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Weekly Story: Gan Yisroel

As this Wednesday night/Thursday day is Gimmel Tammuz, I figured I will post a story of the Rebbe, that will inspire us, and we will come to the realization, that a faithful shepherd, does not forsake his flock. After all, by every farbrengen beginning this Shabbos, stories of the Rebbe will be said and listened to. Indeed I began working on finding out the details of just such a story, which would have been called “A Dollar for the Taxi-driver.”

Here’s My Story: Do Not Push

For the past seventeen years, Mrs. Sarah Karmely has served as the director of Sha’arei Tovah Talmud Torah. She is also the author of Words to Hear with Your Heart and Stories to Hear with Your Heart. She was interviewed in June of 2012.

CHAI LIFELINE: Going Through It, Growing Through It – The Challenge of Being a Yeshiva Student Stranded at Home

Chai Lifeline presents “Going Through It, Growing Through It: Torah Perspectives and Mindful Coping in the Age of COVID-19,” a new lecture series offering divrei chizuk, psychological, and practical guidance during the current health crisis. The series will include video and audio recordings of renowned rabbanim, speakers, and mental health experts, as well as members of Chai Lifeline’s crisis intervention team, Project Chai.

8:00pm: How Do You Explain Different Examples of Racism in the Torah?

The topics in this week’s 313rd episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: How Do You Explain Different Examples of Racism in the Torah? What Is Our Attitude to Racism? With All the Unrest, Should We Consider Moving to Israel? Is Dark Skin Color a Result of a Punishment? Why Do We Make a Blessing Boruch Meshaneh Ha’Briyos? Why Did G-d Make People So Different? Did Moses Marry a Black Woman?

Weekly Story: A Chossid Makes An Environment

This coming Friday, the 27th of Sivan is the (34th) yahrzeit of my mother, Rebbetzin Cheyena Avtzon. Since that is also the week before Gimmel Tammuz, I chose to write a tribute about her life this week, and next week something for Gimmel Tammuz.

Here’s My Story: A Ground-Breaking Concert

For over forty-five years, Cantor Yosef Malovany has led the prayer services at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue in New York. He also serves as professor of liturgical music at the Belz School of Jewish Music of Yeshiva University. He was interviewed in November of 2014.

CHAI LIFELINE: Going Through It, Growing Through It – Creative Tools For Parents With Anxious Children With Rivki Jungreis

Chai Lifeline presents “Going Through It, Growing Through It: Torah Perspectives and Mindful Coping in the Age of COVID-19,” a new lecture series offering divrei chizuk, psychological, and practical guidance during the current health crisis. The series will include video and audio recordings of renowned rabbanim, speakers, and mental health experts, as well as members of Chai Lifeline’s crisis intervention team, Project Chai.

CHAI LIFELINE: Going Through It, Growing Through It – How Do I Know If My Stress Is Too Much?

Chai Lifeline presents “Going Through It, Growing Through It: Torah Perspectives and Mindful Coping in the Age of COVID-19,” a new lecture series offering divrei chizuk, psychological, and practical guidance during the current health crisis. The series will include video and audio recordings of renowned rabbanim, speakers, and mental health experts, as well as members of Chai Lifeline’s crisis intervention team, Project Chai.

8:00pm: Should We Be Joining the Peaceful Protests?

The topics in this week’s 312nd episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: Should We Be Joining the Peaceful Protests? On Shabbos? What Is Our Attitude to Racism and the Recent Violent Protests? Can We Compare Racism Today to the Persecution Faced by the Jewish People Throughout History? Should Chassidim Be Discussing the Riots? Will Be Bentch Ha’Gomel When the Pandemic Is Over? Any Advice on Dealing With Escalating Tensions in Marriage While Under Lockdown?

CHAI LIFELINE: Going Through It, Growing Through It – Coronavirus, Couples, and Coping: Lisa Twerski, LCSW

Chai Lifeline presents “Going Through It, Growing Through It: Torah Perspectives and Mindful Coping in the Age of COVID-19,” a new lecture series offering divrei chizuk, psychological, and practical guidance during the current health crisis. The series will include video and audio recordings of renowned rabbanim, speakers, and mental health experts, as well as members of Chai Lifeline’s crisis intervention team, Project Chai.

Here’s My Story: The Very, Very Good Idea

Rabbi Avrohom Flint worked for twenty years for the Jewish Community Council of Crown Heights, and for another twenty for the New York City Department of Finance. He is presently retired and living in Brooklyn. He was interviewed in his home in May of 2019.

8:00pm: What Should Be Our Perspective on the Latest Violent Protests in Cities Across the U.S.? How to Manage Your Life When Things Are Chaotic?

The topics in this week’s 311th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: What Should Be Our Perspective on the Latest Violent Protests in Cities Across the U.S.? Chassidus Applied to Post-Shavuos and Nasso Regarding Our Challenges Today; Why Should We Believe That G-d Is Good in the Same Sense That We Understand What ‘Good’ Is? What Do You Think About the Spiritual Awakening Brought on by the Upheaval? How to Manage Your Life When Things Are Chaotic? Does the Coronavirus Have Any Connection With Moshiach?