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‘Ordinary Woman’ Becomes Heroine to Soviet Refugees

The Rebbe’s call to reach out to every Jew and help them with both their spiritual and material needs has energized his chassidim.  Very often, ordinary chassidim reached beyond what they thought possible to find the means to fulfill this ideal.  Every chossid is a shliach, even if he does not bear the official title. One person who stands out in this area is Mrs. Reitza Kosofsky, founder of F.R.E.E. in Chicago.

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8:00pm: How Does the Torah Truly View Women?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 146, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How Does the Torah Truly View Women? Is “Tracht Gut Vet Zein Gut” the Answer to Every Hardship? What’s Wrong with Whistling? At What Point is it Okay to Quit My Job? Is the Choice to Vaccinate Children a Personal Decision?

Weekly Letter: Arichas Yomim V’shonim Tovos

This week, as we read about Yaakov’s final blessings to his children in Parshas Vayechi, we present a letter from the Rebbe on the meaning of the blessing we give for Arichas Yomim V’shonim Tovos. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

8:00pm: What Connection Is There Between Asara B’Teves and Hei Teves?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 145, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Connection Is There Between Asara B’Teves and Hei Teves? Does Loving Every Jew Unconditionally Create a Laxity of Standards? How Can a Materialistic Person Change?

Weekly Thought: Yehudah Goes Ahead. Why?

Why did Yaakov pick Yehudah to go ahead of him to Egypt? Are there still any “Yehudahs” who are sent ahead, these days? Who is suitable to be a “Yehudah” in our times? Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitzky, Shliach to Doral, FL, shares his thoughts on this week’s Parsha – Vayigash.

Here’s My Story: Fighting for Israel

Mr. Gedalya Schreiber has served as the director general of the Religious Affairs Ministry and the director general of the Chief Rabbinate in Israel. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Jerusalem, in July of 2011.