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8:00pm: What Would the Rebbe Say About the Recent School Shootings?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 202, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Would the Rebbe Say About the Recent School Shootings? Isn’t the Bar-Mitzvah Maamar Too Difficult for Our Children? Can We Understand G-d? How to Be an Emotionally Warm Person? Is it Appropriate to Read Secular Self-Help Books? Why Do We Assume That G-d Is Absolute Goodness?

South Africa’s New President Receives a Rabbi’s Blessing

Twenty-eight years ago, Cyril Ramaphosa stood outside Cape Town’s city hall, holding a microphone for Nelson Mandela, who had just been released from prison. This week, days before he assumed the South African presidency, Ramaphosa stood at the very same spot, celebrating 100 years since his mentor’s birth, and received the blessings of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Asher Deren, chairman of the Rabbinical Association of the Western Cape.

Weekly Letter: The Meticulousness of the Mishkan in our Lives

In this weeks letter, the Rebbe mentions the gist of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s talk regarding the construction of the mishkan and our meticulous erecting and dismantling of it during the years of wandering in the desert, and its relevance to us in our lives today. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.