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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.

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Evolution of Torah
Talk
Disc: 134 / Program: 536 Evolution of Torah
Event Date: 15 Av 5744 • August 13 1984
In 1984, the Rebbe initiated a campaign for the daily study of Maimonides’ seminal work, the Mishneh Torah, with the aim of completing the fourteen volumes over the course of a year. ExpandMore
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Farbrengen
Timeless Moment
Disc: 134 / Program: 536 Farbrengen
Event Date: 19 Kislev 5731 • December 17 1970
A unique glimpse at preparations for a farbrengen in 770.
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Celebrating Study of Rambam
My Encounter
Disc: 134 / Program: 536 Celebrating Study of Rambam
Rabbi Shmuel Butman recalls the day the Rebbe called him to his house, requesting that he publish a book commemorating the worldwide celebrations of the annual completion of the Mishneh Torah. His due date? Three weeks. (1980s)
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The Making of a Chasid
Talk
Disc: 134 / Program: 535 The Making of a Chasid
Event Date: 19 Kislev 5741 • November 27 1980
The nineteenth of Kislev marks the liberation of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi from Czarist imprisonment for his efforts in spreading chasidic teachings. ExpandMore
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An Auspicious Day
Timeless Moment
Disc: 134 / Program: 535 An Auspicious Day
Event Date: 14 Kislev 5749 • November 23 1988
Rabbi Zalman Gurary, an elder chasid, blesses the Rebbe on the occasion of his wedding anniversary on behalf of the entire community.
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Wedding in Warsaw
Eye to Eye
Disc: 134 / Program: 535 Wedding in Warsaw
Event Date: 7 Iyar 5751 • April 21 1991
Much success in continuing your father’s dynasty and charity work. It’s possible that the Radziner Rebbe was at my wedding in Poland, but to remember every guest is too much to expect.
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Everybody Counts
My Encounter
Disc: 134 / Program: 535 Everybody Counts
Mrs. Dena Horn, who lost her father at a young age, recalls the special attention the Rebbe showed her family when they moved to the neighborhood. (1950s)
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A Drink on the Way
Talk
Disc: 134 / Program: 534 A Drink on the Way
Event Date: 18 Tishrei 5717 • September 23 1956
Nye Zhuritzi was a song sung at farbrengens by chasidim of Rabbi Dovber, the second Chabad Rebbe. ExpandMore
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Seventy Languages
Eye to Eye
Disc: 134 / Program: 534 Seventy Languages
Event Date: 22 Elul 5751 • September 01 1991
It is important that you’ve translated the Abridged Code of Jewish Law into Hungarian. Moses showed the way by translating the Torah into seventy languages.
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Saving Three Lives
My Encounter
Disc: 134 / Program: 534 Saving Three Lives
Dr. Harold Serebro was surprised when the rabbi of his synagogue walked into his practice holding a file of x-rays belonging to a fellow congregant. The rabbi’s dilemma: doctors were insisting on immediate surgery, but the Rebbe was of an entirely different opinion. (Early 1980s)
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A Global Mission
Talk
Disc: 134 / Program: 533 A Global Mission
Event Date: 28 Cheshvan 5750 • November 26 1989
Whenever Jews gather, the Divine Presence rests upon them. How much more so here, when this gathering is for the sake of bringing G-d’s Torah to every Jew across the globe. ExpandMore
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International Conference of Shluchim
Timeless Moment
Disc: 134 / Program: 533 International Conference of Shluchim
Event Date: 1 Kislev 5748 • November 22 1987
During the International Conference of Shluchim, and the day before the seforim return to 770, the Rebbe is greeted by an excited crowd as he enters the afternoon prayers.
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On Their Heads
Eye to Eye
Disc: 134 / Program: 533 On Their Heads
Event Date: 1 Kislev 5751 • November 18 1990
Those who support the shluchim must also make sure they fulfill their obligations!
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A Wedding and a Mission
My Encounter
Disc: 134 / Program: 533 A Wedding and a Mission
As a student in yeshiva in his early twenties, Rabbi Yossi Baumgarten asked the Rebbe for a blessing on route to a friend’s wedding in Italy, and ended up with a mission. (Early 1970s)
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Be Like a Redwood
Talk
Disc: 133 / Program: 532 Be Like a Redwood
Event Date: 10 Shevat 5742 • February 03 1982
The Code of Jewish Law rules: “All your actions should be for the sake of Heaven” and “In all your ways, know G-d.” This instruction is not referring to the commandment. “Your actions” means the personal activities that you choose to do, and “Your ways” means the personal path you choose in life. Even these pursuits have a deeper intent and purpose, in the words of the Mishna: “I was created only to serve my Maker.” ExpandMore
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Nigun Hoaderes V’hoemuna
Timeless Moment
Disc: 133 / Program: 532 Nigun Hoaderes V’hoemuna
Event Date: 13 Tammuz 5736 • July 11 1976
The Rebbe instructs chasidim from France to sing the nigun Hoaderes V’hoemuna to the tune of the French national anthem.
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Good for the Bank
Eye to Eye
Disc: 133 / Program: 532 Good for the Bank
Event Date: 5 Cheshvan 5752 • October 13 1991
When the director has a happy family life, it’s also good for business.
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Construction and Destruction
My Encounter
Disc: 133 / Program: 532 Construction and Destruction
Professor Aaron Ciehanover, a Nobel Prize winning scientist, relates the conversation he shared with the Rebbe when his research was in its early stages, as well as the lesson he learned. (1977)
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Lamplighters
Talk
Disc: 133 / Program: 531 Lamplighters
Event Date: 13 Tammuz 5722 • July 15 1962
When a chasid asked the Rebbe Rashab, “What is a chasid?” The Rebbe Rashab answered him, “A chasid is a lamplighter.” He has an obligation to ignite the spark in his fellow Jew’s G-dly soul. ExpandMore
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Dollars Distribution
Timeless Moment
Disc: 133 / Program: 531 Dollars Distribution
Event Date: 20 Cheshvan 5749 • October 31 1988
The Rebbe distributes dollars for charity in honor of the birthday of Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch, the Rebbe Rashab.
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