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Wednesday, 17 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 22, 2019

    10 Rabbis Review MyLife Essays

    Essays on Chassidus for a grand prize of $10,000 are being reviewed by a panel of 10 rabbis for the Meaningful Life Center. Full Story

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    Great panel!
    Guest
    Great panel!

    Looking forward to reading the winning essay this year.

    Why no women ?
    Guest
    Why no women ?

    If females can submit essays, why can’t females judge?

    To #1
    Guest
    To #1

    Maybe they should have a separate division for women to compete.

    Yes i agree with #1
    Guest
    Yes i agree with #1

    But u have to understand we still are a patriarchal society

    To #4
    Guest
    To #4

    And maybe it has nothing to do with being “patriarchal.” Maybe it’s just a matter of tznius. Kol kvuda bas melech penima. Maybe My Life organization is trying to be sensitive to these standards that are really quite the norm in most of the frum world. I think we sometimes forget that there is still a difference between men and women. Women don’t have to be front and center with the spotlight on them in order to accomplish things.

    Why no women on the panel?
    Guest
    Why no women on the panel?

    This is a wonderful initiative. I’m just wondering why there are only men on the panel of judges? There will be women submitting essays, too–so why is this a solidly male group of judges?

    Please consider adding women to the board, if not for this year then for the next.

    Keep up the amazing work–this is an amazing program that helps people discover for themselves how chassidism remains fresh and relevant in the 21st century.

    Yasher koach to Rabbi Jacobson and MLC!
    Guest
    Yasher koach to Rabbi Jacobson and MLC!

    This contest is an amazing initiative, which is spreading Chassidus worldwide. Kol hakavod to Rabbi Jacobson and all of the organizers and judges.

    Really?
    Guest
    Really?

    “Women don’t have to be front and center with the spotlight on them in order to accomplish things.”

    How is judging a contest by reading essays untzniyus?

    To #5
    Guest
    To #5

    Horrible to say such a thing. Do you believe that women should be seen and not heard? Because that is what you’re implying. You can continue to deny the patriarchal nature of Lubavitch society, but it is a fact. If you take your head out of the safe cocoon of “the Chabad system is always right” for a minute, you might be jolted out of your unrealistic perception of what is normal for women in the 21st century. This is not equal to being immodest. This is doing something intelligent and good. How exactly you managed to bring tznius into… Read more »

    I agree with no. #5
    Guest
    I agree with no. #5

    This has nothing to do with tznius,

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