The third MyLife: Essay Contest invited people of all ages from around the world to submit an original essay applying a concept or idea in Chassidus to solve a contemporary life issue or challenge.
By Stephanie Blitshtein, Plano, TX
Everyone is on a quest; the search to find out why exactly they inhabit this Earth and what they are meant to accomplish here. Where does the longing for purpose come from? And how can we pinpoint our unique calling?
By Alexander Zaloum, Clarksville, MD
Most of us feel a need to be outstanding in some way. This essay sets out to explain that if we live with a Chassidic understanding of the mitzvah “Love our fellow as we love ourselves,” then our envy for one another will dissipate naturally.