8:00pm: What Attitude Should One Have to Conservative and Reform Judaism?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 235, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Attitude Should One Have to Conservative and Reform Judaism? What Is the Rebbe’s Opinion About Creating an Endowment? Homosexuality: How Can It Be Prohibited If It Is Innate? Why Does Judaism Reject the Messiah That Other Religions Have Embraced?

For The Love of Learning

Aharon Hersh Fried, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Yeshiva University, tackled some difficult questions about education in a recent article. Why are some demographics of people more likely to outperform in the STEM subjects? Would we actually be doing a favor to our children by teaching in a “Western” manner?

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Pittsburgh Mezuzah Campaign

In the spirit of unity and Jewish pride so prevalent in the city—and honoring the 11 men and women, most of them elderly grandparents, whose lives were so brutally ended by a murderer who proclaimed, “All Jews must die”—the rabbis, rebbetzins and staff of Chabad-Lubavitch of Pittsburgh have launched a campaign calling for 1,100 mezuzot to be affixed in the Pittsburgh region.

Chabad Community Leaders in Pittsburgh React to Synagogue Tragedy

As Shabbat ended, Chabad centers around Pittsburgh began to react to the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, this morning. Eleven people are said to have been killed, and six injured. The synagogue is in Squirrel Hill, a neighborhood with a large Jewish population and many synagogues and Jewish schools.

11 Dead in Anti-Semitic Attack on Pittsburgh Synagogue

Eleven people have been killed in a murderous rampage inside the Tree Of Life – Or L’Simcha synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The gunman reportedly shouted “all Jews must die” during the 20 minute long rampage and siege. (UPDATE) President Trump has proclaimed the lowering of the flag to half staff for the victims.

Measles Outbreak in the Frum Community

Following an exciting holiday season with lots of traveling around the world, a virus has made its way back into the United States, and into the frum community in particular. Six cases of the measles have been reported in Williamsburg, hospitalizing at least one, and 11 cases have been confirmed in Rockland County. 

Torah Treasure Presents “Parsha Time”

A new fun sing along DVD that makes learning the Parsha a joy for kids and parents alike! When deciding what content to create next, Producer Chaim Hershkowitz knew that it would have to be about the Parshios. “I knew it was time to create something that was new, fresh and upbeat.” With that goal, Chaim’s first choice was Chanaleh Fellig-Harrel; who has written songs for him in the past. He asked her to come up with new songs for each Parsha.

Circumcision Ban in Denmark Fails for Now

The latest public campaign to ban circumcision in Denmark fell apart earlier this month after the nation’s ruling party stated its qualified opposition to the measure. Yet, Jews in Denmark—as well as in many other nations in Europe and around the world—are continuing to face high hurdles to maintain the legality of the 4,000-year-old religious practice that is a cornerstone of Judaism.