8:00pm: How Can People Frown on Marrying a Ger When It’s Prohibited to Discriminate Against Geirim?

The topics in this week’s 297th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: Is Joy Inherent or Acquired? Why Can’t We Build the Third Temple by Ourselves? What Are the Standards for a Mechitzah According to the Rebbe? How Do We Explain the Laws of Slavery? Why Is Mixing Meat and Milk Prohibited When They Combine Chesed and Gevurah? How Can People Frown on Marrying a Ger When It’s Prohibited to Discriminate Against Geirim? How to Deal With Discrepancies Between Torah and Science? Why Not Study Different Religious Beliefs Before Determining What Is Truth?

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Weekly Story: Honoring Your Host

Being that this past week was Chof-Beis Shevat, the yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin, I am posting a story that I heard by a farbrengen in honor of her yahrzeit. Although it is probably known to some of you, nevertheless it is worthwhile to repeat and hear it again. It can reinforce the messages that we have learned from it.

8:00pm: What Did the Rebbetzin Say to the Rebbe That Convinced Him to Officially Accept the Nesiyus?

The topics in this week’s 296th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: What Role Does the Rebbetzin Play in Our Lives? What Did the Rebbetzin Say to the Rebbe That Convinced Him to Officially Accept the Nesiyus? Did People Notice a Change in the Rebbe After the Rebbetzin Passed Away? Did Anyone Suggest to the Rebbe the Idea of Delegation as Yisro Suggested to Moshe? Why Do We Have a Custom to Eat Buckwheat on Shabbos Shira? What Bracha Did We Make Before Eating Manna in the Desert?

Weekly Story: Reb Yonah Poltava

My brother, Yonah Avtzon A”H was named after our great uncle, Reb Yonah Kahan, known as Reb Yonah Poltava. This weeks story is in his honor, as his yahrzeit is this coming week.

Video of the Day

Some sights need to be seen, others can’t be unseen. This video is a sight to behold as thousands of black hats streamed down an escalator at the Dirshu Siyum Hasahas. The sight looked so out of place that even those who stepped off the escalator just couldn’t help,but look back.

8:00pm: Is Moshiach’s Coming a Process or an Event?

The topics in this week’s 295th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: Is Moshiach’s Coming a Process or an Event? What Is the New Year for Trees? Did Moshe Marry Into a Non-Jewish Family? Yud Shevat Follow-Up; What Is the Story Behind the Rebbe Assuming Leadership on Yud Shevat 5711? What Transpired During That Year? Why Was the Frierdiker Rebbe’s Shtreimel Not Given to the Rebbe? What Is the Manna According to Chassidus?

Weekly Story: One Small Action

As we conclude our mini-series on preparing for Yud Shevat, shnas hasivi’I’m, I decided to scrap what I wrote and share with you a few points that were shared by Rabbi Berel Mochkin of Montreal in a farbrengen Wednesday night.

Laws and Customs: Tu B’Shvat

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of Tu B’Shvat for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.

Weekly Story: Who Cares

As we continue in our preparation to Yud Shevat, Shnas Hashivi’im, I would like share what I said this week in a farbrengen for mesivta bochurim. It is also a response to some of the feedback I received concerning last weeks’ story.

MyLife-Chassidus Applied: How to Address the Recent Suicides?

The topics in this week’s 293rd episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: How to Address the Recent Suicides? Is It Okay for a Tzaddik to Say an Untruth? The Power of Presenting Chassidus in Written or Artistic Form; How to Prepare for the Approaching 70th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Leadership? Was the Rebbe’s Statement That We Are the Last Generation of Galus and the First Generation of Geulah Just a Bracha and a Wish? Why Did G-d Harden Pharoah’s Heart and Then Punish Him?