Chassidus Essay Contest Offers $10k Prize

In honor of the Alter Rebbe’s 205th yahrzeit on 24 Teves, the Meaningful Life Center has launched the Fourth Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, awarding $10,000 to the winning essay which applies a concept in Chassidus to solve a contemporary life issue or challenge.

Weekly Letter: Why Tragedies and Suffering?

In a letter to The Rebbe, a person laments the tragedies and suffering – such as the holocaust – that have befallen the Jewish people. The Rebbes response is a lesson on perspectives. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

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.