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Don’t Pass the Buck
Disc: 173 / Program: 689 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Tishrei, 5721 • October 09, 1960
The Talmud states that when two people lift a load together, they have significantly more than twice the strength of one. This is most certainly the case when the efforts of many are combined. When we all work together, our true abilities are much greater than we can ever imagine. ExpandMore
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Recalling the Rebbe’s 1977 Heart Attack and Miraculous Recovery
Disc: 173 / Program: 689 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 21 Tishrei, 5738 • October 03, 1977
A beautiful video surrounding the story of when the Rebbe suffered a severe heart attack on the night of Shemini Atzeres in 1977.
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Visiting Doctors
Disc: 173 / Program: 689 | Eye to Eye
On the night of Shemini Atzeres in 1977, the Rebbe suffered a severe heart attack. This is a video collage showing the Rebbe in conversation with the doctors who treated him at the time. (Colloge)
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A Life’s Mission
Disc: 173 / Program: 689 | My Encounter
Rabbi Yossi Gordon is a teacher in Yeshiva College in Melbourne Australia, and the director of Chabad of Tasmania. After hearing from the Rebbe about the greatness of serving Jews in remote places, he volunteered to assist in the Rebbe’s efforts to bring Judaism as far as Tasmania. A paper the Rebbe gave him before leaving keeps him inspired until this day.
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The Woman’s Light
Disc: 172 / Program: 688 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Cheshvan, 5735 • November 05, 1974
The Midrash relates the miracles that G-d would perform for Sarah and Rebecca. A beautiful story highlighting the greatness of our matriarchs, it holds a poignant lesson for us today and the special role of a woman to bring G-d’s light into the home.
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Kuntres Eitz Chaim
Disc: 172 / Program: 688 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 20 Cheshvan, 5751 • November 08, 1990
The Rebbe distributes Kuntres Eitz Chaim, a discourse by the Rebbe Rashab.
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Shining Light
Disc: 172 / Program: 688 | Eye to Eye
“It would be good for her to begin lighting candles. Yes, even before her marriage.” (Colloge)
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One Request
Disc: 172 / Program: 688 | My Encounter
In the 1970s, Charles Ramat had a number of audiences with the Rebbe. During one of these meetings, he asked the Rebbe about something he was struggling with.
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Good Times, Bad Times
Disc: 172 / Program: 687 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
The lives and challenges of our forefather Isaac and his grandson Joseph were very different. Isaac lived out his entire life in the Land of Israel amidst physical prosperity. Joseph spent most of his life in Egypt where he was sold into slavery and ultimately became a powerful ruler. ExpandMore
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Nigun Hachana
Disc: 172 / Program: 687 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5743 • January 24, 1983
Chasidim sing the nigunHachana, attributed to the Rebbe Rashab.
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A New Look
Disc: 172 / Program: 687 | Eye to Eye
“You should enjoy your beard as much as I am enjoying it.” (Colloge)
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Peaceful Solution
Disc: 172 / Program: 687 | My Encounter
Kasriel Oliver lives in Melbourne, Australia. In 1975 after becoming acquainted with Lubavitch, he came to spend the summer in 770. While there he had an audience with the Rebbe.
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Praying for Children
Disc: 172 / Program: 686 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5731 • October 06, 1970
The Torah relates the story of how Chana persevered in her prayers and was finally granted a son. But more than just a biblical tale, it’s a lesson for us in our responsibility to the future generations.
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Afternoon Prayers
Disc: 172 / Program: 686 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 7 Cheshvan, 5750 • November 05, 1989
The Rebbe enters the synagogue at 770 for the afternoon Mincha prayer.
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Be a Leader
Disc: 172 / Program: 686 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 25 Av, 5748 • August 08, 1988
“Abraham was called “A father to multitudes.” You cannot suffice with your own Judaism; you need to be a leader to many peoples;
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Four Miracles
Disc: 172 / Program: 686 | My Encounter
After six years of unsuccessfully trying to start a family, Fay Flood and her late husband, Vic, turned to the Rebbe for help and advice. (1978)
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Young Teachers
Disc: 172 / Program: 685 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5746 • August 25, 1986
Much has been written and taught about the education of our own children in the ways of the Almighty. But as a light unto the nations, we must help educate their children as well.
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Interacting With Children
Disc: 172 / Program: 685 | Eye to Eye
“Give this to charity for your doll.” (Collage)
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Think for Yourself
Disc: 172 / Program: 685 | My Encounter
In the late 1960s, Rabbi Mottel Krasnjasnki was a child growing up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. (circa 1975)
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What Is the Purpose of Creation?
Disc: 171 / Program: 684 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Tevet, 5732 • January 06, 1972
According to the statement of the Midrash, G-d created the world because he desired to have a “dwelling in the lower realms.” Yet a verse in Song of Songs refers to G-d’s world as His garden. A deeper look at the descriptions “dwelling” and “garden” provide an insight into the very nature and purpose of creation.
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