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An archive of the "Living Torah," the weekly video magazine featuring the Rebbe's application of Torah to timely events and issues.

Living Torah Archives

Living Torah Archives

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Counting Down
Disc: 152 / Program: 608 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5742 • April 04, 1982
When counting the fifty days between Passover and Shavuos, instead of counting “Today is the first day of the omer” and so on, we count, “Today is one day of the omer.” This isn’t just semantics. The days of the omer correspond to the days which led up to the giving of the Torah. ExpandMore
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Kos Shel Brocha
Disc: 152 / Program: 608 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 22 Nissan, 5748 • April 09, 1988
The Rebbe distributes wine at the conclusion of Passover. Chasidim are led in the singing of lively melodies by the Tzatzkis brothers, who had emigrated from the Soviet Union.
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Awaiting Moshiach
Disc: 152 / Program: 608 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 4 Iyar, 5743 • April 17, 1983
When we pray that “we hope for your salvation all day”, it does not mean that we hope he will arrive the day after tomorrow, rather, we await “all day” that he will arrive now - today.
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With Conviction and with Love
Disc: 152 / Program: 608 | My Encounter
Rabbi Sidney Katz was a chaplain and Rabbi in South Africa. His son, Rabbi Michoel Katz, recalls the Rebbe’s answer to his parents when like many, they were thinking of leaving the country. (1972)
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Lasting Freedom
Disc: 152 / Program: 607 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
Although Passover is called the Season of Our Freedom, when the Jewish people were redeemed from Egypt there was no mention of the matter. Instead, they were told by Moses that they are leaving Egypt to serve G-d. ExpandMore
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Morning Prayers
Disc: 152 / Program: 607 | Timeless Moment
The Rebbe takes part in morning prayers during the intermediate days of Passover. (Chol Moed Pesach, 5736 - Passover, 1976)
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Birthday Blessings
Disc: 152 / Program: 607 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 26 Adar, 5751 • March 12, 1991
Asking the Four Questions is a focal point of the Passover Seder.
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Passover in Wartime
Disc: 152 / Program: 607 | My Encounter
Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld describes the Rebbe’s efforts to obtain matzo of the highest kosher standard during the Second World War, for his own use and for others.
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All Are Welcome
Disc: 152 / Program: 606 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5743 • March 25, 1983
The Haggadah relates that “Torah speaks to four sons”. Although they are all different they are placed one beside the other to emphasize the innate value of each. ExpandMore
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Nigun Vehi She'amda
Disc: 152 / Program: 606 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar I, 5749 • February 19, 1989
At a farbrengen, chasidim sing Vehi Sheomdo, a melody from the Haggadah taught by the Rebbe in 1955.
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Asking the Four Questions
Disc: 152 / Program: 606 | Eye to Eye
A collection of scenes of the Rebbe encouraging children to recite the Mah Nishtana, or Four Questions.
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Soviet Exodus Part II
Disc: 152 / Program: 606 | My Encounter
When Gershon Ber Schiff finally emigrated from Russia, he was excited to be spending Passover with the Rebbe. When the Rebbe called an unscheduled farbrengen on the first day of the festival, he realized just how much it meant to the Rebbe, too. (1971)
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Seeing the Good
Disc: 152 / Program: 605 | Talk
Event Date: 4 Nissan, 5741 • April 08, 1981
The Baal Shem Tov teaches that every single Jew is cherished by G-d. This is even more so during exile, when the Jewish people is “afflicted.” When one reaches out to a Jew who is distant and reveals that he, too, is an “only child” of G-d, then G-d’s kindness and compassion for the entire people become aroused. ExpandMore
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The Rebbe Distributes Matzos
Disc: 152 / Program: 605 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 3 Nissan, 5750 • March 29, 1990
The Rebbe personally sends matzos to be used at public Passover Seders around the world.
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Spreading the Word
Disc: 152 / Program: 605 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 20 Adar II, 5749 • March 27, 1989
Visitors will be coming, some just before Passover. In addition to organizing a public Seder, you need to ensure that people actually know about it in advance.
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Soviet Exodus Part I
Disc: 152 / Program: 605 | My Encounter
Rabbi Gershon Ber Schiff was active in the Jewish underground in the Soviet Union. When he heard that his relative was visiting Moscow from beyond the Iron Curtain, he was torn about whether to put himself and his activities in danger in order to meet - until he heard a message from the Rebbe. (1969)
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The Birthday Campaign
Disc: 151 / Program: 604 | Talk
Event Date: 25 Adar, 5748 • March 14, 1988
The Previous Rebbe taught that a birthday is a time for introspection, a time to account for the past and make resolutions for the future. It is a most propitious time, for on one’s birthday his “mazel”—his “fortune”—radiates with extra strength. ExpandMore
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Cause for Celebration - Collage
Disc: 151 / Program: 604 | Timeless Moment
Make a gathering; a party in honor of your birthday, and make it large. Remember to give tzedaka at your time of celebration.
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House Visits
Disc: 151 / Program: 604 | My Encounter
Dr. Alan Newmark merited to attend to Rebbetzin Chaya Mushkah, the wife of the Rebbe. In this clip, he recalls and shares some of the most memorable conversations that he had with the Rebbetzin, illustrating her sensitivity and care. (1980s)
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Children of Redemption
Disc: 151 / Program: 603 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5745 • March 07, 1985
The festival of Purim has a special connection to young children. ExpandMore
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