8:00pm: How Do You Explain Chassidim Violating the Rebbe’s Limit on Drinking?

The topics in this week’s 247th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: How Do You Explain Chassidim Violating the Rebbe’s Limit on Drinking? How Do We Balance Parental Influences with Finding Our Own Path? Why in Our Prayers Is Mention Made Only of Males and Not Females? What Can Be Done to Preserve a Marriage in Which a Spouse Suffers from a Personality Disorder? Do We Have an Obligation to Speak About the Prohibition of Abortion in Our Politically Charged Climate? What Is the Story with The Bible Unauthorized? Follow-Up: Can Anyone Just Print the Rebbe’s Talks and Disseminate His Images? Are there lessons from the Rebbe about the recent bitter cold?

Higher Fares For Taxis as New York City Congestion Pricing Goes Into Effect

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, fares for some New York City taxis and ride shares became more expensive. New York rolled out its first phase of congestion pricing, a controversial new policy that taxes for-hire vehicles in order to fund the city’s mass transit system. For now, Ubers, Lyfts and other car services driving south of 96th Street in Manhattan will see $2.75 surcharge and yellow cabs will cost an extra $2.50.

Kosher Supermarket ‘Seasons’ Relaunching Under New Ownership

Seasons, the kosher supermarket chain that declared bankruptcy last year, has new owners and is reopening one of its closed locations. According to a news release sent Thursday, Seasons is under the ownership of the family of businessman Joseph Bistritzky, CEO of the Maramont Corp., a food services company.