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8:00pm: 28 Nissan – 26 Years Later, What Should We Be Doing?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 159, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Pesach; How Should We Communicate with the Emotionally Immature? Are Dreams Significant? How Can We Excite Children About Mashiach without Disappointing Them? How Much is Too Much in Assuming New Restrictions Upon Oneself? Do We Have Double Standards When Dealing with Non-Orthodox Denominations?

Weekly Story: The Rebbe Put a Stop to the Bullying

As any parent would do, the mother immediately called the Yeshiva, spoke to the teacher, the principal and to whomever she was able to contact, and pleaded with them that they bring an end to her son’s suffering. Although the other boys were spoken to, admonished and some penalized, the relentless bullying continued.

Here’s My Story: Safe Skies

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Shine is a law professor who lectures at Shaarei Mishpat Academic Center and Netanya College. He is also a columnist for the Israel HaYom Newspaper. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Ra’anana, Israel, in January of 2014.

‘And It Was in the Middle of the Night..’

Beginning in 1951, just a few months after he accepted the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch, the Rebbe would Farbreng for his Chasidim on the second night of Pesach after finishing his Seder, usually until around 4:00am. Rabbi Michoel Seligson was privileged to be present at many of these unique Farbrengens, and shares his fascinating recollections with our readers.

8:00pm: How Important Are Minhagim?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 158, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Pesach; How Important are Minhagim? Do Alcoholics Belong at the Seder? Should Spouses Be Impassive to Each Other in Public? What is the Cornerstone of a Jewish Education?

Video: The Odd Seder Invitation

Torah Cafe presents two inspiring videos for the upcoming holiday of Pesach. In the first, former Chief Rabbi of Britain Lord Jonathan Sacks gives a eye opening explanation for the opening invitation to the Seder. In the second, Rabbi Aryeh Weinstein, director of the Jewish Learning Academy at Lubavitch of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, answers the question: Do we need “freedom to do” or “freedom to be”?

Weekly Story: You Were Not Abandoned, Part 2

One year, around ten years after the passing of Malka’s adopted parents and her immediate decision to move as far away as one can, a rabbi showed up in her village, knocked on her door and asked if she was Jewish. “I was shocked,” says Malka, “as I thought I would never be found; but I answered truthfully, ‘Yes.’ But then I asked him, ‘How do you know?’ He told me that he has a small package containing matza for me from the Rebbe.”