Why do we love Nostalgia so much? Nostalgia is a sentimental affection for the past, a longing for a period or place with happy associations. So why do we love it? We’re wired to forget the intensity of past life-challenges and hardships, and yet we tend to remember the good stuff.
A Chabad emissary in Australia for nearly fifty years, Rabbi Avrohom Glick served as principal of Yeshivah College of Melbourne from 1986 to 2007. Presently he teaches Chasidut in Yeshivah Gedolah, Ohel Chana and Cheder Levi Yitzchok. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Melbourne in July of 2016.
The Gemara tells us that two of the main reasons the batei mikdash were destroyed were senseless hatred and not enough rebuking. How does that make sense? They seem to be opposites; and if not enough rebuking caused the beis hamikdash to be destroyed, does that mean we should start rebuking more to help it be rebuilt?
JEM presents a special playlist of videos connected to Tisha B’Av. As we mourn the the destruction of the Batei Mikdash, we pray for this day to be transformed into a joyous one with the arrival of Moshiach speedily.
JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week’s video for Tisha B’Av is titled: A Tale of Wail.
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.
The secret of our continued survival is to invest in the future. Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz looks to our children for our future continuity. We are running a race against time and diminishing numbers and we need schools and enhanced education to keep up.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Vaeschanan. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How great is the power of Torah?
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 173, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Tisha B’Av; What Should We Make of the Recent Strife in Israel? When is it Okay to Deem a Task Impossible? How Does Inspiring Others Not Compromise My Own Personal Avodah? What Can We Do About the Declining Standards at Weddings? How to Improve One’s Memory.
“Seeing their guns and bayonets, we realized we are doomed, and thought that if we make one move they will shoot us on the spot. After all, that was Stalin’s guideline, shoot any person that tries to leave the USSR. Being that they didn’t shoot, we thought they will interrogate us in Russian, and we will respond in a very broken Russian that we are Polish citizens and maybe they will let us go.”
In this hilarious video, Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, director of Chabad of Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, shares the basics of the Kosher diet.
This week marks forty years since Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s historic visit to the Rebbe. Four decades have passed since the meeting, but the truth and wisdom found in the words of the Rebbe are as pertinent now as they have ever been.
Mr. David Mayer lives with his family in Los Angeles, California, where he worked as an executive in the toy industry for over three decades. He was interviewed in the My Encounter studio in January of 2016.
Chabad.org is once again proud to partner with the NCFJE, which has been broadcasting live siyumim on the radio for over thirty years, to bring you live broadcasts of daily siyumim for the nine days.
JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week’s video for Shabbos Chazon is titled: A Child and a Suit.
When we’re working on something and it doesn’t work out, sometimes we not only think to ourselves, “I failed this time,” we think, “I’m a failure.” Rabbi Pinchas Taylor reminds us that we sometimes tend to see successful people in their final state. We forget that the most accomplished people in history, also had their own share of failures and bumps along the way.
How to catch an anti-Semite? Who would have thought this would be a question we would need to ask in modern-day America? Yet, in this fascinating and highly entertaining talk by Rabbi David Nesenoff, given at JLI’s National Jewish Retreat, we learn that Anti-Semitism does still exist, even in unlikely places.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Devarim. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: Why is it important to meditate?
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 172, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What is the Significance of the Nine Days Today? Is Machlokes an Inevitable Part of Golus? Am I Too Sensitive? Having Children at an Advanced Age; Can a Person Control His Ratzon or Does It Control Him?
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the Nine Days for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
The king replied, “Being that you don’t want to choose, I will choose for you,” and he instructed a servant to fill up a bag with precious gems. The man gratefully accepted it and then was escorted home.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of the Rebbe saying Lchaim at a Farbrengen, circa 1977.