8:00pm: What Are We to Make of President Trump and Events of This Week? Are We Headed Toward Civil War?

The topics in this week’s 339th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:

  • Chassidus Applied to Vaeirah and Rosh Chodesh Shevat
    • How do we deal with the deepest darkness? The revelation of Havaya in the abyss of Mitzrayim
    • Bringing Torah and Chassidus to all languages and peoples
  • President Trump and Events of this Week
    • From a Torah perspective, what are we to make of the recent events in Washington?
    • What attitude should we have to President Trump today? 
    • How can we possibly reconcile the great divide in our country today?
    • Are we headed toward civil war?
  • Suicide
    • Suicide is frightening me. Please address this recent tragedy and inspire us all with some light. 
    • Did the Rebbe ever speak about mental illness, suicide and related issues?
  • Parents and Children
    • How should I address my husband who chooses not to connect and provide unconditional love to his children because they are more modern?
    • What can we do about our son who suddenly stopped talking to us?
  • Chassidus question: What is the maamar called “Der Frumer Va’eirah”?
  • MyLife 2020 Chassidus Applied Essay and Creative Contest: 11th Place winners:
    • Essay English: The Lamplighter, Rivka Cohen, 24, Bais Chana Women International,  Hometown: Jerusalem, Israel
    • Essay Hebrew (men): חיים קלים עם אנשים קשים, Mr. Yahal Dahan, Tzfat, Israel
    • Essay Hebrew (women): מסע פנימי לגאולה, Mrs. Binah Nachshon, Jerusalem, Israel
    • Creative: My Garden (poetry), Yosef Kaufmann, 27, Sofer, Johannesburg, South Africa


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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