8:00pm: What Is the Story with the Rebbe’s Brother, R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 210, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Is the Story with the Rebbe’s Brother, R’ Yisroel Aryeh Leib? Why Are Many Women on a Mitzva-Based Walkathon Dressed Not Tzinus’dik? What Resides on the Right Side of the Non-Jews’ Heart? Why Do You Wear a Knitted Yarmulke? Where to Find a Teacher to Help Understand Chassidus?

Weekly Story: The Bear That Davened

Moshe considered himself very fortunate. The local Poritz (squire) had hired him to manage all of his estates. Not only would his personal financial stability improve, but as the manager, he would now be in a position to hire and help many other Jews in the community. They would no longer have to bribe the officials in order to lease an inn or to acquire any other license.

Here’s My Story: The Cincinnati Rebbetzin

When the Rebbe introduced the idea of starting women’s learning classes in 1955, Mrs. Reba Sharfstein, then a newlywed and newly minted Shluchim in Ohio, didn’t consider herself ready to be one of those teachers. Through the urging of another Shliach she launched the first “Women’s Study Group” with just three participants.

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8:00pm: Why Don’t We See Chassidim Being Scrupulous About Making Blessings on Trees?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 209, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Why Don’t We See Chassidim Being Scrupulous About Making Blessings on Trees? Does Negating Secular Education Mean That We Have to Be Ignorant? How Can I Connect Emotionally and Not Just Intellectually? What Is the Jewish Perspective on Chakras and the Third Eye?

Weekly Story: Lchatchilla Ariber – No Limitations

A chossid from Vitebsk once came to the Tzemach Tzedek and poured out his heart to him, unable to contain his anguish. “My only son received an order to present himself in front of the conscription office,” he cried. “The Rebbe knows how difficult it is to receive an exemption from the army draft, particularly this year, as they are even drafting young men who are their parents’ only son (although this used to be an automatic exemption). The problem is all that more acute since, Boruch Hashem, my son is strong and healthy, and the doctors will definitely declare him fit for the army. Rebbe, please save him!!”

Video: Do All that you Can…

27 years ago today, on the 28th of Nissan in 1991 the Rebbe delivered an impassioned talk about Moshiach. The address sparked concern among Chassidim motivating them to throw themselves into fulfilling the Rebbe’s vision of perfecting the world through Torah and Mitzvos with even greater vigor.

Here’s My Story: An Expedited Blessing

Hirschel Pekkar, a silversmith who resides in Crown Heights, relates a number of stories of his encounters with the Rebbe, one in which his wife was rushed to the hospital over Shabbos, and when it ended he was surprised to find a letter from the Rebbe in which he begins “by the time time this letter reaches you, I hope that anyone in need of G-d’s blessing for improved health will have enjoyed such improvement…”

Chabad.org Updates Omer App

Perhaps one of the most difficult mitzvahs to fulfill properly is the counting of the Omer, which requires that each sequential day be counted (after nightfall) without missing a day—from the second night of Passover all the way until the eve of Shavuot. In addition to remembering to count on each of 49 consecutive nights, the counter needs to verbalize that night’s count and the corresponding Kabbalistic formula—all that before daybreak, or at least, before sunset the following evening.

8:00pm: Aren’t We All Shluchim?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 208, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How Do We Correct Wrongs If We Can’t Speak Loshen Hora? Aren’t We All Shluchim? What Lesson Can I Derive from a Negative Seder Experience? What Is the Correct Definition of the Word Bittul? Reviewing My Life 2018 Winning Essays; Chassidus Applied to Isru Chag; Lessons from Parshas Shemini

Weekly Story: All The Way

It was the summer of 5741 (1981) and the director of a few institutions in Eretz Yisroel received a certified letter from the bank that if he does not clear up the debt of one hundred thousand dollars in a months time, the bank will begin proceedings of foreclosure and other legal actions against the institutions.

Here’s My Story: The Ambidextrous Audiologist

As a student in the University of Rochester, Dr. Levi Reiter once confronted Shliach Rabbi Nosson Gurary following a speech. After the encounter he found himself growing closer to Chabad and started putting on Tefillin, a few days later he felt paralized in his left arm and the Rebbes advice left him in a unique position.