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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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War on Ignorance
Talk
Disc: 126 / Program: 501 War on Ignorance
Event Date: 13 Nissan 5743 • March 27 1983
The Haggadah lists four sons at the Passover Seder table. The child ‘who doesn’t know to ask’ is listed last amongst the four sons, following not only the ‘wise son’, but also the ‘wicked’ one. This offers insight and an important lesson in our calling to action in these times.
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Burning the Chametz
Timeless Moment
Disc: 126 / Program: 501 Burning the Chametz
Event Date: 14 Nissan 5751 • March 29 1991
Burning the chametz in the basement of 770 before Passover.
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Educating New York
Eye to Eye
Disc: 126 / Program: 501 Educating New York
Event Date: 11 Nissan 5749 • April 16 1989
Mr. Sandy Harman, New York Board of Jewish Education
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Sensitivity at Midnight
My Encounter
Disc: 126 / Program: 501 Sensitivity at Midnight
Rabbi Yisroel Shmotkin, as a yeshiva student had the good fortune to attend the Rebbe’s seder for a number of years in the 1960s.
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Give It All You've Got!
Talk
Disc: 125 / Program: 500 Give It All You've Got!
Event Date: 11 Nissan 5741 • April 15 1981
When the Temple stood, certain offerings were based on a person’s means. A poor person could bring an offering of lesser value, while a wealthy person who brought the same offering had not fulfilled his obligation. Since G-d had blessed him with wealth, more was expected of him. ExpandMore
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Farbrengen
Timeless Moment
Disc: 125 / Program: 500 Farbrengen
Event Date: 11 Nissan 5737 • March 30 1977
Newly discovered footage of a farbrengen marking the Rebbe’s seventy-fifth birthday.
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Through the Eyes of Children, Part I
Eye to Eye
Disc: 125 / Program: 500 Through the Eyes of Children, Part I
A special selection of clips featuring children receiving dollars from the Rebbe.
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Birthday Blessings
My Encounter
Disc: 125 / Program: 500 Birthday Blessings
Rabbi Aron Eliezer Ceitlin would write monthly reports to the Rebbe when he was a senior yeshiva student in Tzefat, Israel. Approaching the month of Nissan, he decided to include a birthday blessing for the Rebbe in the name of the entire administration. Not knowing how his superiors would react, he sent off the report and hoped for the best. (1980)
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On Harmony in Marriage
Talk
Disc: 125 / Program: 499 On Harmony in Marriage
Event Date: 19 Kislev 5739 • December 19 1978
In the 1970s the Rebbe issued a call for a campaign to strengthen and promote the observance of Family Purity among all segments of the Jewish community. ExpandMore
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Mayim Shelonu
Timeless Moment
Disc: 125 / Program: 499 Mayim Shelonu
Event Date: 5 Nissan 5749 • April 10 1989
Chasidim look on as the Rebbe draws water outside 770 to be used the next day for baking matzo for Passover.
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Fresh News
Eye to Eye
Disc: 125 / Program: 499 Fresh News
Unlike mayim shelonu, water drawn the night before matzo baking, your newspaper, Yisrael Shelonu, should report fresh news!
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A Mikvah for Whom?
My Encounter
Disc: 125 / Program: 499 A Mikvah for Whom?
Rabbi Moishe Engel was among the shluchim in Long Beach, California, who dreamt of opening a kosher store or starting a Hebrew school to help boost the community’s Jewish infrastructure. They were astonished when a call arrived from the Rebbe’s office with a blessing for a new mikvah. (1971)
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A Solid Foundation
Talk
Disc: 125 / Program: 498 A Solid Foundation
Event Date: 11 Nissan 5740 • March 28 1980
Those responsible for allocating communal funds must make some difficult decisions about how the money should best be spent. ExpandMore
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Kos Shel Brocha
Timeless Moment
Disc: 125 / Program: 498 Kos Shel Brocha
Event Date: 24 Tishrei 5745 • October 20 1984
The Rebbe distributes wine from the havdolah ceremony following Simchas Torah. A group of children from Morocco are heard singing among the crowd.
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Four Times the Wisdom
Eye to Eye
Disc: 125 / Program: 498 Four Times the Wisdom
Event Date: 3 Adar 5751 • February 17 1991
The Talmud relates that one who comes from the Holy Land has twice the wisdom, and one who goes to the Holy Land gains twice the wisdom. You are doing both.
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Getting Out of Debt
My Encounter
Disc: 125 / Program: 498 Getting Out of Debt
When the rand suddenly collapsed, Rabbi Nachman Bernhard recalls that Lubavitch Foundation of South Africa stood to lose the property which housed its growing school. After receiving an unsolicited message from the Rebbe, Rabbi Bernhard wasted no time in putting the advice to use. (1980s)
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Dare to Be Different
Talk
Disc: 125 / Program: 497 Dare to Be Different
Event Date: 14 Adar 5742 • March 09 1982
The Book of Esther relates that when King Achashverosh made a great feast, he provided every guest with whatever food and drink they desired. ExpandMore
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Purim Morning Service
Timeless Moment
Disc: 125 / Program: 497 Purim Morning Service
Early colored footage of the Rebbe participating in the morning prayers and megillah reading on Purim in 770. (5720s – 1960s)
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An Entertaining Line-Up
Eye to Eye
Disc: 125 / Program: 497 An Entertaining Line-Up
Since you make your living by making Jews laugh, may G-d make you joyful, many times over.
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Downfall of a Modern-Day Haman
My Encounter
Disc: 125 / Program: 497 Downfall of a Modern-Day Haman
Rabbi Yoel Kahn, a leading authority on Chabad Chasidic thought, recalls being present at a Purim farbrengen in 770 when the Rebbe told a very unusual story. But even more unusual, were the events which unfolded soon after. (1953)
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