The Chai Times // Solve the (Cyber) Puzzle

Jan 26, 2024 10:44 pm



Think of your world as a massive jigsaw puzzle in 3 dimensions plus time. Every object and event that enters your world is meant to fit together neatly with all the others.


And yet they seem just a heap of discordant fragments.


Here is the trick to reassembling the broken pieces:


Start by finding your own purpose. Then move headstrong towards it. Once you find purpose, all that's needed for that purpose will find you. And those things already attached to you will find their place as well.


Suddenly, where once noise and chaos tore you in a thousand directions, there plays a magnificent symphony.


- Rebbe, as adapted by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman for

Wishing you an uplifting Shabbat,

Rabbi Mendy & Mussy

p.s. As always, we would love to chat with you over coffee or drinks, about Judaism, or just life - reply to this email.


Of Interest

Listen: A song from Vitebsk - a deeply powerful Chabad Chasidic Niggun.

Photographer Marc Asinin chronicles the humanity of the down-and-out.

How the Rebbe and Chabad prison chaplains influenced a photojournalist

Photo of the Week:

We brought in a group of Yeshiva bochurim to farbreng for the crew of YJP. (If you don't understand what this means don't worry just google each word)

Ben Levin gave them an opportunity to hype the High Energy in the High Energy Cybertruck




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Weekly Shabbat Services:

  • Shabbat morning services 10:20 am
  • Torah discussion and reading 11:00 am (sharp)
  • Followed by Kiddush and Cholent

2/7 to 2/28: CYP Academy The Dilemma


CYP Academy - the Dilemma, 4 classes taking real-life situations and finding the ethical truths of Judaism to solve them

First case: thieves break into a car to steal a laptop, in the process they save the life of a dog forgotten in the back seat. Do they have to pay for the value of the window?

Another: you are at a party at a friend's house and open a soda bottle that has the winning code for 1 mil. Who gets the money, you or your host?

Registration opening next week

Get $200 credit upon completing this course towards one of the upcoming CYP Shabbatons - like the Texas Encounter.

02/02 - First Friday Shabbat Dinner

02/15 - New Moon Circle

03/29 - Texas Shabbaton in Houston for all the Texas YJP

There are CYP Academy credits that will go towards this Shabbaton, speak to me for details.



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