8:00pm: I Plan on Committing Suicide. I’m in So Much Pain! Please Help… Suicide Is Frightening Me.

The topics in this week’s 338th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Chof and Chof Dalet Teves 
    • The similarities of the Rambam and the Alter Rebbe
    • The role of leaders in difficult times
  • Lessons from Shemos:
    • Why is the entire book of Shemos called Sefer HaGeulah?
    • How do we deal with demons – Mitzrayim – in our spirits?
    • How to see beyond the tzimtzum’s abyss?
  • Is it inappropriate to wish someone Happy New Year?
  • Suicide
    • What can we do to help someone contemplating suicide?
    • Suicide is frightening me? Please address this recent tragedy and inspire us all with some light. 
    • I plan on committing suicide. I’m in so much pain! Please help…
  • Chassidus question: Please explain Tanya chapter 12: How can one be a Benoni who has never sinned when there are three daily sins no one is spared from?
  • MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 10th Place winners:
    • Essay English: Irrelevant Micromanagement, Chaya Rivkin, 19, Student, Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim, Hometown: New Orleans, LA
    • Essay Hebrew (men): נחיתות ופתרונה – ע”פ תורת החסידות, Shlomo Chaim Shmuelevitz, Beis Shaan, Israel
    • Essay Hebrew (women): לחיות בתודעה אלוקית, Chana Leibman, Rishon L’Tzion, Israel
    • Creative: Torah Map (maps), Anthony Bensusan, 63, London, UK


MyLife: Chassidus Applied is a weekly video webcast candidly answering questions from the public about all life matters and challenges, covering the entire spectrum of the human experience. 

This hour-long dose of insights, broadcast live every Sunday night 8-9PM EST, is meant to provide people with inspired guidance and direction, empowering them to deal with any issue they may face. 

In what has become a staple in so many people’s lives, MyLife: Chassidus Applied has provoked a significant reaction from the community, with thousands of people viewing each live broadcast and hundreds of questions pouring in week after week. At the root of every question and personal challenge tackled by the series is the overarching question: Does Judaism have the answers to my personal dilemmas?

MyLife demonstrates how Chassidus 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. MyLife is brought to you by the Meaningful Life Center as a public service, free of charge.

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