8:00pm: Is the Expression “Fake News” Being Overused?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 199, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Newly Uncovered Yechidus About the Importance of Applying Chassidus; Tips for Writing a Winning Mylife: Chassidus Applied Essay; Is the Expression “Fake News” Being Overused? How Much Honor Do We Owe Our Parents, Especially an Overbearing One? Is It Better to Daven in a Non-Chabad Shul Where the Davening Is Less Rushed?

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Weekly Story: Keep Moving Forward

Today, we are beginning the 68th year of the Rebbe’s nesius (leadership).  Sixty-eight is the numerical value of the word Chaim (life). So while every year the farbrengen in honor of Yud Shevat, is a momentous occasion, this year it is especially so, we have to bring life and vitality into our connection to the Rebbe.

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8:00pm: What Is the Jewish Perspective on Astrology?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 198, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Yud Shevat – 68 (חיים) Years; What Is the Jewish Perspective on Astrology? How Can I Explain the Value of Shabbos to My Friend Who Doesn’t Keep It? Is the Rebbe Perfect?

Weekly Story: Keep On Knocking

A young couple was blessed with a child, but their happiness and joy dissipated almost immediately, as the doctors informed them that their child has some extremely serious health issues, which although are not terminal, they are incurable.

8:00pm: Is Anxiety and Depression a Spiritual Malady?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 197, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How Can We Be Expected to Love Every Person? How Do We Justify the Conflicts Between Chassidim and Misnagdim with Ahavas Yisroel? What Can I Do About My Being a Perfectionist? How to Deal with an Irritable Wife? Is Anxiety and Depression a Spiritual Malady?

Weekly Story: Changing the Perspective

In a farbrengen with some friends, the topic of how two people can be doing the exact same action, but being that their perspective is different, everything about it is completely different.  This act of a person changing their perspective is perhaps one of the initial levels of ishapcha, turning something around and utilizing it for holiness. 

Taylor Talks: Do Pets Go to Heaven?

Well it depends what you mean by heaven.The Talmud and the early sages teach that God does not deprive any creature of any rewards do to it. Animal reward is different from human reward because humans have free choice—meaning they can make moral decisions, and are therefore more worthy of actual reward or punishment. At the same time, every creature is created with a purpose, and that entity’s spirit can be uplifted to the heavenly realms. Rabbi Pinchas Taylor concisely lays out the role of animals in this short video.

8:00pm: Announcing the 4th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 196, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Announcement: 4th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest; Is It Healthy to Suppress Emotions? Does Evil Exist or Is It Only the Absence of Good? Ahavas Yisroel: How Can We Be Expected to Love Every Person? How to Deal with a Rebellious Child? The Rubashkin Phenomenon Continued; Suggestions to R’ Jacobson