8:00pm: Female Judges in the Essay Contest

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 103, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Female Judges in the Essay Contest; Self-Esteem; Lying; Criticizing Children Constructively; Reward and Punishment; Pleasure from Other’s Misfortunes.

Video: Happiness Is a Choice

The month of Adar is characterized with the spirit of joy, as the Talmud relates that “when Adar comes we increase in happiness.” Rabbi Yitzchak Shochet, Rabbi of London’s Mill Hill Synagogue, shares insight into how happiness is ultimately a choice, and when one chooses to be happy, all obstacles and challenges can be overcome.

Oldest Torah Proves Alter Rebbe Correct

The world’s oldest known complete Sefer Torah, which was discovered about six months ago, confirms that the Alter Rebbe was correct regarding the spelling of the words ‘Petzua Daka’ – ending ‘daka’ with an Aleph rather than a Hey.

Tradition and Trendiness Coexist in Gentrifying Montreal Neighborhood

On the northwestern slope of the iconic mountain that gave Montreal its name, the Borough of Outremont is a mix of stately but crumbling townhouses, converted warehouses, sleek luxury condo buildings, rambling mansions, and bars and boutiques common to an up-and-coming urban community.