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Better than Perfect
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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A Blessing for Success
Disc: 171 / Program: 684 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 25 Tammuz, 5751 • July 07, 1991
“May the Almighty bless you to progress in all matters of holiness; and success in your business will follow.”
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A French Revolution
Disc: 171 / Program: 684 | My Encounter
Rabbi Chaim Shneur Nisenbaum recalls his visit from France to Brooklyn to spend the High Holidays with the Rebbe, and the surprise that awaited him and his entire group. (1973)
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One of a Kind
Disc: 171 / Program: 683 | Talk
Event Date: 17 Tishrei, 5712 • October 17, 1951
The Four Species taken on Sukkos represent four types of Jews, from the citron which has both flavor and fragrance, and represents the Jew who studies Torah and fulfills its commandments, to the willow which is neither tasty nor fragrant, represents the simplest of Jews, who lacks both Torah and good deeds. ExpandMore
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Disc: 171 / Program: 683 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 3 Tishrei, 5750 • October 02, 1989
The Rebbe takes part in the services of Hoshana Rabbah.
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As G-d is Simple
Disc: 171 / Program: 683 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 4 Shevat, 5733 • January 07, 1973
“My father-in-law would not refer to uneducated Jews as ignorant, but would call them ‘simple Jews,’ explaining that they are simple just like G-d is simple.
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Spreading the Joy
Disc: 171 / Program: 683 | My Encounter
Mendel Greenbaum recalls how the Rebbe waited to begin the Simchas Torah celebrations until the last of the Chasidim who had gone out on the Rebbe’s directive to spread the joy of the festival, had returned to 770. (1954)
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G-d’s Barracks
Disc: 171 / Program: 682 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Tishrei, 5743 • October 05, 1982
During their sojourn in the desert, G-d protected the Jewish people against danger and the elements with the Clouds of Glory, which the Torah refers to as “sukkahs”. To commemorate this, He commanded us to observe the holiday of Sukkos, when we spend a week in temporary huts. ExpandMore
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Disc: 171 / Program: 682 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 9 Elul, 5749 • September 09, 1989
The Rebbe listens as Rabbi Yehudah Keller recites Havdalah following Yom Kippur.
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A New Beginning
Disc: 171 / Program: 682 | Eye to Eye
“The New Year is time to elicit new blessings, with new resolutions and new beginnings.” (Collage)
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Esrogim in Kfar Chabad
Disc: 171 / Program: 682 | My Encounter
In the late 1950s, When Rabbi Nachman Elbaum raised the issue of using an esrog from a tree that had been grafted, the Rebbe gave him a solution and a mission. The result was a new orchard in the village of Kfar Chabad, Israel.
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No Need to Wait
Disc: 171 / Program: 681 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5731 • October 06, 1970
When it comes to Jewish education, some parents ask, “What’s the rush? When our child learns right from wrong, and matures a little, then we’ll teach him about his heritage. It can wait until he is at least able to understand that he is part of the chosen people, and different to others.” ExpandMore
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Disc: 171 / Program: 681 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 9 Tishrei, 5750 • October 08, 1989
The Rebbe distributes honey cake for a sweet New Year.
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Common Bond
Disc: 171 / Program: 681 | My Encounter
After spending a month at his ill father’s bedside, Dr. Stuart Ditchek had the unique privilege of meeting privately with the Rebbe. The Rebbe brought to light a common connection the two of them shared, and gave him an open invitation to visit. (1986)
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Turn Up the Light
Disc: 170 / Program: 680 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
A Jew’s purpose is to illuminate all the world around him. To “illuminate” does not mean to change the order of creation; rather, light enables one to discern the true nature and purpose of what already is there. ExpandMore
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In Our Power
Disc: 170 / Program: 680 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 5 Cheshvan, 5752 • October 13, 1991
Every single Jew has the ability to crown the Almighty as King on Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. With the Shofar, we elevate a physical and otherwise mundane object to the lofty level of coronating the Creator.
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A Special Invitation
Disc: 170 / Program: 680 | My Encounter
Rabbi Ezra Schochet serves as dean of Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles, California. In 1976, he was on a visit to New York with his wife and two children. When they arrived, he never thought he’d have a chance to meet with the Rebbe privately. But then he got an exciting message from the Rebbe’s secretary.
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No Jew Left Behind
Disc: 170 / Program: 679 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Elul, 5711 • September 19, 1951
For centuries, being engaged with Torah meant being of an exceptional mind and travelling to study under the tutelage of a rabbi and sage. However, the Baal Shem Tov, and the Rebbes who followed, showed us a different way. By traveling to and visiting many Jewish communities, they brought the beauty of Torah to those who otherwise didn’t know of it. ExpandMore
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Called to the Torah
Disc: 170 / Program: 679 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 23 Elul, 5740 • September 04, 1980
The Rebbe is called to the Torah in the synagogue upstairs in 770.
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The Main Message
Disc: 170 / Program: 679 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 1 Elul, 5748 • August 14, 1988
What’s most important is that each and every Jew should be inscribed and sealed for a good year. Everything else I said was an introduction.
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