song?09/02/2019
    1:09:46
  52. 60.
    Ep. 274: What Attitude Should We Have to Superstition, Ayin Hora and the Likes?08/27/2019
    1:12:34
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    Ep. 273: Does Judaism Have a Place for Skeptics?08/27/2019
    1:05:42
  54. 62.
    Ep. 272: Has the Rebbe Ever Made Public Statements About Mass Shootings?08/12/2019
    1:16:42
  55. 63.
    Ep. 271: Is There Life on Other Planets According to Torah?08/05/2019
    1:11:47
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    Ep. 270: What Does the Rebbe Say About Vaccinations? Part II07/29/2019
    1:14:01
  57. 65.
    Ep. 269: What Does the Rebbe Say About Vaccinations?07/22/2019
    1:18:18
  58. 66.
    Ep. 268: What Will Chabad Look like in 30 Years?07/15/2019
    1:09:06
  59. 67.
    Ep: 267: Is Geulah Dependent Upon All Jews Being Observant and All Non-Jews Accepting the 7 Mitzvos?07/08/2019
    1:03:35
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    Ep: 266: Gimmel Tammuz – 25 years: What Does it Mean?07/01/2019
    1:10:14
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    Ep: 265: How Do I Find a Mashpia? What Distinguishes Between Different Kosher Certifications?06/24/2019
    1:11:14
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    Ep: 264: What Does Torah Say About Reincarnation and Communication With Past Lives?06/17/2019
    1:10:02
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    Ep. 263: Why Do We Eat Dairy on Shavuos? 06/04/2019
    1:12:26
  64. 72.
    Ep. 262: Why Did G-d Create Poor People?05/27/2019
    1:10:02
  65. 73.
    Ep. 261: Does Chassidus Ever Expect Us to Sleep Less Than Is Normally Required?05/20/2019
    1:07:00
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    Ep. 260: Is Ahavas Yisroel Achieved by Ignoring Our Differences?05/13/2019
    1:09:09
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    Ep. 259: Special Edition, w/ Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, Chabad of Poway:How the Rebbe Empowers Us to Become Stronger in Face of Tragedy05/06/2019
    1:16:04
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    Ep. 258: Poway Shooting on Acharon Shel Pesach – How Should We React?04/30/2019
    1:13:24
  69. 77.
    Ep. 257: Announcing the Winners of the MyLife Essay Contest 2019!04/15/2019
    1:11:15
  70. 78.
    Ep. 256: How Do I Deal with Online Addictions?04/08/2019
    1:12:59
  71. 79.
    Ep. 255: What Responsibility Do Websites Have to Their Readers?04/01/2019
    1:16:38
  72. 80.
    Ep. 254: Is There an Issue with Listening to Non-Jewish Music with Meaningful Lyrics?03/25/2019
    1:12:06
  73. 81.
    Ep. 253: Why Was I Born With Talents If I am Seemingly Not Allowed to Develop and Express Them?03/18/2019
    1:13:05
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    Ep. 252: What is the Rebbe’s Approach to Anti-Semitism?03/11/2019
    1:10:00
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    Ep. 251: How Do We Address the Issue of Anti-Semitic Attacks and Safety?03/05/2019
    1:08:58
  76. 84.
    Ep. 250: What Should Our Attitude Be to the Recent MicDrop Issue?02/25/2019
    1:05:57
  77. 85.
    Is Obesity Overblown?02/18/2019
    1:14:43
  78. 86.
    Ep. 248: What Is Going on with All the Recent Tragedies?02/11/2019
    1:16:21
  79. 87.
    Ep. 247: Are There Lessons from the Rebbe About the Recent Bitter Cold?02/05/2019
    1:15:17
  80. 88.
    Ep. 246: Are the Rebbe’s Words and Images Copyrighted?01/28/2019
    1:19:14
  81. 89.
    Ep. 245: After a Major Life Crisis, How Do You Begin Living Again?01/21/2019
    1:08:33
  82. 90.
    Ep. 244: Chassidus Applied to Yud Shevat and Chapter 9 of Basi L’Gani01/14/2019
    1:04:27
  83. 91.
    Ep: 243: How Should We React to the Recent Mezuzah Controversy?01/07/2019
    1:12:30
  84. 92.
    Ep. 242: What Defines a Chabad Chosid?12/31/2018
    1:14:06
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    Ep 241: How Would the Rebbe Approach the Issue of Government Trying to Change Our Education System?12/24/2018
    1:13:04
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    Ep. 240: Should We Insist That Our 8-Year-Old Son Go to Shul on Shabbos?12/17/2018
    1:16:45
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    Ep. 239: Are We Doing All We Can to Empower Women Today?12/11/2018
    1:11:54
  88. 96.
    Ep. 238: Am I Still a Lubavitcher If I Learn Daf Yomi? Is Judaism Democratic?12/03/2018
    1:15:25
  89. 97.
    Ep. 237: What Can We Do to Help Speed up Moshiach’s Coming?11/26/2018
    1:15:42
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    Ep. 236: Chassidus Applied to the 90th Anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin on Yud Daled Kislev11/19/2018
    1:12:37
  91. 99.
