8:00pm: What Possible Benefit Is There in Us Being Deprived of Our Shuls and Schools? Is the Pandemic a Punishment?

The topics in this week’s 310th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: When Shuls Are Closed, How Should We Fulfill the Rebbe’s Request That All Men, Women and Children Go to Shul and Hear the Ten Commandments on Shavuos? How Do We Explain This to Our Children Who Were So Anticipating Going? What Possible Benefit Is There in Us Being Deprived of Our Shuls and Schools? Is the Pandemic a Punishment? Can We Question G-d’s Ways? Can We Go on Strike and Stop Doing Mitzvos Until G-d Ends the Plague? Chassidus Applied to Rosh Chodesh Sivan and Shavuos Addressing Our Challenges; The Power of Unity.

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8:00pm: The Secret of Growth: Turning Liabilities Into Assets; How Can We Build Faith and Trust in Times of Crisis? Does Prayer Help?

The topics in this week’s 309th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: The Secret of Growth: Turning Liabilities Into Assets; How Can We Build Faith and Trust in Times of Crisis? Chassidus Applied to Bamidbar in Addressing Our Challenges; Does Prayer Help? Why Is There Collective Punishment in Judaism? Why Were the 24,000 Students of Rabbi Akiva Killed Because They Did Not Respect Each Other? Why Do We Light Bonfires on Lag B’Omer?

Weekly Story: Is It A Step Backwards or Forward?

I chose this weeks story as we are all under some form of containment etc., and to many of us this is a major step backwards. We can’t daven in a minyan, we can’t attend shiurim and our children are not in Yeshiva, and so on. Yet we have to realize that each step backwards is in order to enable us to leap forward.

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Hatzalah Chapters across the globe came together for the Hatzalah-Thon, fundraising an eye popping $15 Million. Listen as Central Hatzalah goes “over the air” and thanks each member for being part of this great success.

8:00pm: How to Strengthen Bitachon When We Are Losing Our Jobs?

The topics in this week’s 308th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: The Power of Rashbi in Times of Crisis; What We Learn From Lag B’Omer About Countering a Plague; Who Is the Founder of Pnimius Hatorah? Is It Sincere to Call for Achdus on “My Terms”? How Can We Be Fearless in Frightening Times? How to Strengthen Bitachon When We Are Losing Our Jobs? What Can We Do to Hold on to Faith in Moshiach After so Many Disappointments

Weekly Story: I Need A Representative At That Fair

Being that this coming Tuesday is Lag B’Omer, I decided to post the following story I received this week via WhatsApp. I thank the two individuals for forwarding it to me, using technology to spread Torah. At the same time I ask others to please share with me interesting stories, so that I can pass it on to all of our readers.

Here’s My Story: In Mint Condition

For nearly four decades, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky served as the Rebbe’s secretary. He continues to serve as the chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch and Machne Israel, and secretary of Agudas Chasidei Chabad. He was interviewed by JEM five times between 2009 and 2018.