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8:00pm: Purim Applied to Our Lives Today

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 154, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Purim Applied to Our Lives Today; Is Mocking Misnagdim Appropriate? What Can I Do About My Discouraging Relapses? How to Deal with Parents Who Have Left the Fold? What Role Do Apocryphal Texts Play in Judaism?

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Movement Aimed at Eliminating Purim Intoxication Results in Mass Dehydration

Purim 2017: Health officials believe that they have finally made some headway in a mystery that plagued the department for years. Each year on Purim, the department documents numerous cases of unexplained severe dehydration in members of the Jewish community. None of the victims reported that they were fasting at the time, nor did they any have alcohol in their systems – both of which are common factors in dehydration.

Crown Heights Landlords to Lower Rents

Purim 2017: Responding to the outcry of community members regarding the skyrocketing rents in the community, the Crown Heights Landlords Association has agreed to reduce the monthly rent for all Crown Heights apartments, effective immediately. The move affects apartments in apartment buildings as well as private homes.

Trump Nominates Rabbi Shea Hecht as Education Secretary

PURIM 2017: In an apparent yield to the widespread criticism of his pick for Secretary of Education, President Donald Trump has announced that he will ask Betsy DeVos for her resignation and will nominate Rabbi Shea Hecht to replace her. DeVos, who has been criticized by both parties as having no prior experience in public education, won the nomination only after Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

Video: A Quest for Oiz, Part 4

This video is the fourth episode in the Quest for Oiz series. Produced by Tzivos Hashem and filmed in Crown Heights, the videos follow the quest of a young school boy as he searches for ‘oiz’ – power – and learns an important lesson on how it’s achieved, while collecting cards of the mightiest armies in the world.