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Story: What I Learned from My Famous Relative

Lieba Rudolph, a well-known writer and longtime member of the Chabad community in Pittsburgh, wrote the following inspiring story of Hashgacha Protis on her personal blog, Pondering Jew, describing a chance encounter she had with a relative of hers, celebrity actress Maya Rudolph, at a car wash in Los Angeles.

Music Video: Dovid Hamelech

Chasidic recording artist Eli Marcus has released the first music video from his new album Dovid Hamelech. The video, set to the title track, takes a fresh and exciting look into a “day in the life” of the artist. Composed by legendary composer Yossi Green, the music video was directed by Chaim Hershkowitz and filmed by CJ Studios.

Thief Breaks into Home, Steals Clothes

A burglar climbed through the window of an apartment on President St. between Nostrand and Rogers Ave. on Wednesday, July 15th. Bizarrely, the criminal changed into new clothes he found in the room, and left his old change of clothes on the floor. Other than a phone charger, nothing else was stolen from the apartment.

8:00pm: Final Hours of Tisha B’Av: The Birth of Healing in the Throes of the Abyss; Power of Positive Attitude; A Shliach’s Frustration

When the flames rose to their highest, Moshiach was born. This is how the closing hours of Tisha B’Av are described. Ostensibly, the 9th of Av is the darkest day of the year. Chassidus however uncovers the soul of this day, revealing its enormous energy and how it contains the seeds to be the brightest day of the year. To better understand this powerful idea and tap into the final potent moments of Tisha B’Av, tune in this Sunday at 8-9pm EST to the live broadcast of MyLife Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson. Discover how the paradox of the 9th of Av – and its aftermath – offers us the original and ultimate healing system; a 1947 year old time-tested system that teaches us how to grow through loss, build after destruction, and thrive despite any wound or trauma.

Where Will ‘Roving Rabbis’ Observe Tisha B’Av? Just About Everywhere

The summertime travels of “Roving Rabbis”—young Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students and newly minted rabbis who visit isolated Jews and small Jewish communities all over the globe—are filled with exciting, hectic days and nights in which they share the joys of Judaism with others. But on Tisha B’Av, they have a unique opportunity for a relatively quiet day of reflection, in which they can learn more about the local Jewish community and deepen their times with them.