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Laws and Customs: Elul

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the month of Elul (up to but not including the period of Selichos) for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.

8:00pm: How to Explain Death to Children

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 176, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How to Explain Death to Children; My Son-in-Law Doesn’t Daven; Learning Zohar; Reinstating the Observance of Tu B’Av and the Dancing Maidens; What Does it Mean that Moshiach has to Come ‘Below 10 Tefachim’?

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Here’s My Story: A Holistic Approach

Professor Chaim Doron served as Director General of Kupat Holim Clalit from 1976 to 1988. A professor of Community Health at the University of Tel-Aviv, he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project at his home in Ramat- Gan, Israel, in December of 2012.

Video: Know Your Life Purpose in 3 Minutes

No two people have the same fingerprints, and no two people have the same life mission. Finding your path in life can be a challenge. While it’s clear that humanity has a purpose, sometimes figuring out our unique purpose can seem daunting. In earlier generations, one might consult the local prophet to look over his soul and give direction. Being that this isn’t an option today, how do we go about figuring out the what our unique purpose is? Rabbi Pinchas Taylor lays out 5 tips which the sages discuss in order to help make that determination.

Remembering the Summer of 1956

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, a personal secretary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, recalls the eventful summer of 1956, following a tragic terror attack on the recently-founded village of Kfar Chabad that claimed the lives of five young students and their teacher.

8:00pm: Preparing for the Approaching Month of Elul

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 175, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How Should We Prepare for the Approaching Month of Elul? What Can We Do When Conflicts Between Communities and Rabbis Arise? How Much Should Jews Integrate with the World at Large? If the Rebbe is the Nasi Hador, Why Doesn’t the Larger Jewish World Recognize That?

Video: ‘And Whom Are You Named After?’

Chof Ov, which is this coming Shabbos, is the Rebbe’s father’s Yortzait. The Rebbe expressed a personal request that on this day we reflect on his father and his Torah. Rabbi  Levi Yitzchok Garelik shares this video of personal accounts he had regarding the Rebbe’s parents and a glimpse into Reb Levi Yitzchok’s Torah.