    Ep. 235: Why Does Judaism Reject the Messiah That Other Religions Have Embraced?11/12/2018
    1:17:54
  92. 100.
    Ep. 234: How Much to Reveal About a Potential Shidduch?11/05/2018
    1:11:19
  93. 101.
    Ep. 233: Tragedy in Pittsburgh: How Should We React?10/29/2018
    1:10:41
  94. 102.
    Ep. 232: How Do You Explain the Blessing of “She’lo Osani Isha” (Not Making Me a Woman)?10/22/2018
    1:09:51
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    Ep. 231: Why Is There More Focus on Chitzoniyos (Externals) in Dor Ha’Shevii?10/15/2018
    1:08:33
  96. 104.
    Ep. 230: What is the Rebbe's View Regarding a Prenup?10/08/2018
    1:15:25
  97. 105.
    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?09/17/2018
    1:10:18
  98. 106.
    Ep. 228: For the Sake of Sholom Bayis Should I Do Something That I Would Normally Refrain from Doing?09/03/2018
    1:09:48
  99. 107.
    Ep. 227: How Can I Balance Hiddur Mitzvah Without Becoming Obsessive Compulsive?08/28/2018
    1:10:49
  100. 108.
    Ep. 226: Did the Rebbe Say Anything About Free Speech When It Offends Others?08/20/2018
    1:16:02
  101. 109.
    Ep. 225: Is the Rebbe’s Position on Zionism Different Than That of the Rebbe Rashab and Rebbe Rayatz?08/13/2018
    1:18:18
  102. 110.
    Ep. 224: How to Turn the Experience of Being Bullied into a Positive?08/06/2018
    1:16:04
  103. 111.
    Ep 223: Is a School Considered Lubavitch if it Is Behaving Counter to the Rebbe's Directives?07/30/2018
    1:17:23
  104. 112.
    MyLife Ep. 222: Lessons from the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century; Practical Techniques for Growing Through Negative Experiences07/24/2018
    1:11:37
  105. 113.
    Do I Need to Say the Entire Kinus on Tisha B’Av When I Don’t Understand It?07/17/2018
    1:09:58
  106. 114.
    Ep. 220: Is It an Absolute That Moshiach Must Come in the Next 221 Years Before the 7th Millennium?07/09/2018
    1:14:39
  107. 115.
    Ep. 219: Can We Establish Policy Based on a Chassidishe Hergesh? Lessons from July 4th07/02/2018
    1:07:48
  108. 116.
    Ep. 218: Should Children Ever Be Separated from Their Parents?06/25/2018
    1:17:57
  109. 117.
    Ep. 217: Is It Okay to Marry Before Fully Dealing with My Own Self-Esteem and Dependency Issues?06/19/2018
    1:18:25
  110. 118.
    Ep. 216: Special Gimmel Tammuz Edition; Why Don’t We Appoint a New Rebbe? And More06/11/2018
    1:15:49
  111. 119.
    Ep. 215: Why Did the Rebbe Not Intervene to Improve Our Yeshiva System?06/04/2018
    1:13:30
  112. 120.
    Ep. 214: How Can Someone Consider Himself a Chassid and Not Be Careful with Halacha?05/28/2018
    1:14:30
  113. 121.
    Ep. 213: My teenage friends are drowning: What can we do?05/14/2018
    1:11:41
  114. 122.
    Ep. 212: Is the Torah always sensitive to people’s feelings?05/07/2018
    1:15:00
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    Ep. 200: How do we determine the validity of a Torah teacher?04/29/2018
    1:09:57
  116. 124.
    Ep. 203: If a Person Has Paid His Dues for Violating Others Should He Be Shamed Forever?04/29/2018
    1:11:03
  117. 125.
    Ep. 205: What to Tell Children About an Absentee Father?04/29/2018
    1:16:39
  118. 126.
    Ep. 206: Why Are We Holding on to New Chumros Which Don’t Seem to Be Part of the Original Torah?04/29/2018
    1:15:19
  119. 127.
    Ep. 201: Does a Survivor Need to Show Respect to an Abusive Parent?04/29/2018
    1:15:54
  120. 128.
    Ep. 202: What Would the Rebbe Say About the Recent School Shootings?04/29/2018
    1:14:20
  121. 129.
    Ep. 204: How to Create Balance Between Tznius and a Strong Emotional Passion Between Spouses?04/29/2018
    1:13:15
  122. 130.
    Ep. 208: How Do We Correct Wrongs If We Can’t Speak Loshen Hora?04/29/2018
    1:16:02
  123. 131.
    Ep. 207: Announcing the Winners of This Year’s MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest!04/29/2018
    1:08:24
  124. 132.
    Ep. 209: Does Negating Secular Education Mean That We Have to Be Ignorant?04/29/2018
    1:08:30
  125. 133.
    Ep. 210: What Is the Story with the Rebbe’s Brother, R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib?04/29/2018
    1:10:33

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