Weekly Story: From Mourning to Rejoicing

Being that I am still in midst of Shiva for my sister Chaya Rivkah bas HaRav Meir, I wasn’t going to write something new, so therefore this week was going to be blank. Then as many people contacted the family because of last week’s story, I decided to post a story from my collection of my father’s stories.

Shazak Parsha Post – Parshas Shemini

TEMPLE TRAGEDY!, Expert Educator Demonstrates Kosher, Alert: Pig Prankster on the Loose, and ads. Shazak has released a special edition of their weekly Parsha Post for Parshas Shemini and has made it available for all here on CrownHeights.info.

Weekly Dvar Torah: Se’udat Mashiach

In his weekly letter, Rabbi Zalmen Wishedski discusses the Seudas Moshiach we hold to conclude Yom Tov, and how it is merely a ray of the future so that we do not become complacent with our present situation.

Video of the Day

Birkat Kohanim on Chol Hamoed Pesach at the Kotel is an incredible event, with people usually packing the entire plaza and spilling into the surrounding area. This year, while still a massive event, the number of people allowed in was limited.

Laws and Customs: Nissan and Pesach

Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of the month of Nissan and the Yomtov of Pesach for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.

8:00pm: When Did the Custom Begin to Compose a New Song in Honor of Yud Alef Nissan, and How Were the Songs Chosen?

The topics in this week’s 349th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: How Do We Celebrate Yud Alef Nissan? When Did the Custom Begin to Compose a New Song in Honor of Yud Alef Nissan, and How Were the Songs Chosen? What Is the One Thing That Will Lead Us to the Geulah? What Are Some Practical Examples of How We Can Experience Pesach Transcendence in Our Daily Lives? Did 80% of the Jews Die in Egypt? And How Will It Be in the Coming Redemption? If Jews Are Inherently Good How Do You Explain Those That Were Architects of Stalin’s Gulags, Kapos or Part of the Yevsektziya?