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Laws and Customs: Elul

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the month of Elul (up to but not including the period of Selichos) for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.

8:00pm: How to Explain Death to Children

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 176, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How to Explain Death to Children; My Son-in-Law Doesn’t Daven; Learning Zohar; Reinstating the Observance of Tu B’Av and the Dancing Maidens; What Does it Mean that Moshiach has to Come ‘Below 10 Tefachim’?

The Great American Jewclipse

Hotels near Madras, Oregon have been booked out for three years. Columbia, South Carolina is welcoming over one million visitors to a town of 800,000. Up to 7.4 million people will be travelling to a 70-mile wide swath of land that stretches across 14 states. As visitors flock to the path of totality, Chabad is there to assist them.

Weekly Letter: A Healthy Diet

This week we read in Parshas Re’eh the laws of a kosher food. The importance of a proper diet for the general state of health and emotional life is well known and established. How much more so, says the Rebbe,  the dietary laws given by the Creator, Essence of Perfection – for our physical, mental and spiritual health. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.