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8:00pm: What Is the Jewish Perspective on Astrology?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 198, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Yud Shevat – 68 (חיים) Years; What Is the Jewish Perspective on Astrology? How Can I Explain the Value of Shabbos to My Friend Who Doesn’t Keep It? Is the Rebbe Perfect?

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Letter: I was There! Were you?

I have always supported KSCVK. Devorah is always there for our community and hundreds upon hundreds of families in our community and shluchim around the world have only been able to make Chasunos because of KSCVK. Last night was the men’s event for the Chinese auction. I was a volunteer. The food was great! The ambiance was great! The entertainment was amazing! The crowd was a little smaller than last year. It seemed like less money came in than usual. A lot of the big spenders are our of town. I asked after they counted and the numbers are down.

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Weekly Story: Keep On Knocking

A young couple was blessed with a child, but their happiness and joy dissipated almost immediately, as the doctors informed them that their child has some extremely serious health issues, which although are not terminal, they are incurable.

Op-Ed: New York’s Bid to Control Religious Schools

Ahead of the release of guidelines from the State Education Department regarding instruction at religious and other private schools, Avi Schick – a member of the Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and attorney for PEARLS – wrote an op-ed recently published in the Wall Street Journal. In the piece, Avi argues that New York’s plan is not only inconsistent with the law, but may also have the unintended effect of requiring the State to provide billions of dollars in school aid annually to non-public schools.

Weekly Letter: Astrology and Horoscope in Jewish Life

In this weeks letter, The Rebbe addresses the question of astrology and horoscope in Jewish life. Seeing as the culture of Mitzrayim was steeped in the ways of astrology, horoscope, stargazing and the like, we need clarity on the Jewish outlook regarding these. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.