Laws and Customs: Tishah B’Av

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of Tishah B’Av for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community. Please note: All times listed are for Melbourne […]

Advanced Halacha Course Partnership with BML

Is LED lighting allowed on Shabbos? When may one do an autopsy? Are Jewish-owned mortgages Ribbis? Will the miracles of stem-cell-based medicine be accessible according to Torah? Rabbi Faitel Levin has teamed up with Beis HaMedrash L’Shluchim – Merkos #302 to host his acclaimed post-semicha learning for the modern world: the Beis Medrash for Advanced Contemporary Halacha.

8:00pm: Do the Rebbe’s Sichos About Television Also Apply to the Unfiltered Internet?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 221, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Do I Need to Say the Entire Kinus on Tisha B’Av When I Don’t Understand It? What Can a Person Do When His Dignity Was Broken in Childhood? Is Trauma a Cause for People Becoming Baalei Teshuva? How to Be a Good Parent? Do the Rebbe’s Sichos About Television Also Apply to the Unfiltered Internet? Chassidus Applied to the Nine Days, 5 Av and Shabbos Chazon; Explain the Berditchever Rebbe’s Teaching That We Are All Shown the Third Temple on Shabbos Chazon.

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Weekly Story: Looking Forward (1 of 2)

Being that the numerous shluchim and shluchos on campus are preparing for the upcoming year, I am posting an additional horaah (guidance) that the Rebbe gave Malka, which is pertinent for every Jew who goes to college or is moving out to live on his or her own to be conscious of.

Developing Our Destiny: Be a Redeemer

A new video series on the topic of Moshiach, titled Developing Our Destiny, designed for sharing on social media was released today. Launched during this time of Bein HaMeitzarim, during which the Rebbe urged us to study and strengthen our efforts to merit the Geulah and the building of the third Beis Hamikdash.

8:00pm: Must Moshiach Come Before the 7th Millennium?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 220, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Is It an Absolute That Moshiach Must Come in the Next 221 Years Before the 7th Millennium? What Are Reasons Why One Would “Go off the Derech” and How Can We Be a Positive Influence? Do We Celebrate Our English Birthdays? What’s Our Role and Goal with Summer Camp? What Does the Rebbe Say About Climate Change and Environmentalism?

Weekly Story: If Necessary, I will Do It Myself

Yisroel related, “It was nine years ago, (in Tishrei of 5769/2008) when I was greeted by a member of the Chabad community, and he offered to help me do a mitzvah. I was touched by his concern for another Jew and his warmth and understanding, and in a short time I became a regular at the Chabad Shul.