8:00pm: Why Are Some People Born with Physical Disabilities?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 117, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Why Are Some People Born with Physical Disabilities? Does The Torah Discriminate Against Them? What’s The Secret to Aging with Dignity? How Can We Know if Passion Is Being Channeled Properly?

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Picture of the Day: A Challah for #1

On Friday, May 27, Mr. Harry Triguboff was officially named the richest man in Australia by the Business Review Weekly. As he does every Friday, Rabbi Dovid Slavin, director of Our Big Kitchen, visited Mr. Triguboff in his Sydney office to deliver fresh Challah for Shabbos. This week, however, the Challah was braided in a unique shape to celebrate the occasion.

Rabbi Benny’s Hilarious Torah Thought: The One With the Yiddish Speaker

Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Shliach in Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, delivers his brief and hilarious thought on this week’s Parsha, Behar. This week Rabbi Benny answers the question: Why does the Torah first command us to agriculturally rest on the seventh sabbatical year, only afterwards telling us about working the land during the preceding six years? Shouldn’t the order have been reversed?

Weekly Story: Ivan the Farmer

Lying down on the ground Ivan saw the train slow down to almost a standstill as it approached the curve and then proceeded very slowly. This was the moment he was waiting for. Running over to one of the back cars, he grabbed hold of the ladder and climbed up.

Racist Rabble-Rouser Allegedly Assaults City Worker

Alicia Boyd, the notoriously anti-Semitic and anti-white founder of the Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP), an organization which uses hateful tactics to oppose any commercial developments in Crown Heights, allegedly assaulted a worker who was cutting grass at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, a witness told CrownHeights.info.

Affordable Apartments Up for Grabs

Applications are now open for 30 affordable apartments in a large, newly constructed building in Crown Heights. One-bedroom apartments will cost only $913 per month, and two-bedrooms will go for $1,065 per month. The apartments will be raffled off among the eligible applicants.

Tefillin on the Run: Chabad at the Comrades

The Comrades Marathon is to South Africa what the New York City Marathon is to the United States. Only two times as long. At 90 kilometers, or 56 miles, the world’s oldest and largest marathon is billed as the ultimate human race. When the gun goes off this Sunday morning at 5:30, 20,000 runners will descend from the Kwazulu Natal town of Pietermaritzburg to Durban on the sea. Along the way, they will be feted by course-side bands and adoring spectators. And Rabbi Shlomo Wainer.

Weekly Letter of the Rebbe: War Miracles

As we approach the 49th anniversary of the Six-Day War, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he discusses the miracle of the Six-Day War and of the Yom Kippur War. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Picture of the Day: Remembering Jewish Fallen Heroes

In honor of Memorial Day, Shliach and Air Force Chaplain Capt. Elie Estrin, along with Capt. Ari Wood of the U.S. Army and Lt. Commander Greg Touchton of the U.S. Navy, place flags and pray at the graves of military veterans in Seattle, Washington, in a program sponsored by the local chapter of Jewish War Veterans and co-sponsored by various Jewish communal groups.