8:00pm: Is Shlichus the Only Option?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 207, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Announcing the Winners of This Year’s MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest! Yud Aleph Nissan, Yud Gimmel Nissan and Pesach; What Is the Connection Between the Rebbe as Leader of the 7th Generation and Malchus? What Does the Rebbe Want and Expect of Us? Is Shlichus the Only Option? Why Doesn’t Chabad Sing or Say the Piyutim like Chad Gadya? Why Is Golus Mitzrayim Not Include in the Four Goliyot (Exiles)?

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Weekly Story: This Is Who I Am

As Yud Aleph Nissan is this week, I decided to share with you an email which I received from Eli Duban, one of my former students, who is in his mid twenties and lives in Issaquah, Washington, on the west coast. He is a licensed life insurance agent, however, as we will see that no matter what our parnassa (livelihood) might be, in essence we all are chassidim eager to do the Rebbe’s bidding, and the reason we live out there is to spread the light of Torah and Mitzvos.

Did You Say the ‘Nasi’ Today? (Vav Nissan)

From the Safer Haminhagim: Every day from Rosh Chodesh Nissan until the twelfth of the month, one reads the passage that describes the offering brought on that day by a particular Nasi, or tribal prince, for the dedication of the altar of the Mishkan. Yehi Ratzon in the Extended Article.

Did You Say the ‘Nasi’ Today? (Hey Nissan)

From the Safer Haminhagim: Every day from Rosh Chodesh Nissan until the twelfth of the month, one reads the passage that describes the offering brought on that day by a particular Nasi, or tribal prince, for the dedication of the altar of the Mishkan. Yehi Ratzon in the Extended Article.

Weekly Story: Beyond the Letter of the Law

The custom is that the kallah presents her chosson with a tallis. When we don the tallis we recite four passages from Tehillim (Psalms) chapter 36, and the final passage is; “Bestow Your kindness upon those who know You, and [bring out] Your righteousness to those with an upright heart.”