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8:00pm: What Would the Rebbe Say About the Recent School Shootings?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 202, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Would the Rebbe Say About the Recent School Shootings? Isn’t the Bar-Mitzvah Maamar Too Difficult for Our Children? Can We Understand G-d? How to Be an Emotionally Warm Person? Is it Appropriate to Read Secular Self-Help Books? Why Do We Assume That G-d Is Absolute Goodness?

8:00pm: Does a Survivor Need to Show Respect to an Abusive Parent?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 201, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Does a Survivor Need to Show Respect to an Abusive Parent? How Can a Survivor Avoid Seeing Judaism as Horrific When the Abuse Came from a Jewish Role Model? Why Does a Divorced Woman Have to Cover Her Hair? What Is the Spiritual Meaning of Colors? Is It Inappropriate for a Bochur to Earn Parnossa Before Marriage? If the Hidden Good Is Greater Than the Revealed Good, Why Do We Wish Each Other Revealed Good?

Weekly Story: The Power of Chitas

In 1954, Rabbi Leib Friedman was invited to the wedding of Rav Chaim Chaikel’s youngest child. The wedding was well attended, as Rav Chaim was the Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivas Chayei Olam in Yerushalayim, and the multitudes of his students of many decades came to participate in his happiness. However, the happiness was bitter sweet, as their beloved Rosh Hayeshiva who had difficulties in walking for many years, had now lost all movement and sensation in his feet, and he was brought to the wedding in his special “hospital” bed.

8:00pm: How Do We Determine the Validity of a Torah Teacher?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 200, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Chof Beis Shevat: 30th Yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka; How Do We Determine the Validity of a Torah Teacher? Why Did G-d Create the World for His Pleasure at Our Expense? How Can We Get Men to Be More Refined? Why Don’t We Daven the Way Chassidus Expects of Us? Does the Inanimate World “Feel” Things?

Something Jewish: Describe A Person Properly

Since this upcoming Wednesday is Chof-Beis (the 22nd) of Shevat, the Yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, I chose to relate the following vignette/snippet of her life, with the hope that we will learn from it. As the Rebbe continuously said after her petirah, Vihachai yieten el libo – and the living shall take to heart.