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Video: Fill Up With Positivity

What can we learn from the different way the Allied powers responded to Germany following its defeat in World War I vs. World War II? In this first edition of a new weekly video series, Rabbi Pinchas Taylor, Shliach in Plantation, FL, explains in a concise way how negativity within cannot gain strength when we are filled with a positive attitude.

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Video: The State of Religious Liberty in the U.S.

From the proposed 2011 circumcision ban in San Francisco to clashes between religion and advocates for same-gender marriage, recent legal developments have raised serious questions about how U.S. law will continue to protect religious custom, law, and practice. As a result, the Jewish community now must consider the trajectory of religious liberty in the United States—and how the constitutional protections afforded religion will meet its communal aspirations.

8:00pm: Should Young Boys Be Going to the Mikvah?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 165, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Should We Allow Our Young Boys to Go to the Mikveh? What Does Chassidus Say About Self-Affliction? How Should Families Deal with a Relative Who Intermarried? Is it Healthy for Parents to Need Validation from Children?

Weekly Thought: Jews Don’t Fidget

What lesson can be derived from the fact that Parshas Nasso is read right after Shavuos? How does this relate to the modern gadgets available on the market now? Are Jews better off with all the time-occupying routines we have? Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitzky, Shliach to Doral, FL, shares his thoughts on this week’s Parsha – Nasso.

Video: One Day, Three Speeches

JLI’s newest course, Survival of a Nation, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the miraculous Israeli victory in the Six-Day War. As part of the course, JLI created a video, “One Day, Three Speeches,” that tells the story of the Rebbe’s prophetic assurances of victory on the eve of the war.

Video: Is the Entire Torah an Analogy?

We know that we celebrate the giving of the Torah on Shavuos, and that chassidus teaches us to truly cherish the value of Torah. But why? Is it fair to say that the entire Torah is an analogy?  Rabbi Yisroel Glick answers these questions in this clear, concise, and engaging video that’s only 2 minutes long.

8:00pm: Difference Between Sadness and Emptiness?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 164, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Shavuos; If our Forefathers Kept the Torah, What Was the Purpose of Mattan Torah? What is the Torah View on the US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem? Is There a Difference Between Sadness and Emptiness?

Weekly Story: Irrefutable Proof that Torah Is from G-d

One of the students’ non-religious Jewish professors came along to the Yechidus, and evidently he wasn’t too happy when he noticed that some or many of the students were taking the Rebbe’s words to heart, and were resolving to strengthen their commitment to Torah and mitzvos. So when the Rebbe said he is open to hear and answer anyone’s question, the professor himself decided to ask what he thought would be a knockout question.

Here’s My Story: A Soldier’s Wife

Mrs. Zlata (Freiman) Hertzel is the principal of the Chabad Girls School in Nazereth Illit, in 1996 her husband, Meir, passed away. She was remarried to Rabbi Yeshayau Hertzel, the Chief Rabbi of Nazaereth Illit, where she was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in May of 2015.