Advice for Life: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Guidance for Leading a More Purposeful Life
February 8: Money and Career
Having a career and earning a living is generally considered a necessary evil. In the Rebbe’s perspective, conversely, holding down a job is a necessary goodness with cosmic importance beyond the paycheck. On the basis of his unique understanding of the purpose and meaning of life in general and of work in particular, his guidance on work-related matters and monetary decisions is insightful and empowering.
March 14: Family and Home
Home and family is perhaps Judaism’s most central institution. It is also perhaps the institution most fragile and prone to attack from external distractions in today’s society. The Rebbe’s correspondences and interactions include a gold mine of clarity on family relationships and harmony, educational issues, and insights for transforming a home into a sanctified space conducive to forging a family unit with the right priorities and perspectives.
April 18: Physical Health and Well-Being
From homes and hospitals around the globe, patients, physicians, and professors bombarded the Rebbe with communications regarding health matters. The Rebbe’s extensive responses form a treasure trove of guidance and deeper perspectives, and convey his holistic approach, in which physical health is intertwined with emotional and spiritual well-being. This study of the Rebbe’s approach yields profound insights for patients and for practitioners.
May 9: Emotional Health
Today’s society is awash with awareness of, and struggles with, unprecedented prevalence and degrees of anxiety and mental health challenges. All are seeking the keys to unlock tranquility and emotional health, and to build a healthy concept of self. The Rebbe’s trademark feature was his unending positivity. This study of his communications on emotional health guides us in adopting his effective and uniquely positive approach.
June 6: Challenge and Adversity
Life includes bewildering moments when seemingly insurmountable challenges and obstacles threaten our path to health, livelihood, relationships, raising children, and the like. Thousands turned to the Rebbe in desperation or for inspiration to continue under such circumstances. In his responses, the Rebbe guides individuals to search for the inner meaning and purpose of the challenge, and to use that as a key to discover an effective method of handling the challenge.
Date TBD: Spirituality and Relationship with G-d
Some are ultimately practical and realistic; others are quixotic, with exceedingly high expectations. When it came to assisting individuals in their personal spiritual journeys, the Rebbe forged an entirely unique path, harnessing both extremes: he was extraordinarily practical and at the same time set incredible goals. He did this by allowing individuals to realize that they are far greater than they knew, with far greater potential than they imagined. This study guides us into achieving that liberating perspective.
Thursdays, 2/8, 3/14, 4/18, 5/9, 6/6 & Date TBD
@ 7:30 PM
at Chabad Jewish Center
Cost: $70 for the season or $20 per evening
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