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Living Torah Archives

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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Searching for Pearls
Disc: 178 / Program: 711 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Tishrei, 5721 • October 09, 1960
The Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak, compared Chasidic teachings to pearls and coal. Pearls, he explained, are found in the depths of the sea, while coal is found deep in the earth. ExpandMore
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Nigun - Becha Hashem
Disc: 178 / Program: 711 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5733 • September 26, 1973
Color footage that was filmed for a television program, featuring Chassidim singing a lively nigun composed for the Rebbe’s 70th birthday, B’cha Hashem.
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X-Ray Vision
Disc: 178 / Program: 711 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 7 Cheshvan, 5750 • November 05, 1989
In radiology, you work on revealing something hidden, something that is not on the surface. May G-d Almighty bless you to reveal the 'Penimiyus', the inner soul, of every Jew that you come into contact with.
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A Teenager’s Dream
Disc: 178 / Program: 711 | My Encounter
Golda Jacobs is a career counselor and consultant. As a teenager growing up in Chicago in the 1960s, she had a strong desire to travel on Zim Lines, a shipping company that offered rides to Israel. After her father heard her plans to travel alone with another female friend, he raised concerns about their safety. Golda wasn’t willing to let go of her dream so easily, and decided to ask the Rebbe what to do.
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Back to the Fundamentals
Disc: 178 / Program: 710 | Talk
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5743 • June 23, 1983
The world seems to be so unstable these days. Time and again, the news is filled with stories of senseless violence in schools and on the streets. The politicians continue to debate on an appropriate response, but in the meantime, a generation of children is missing out on experiencing life to the fullest. ExpandMore
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Post-Passover Yechidus
Disc: 178 / Program: 710 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 22 Adar II, 5744 • March 26, 1984
A public audience in which the Rebbe addresses the guests who had come to spend the holiday with him at 770.
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Where Are the Results?
Disc: 178 / Program: 710 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 22 Elul, 5748 • September 04, 1988
You need to be more active. You’re working and working, but where are the results? May you have blessings and success and report good tidings.
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A Torah of Truth
Disc: 178 / Program: 710 | My Encounter
Rabbi Sholom Rephune is an educator and community activist. In the early 1970s, while serving as principal of Manhattan Day School, he made an appointment to see the Rebbe. It was an important meeting for him, as he had a long list of questions that he wished to ask the Rebbe about reconciling science with the Torah.
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It Means You
Disc: 178 / Program: 709 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5738 • January 18, 1978
In recent decades, we have experienced a level of liberty that our grandparents could have only dreamed about. Of course, this level of freedom brings about its own challenges as we try to dedicate ourselves towards the service of our Creator. ExpandMore
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Kos Shel Bracha
Disc: 178 / Program: 709 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 22 Nissan, 5741 • April 26, 1981
Following the Havdalah ceremony after Passover, the Rebbe distributes wine from his cup, known as Kos Shel Bracha - Cup of Blessing.
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Leaving Egypt After Passover
Disc: 178 / Program: 709 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 11 Tammuz, 5751 • June 23, 1991
The Naroler Rebbe visits and brings the Rebbe a Haggadah with glosses of the Koidanover Rebbe, compiled by his son-in-law, a great-grandson of the Koidanover Rebbe.
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A Gift for Your Father
Disc: 178 / Program: 709 | My Encounter
Menasheh Janashvilli lives in Lud, Israel. As a teenager in the 1970s, he travelled to the United States to study at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York. The Rebbe’s words to him after Pesach made him wonder if everything was okay with his father back in Israel. It was only after he finally reached his father on the telephone that he began to appreciate the full story.
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A Personal Exodus
Disc: 177 / Program: 708 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5741 • April 15, 1981
In a Chassidic discourse distinguished by its tone and rhythm, the Rebbe draws parallels between the Exodus from Egypt, and the journey of the soul. Just like there were many stages to the Exodus, in which as each boundary was breached another needed to be overcome, our lives are very much the same. ExpandMore
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Distribution of Matzah
Disc: 177 / Program: 708 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 12 Nissan, 5747 • April 11, 1987
Film of the Rebbe distributing Matzah to Shluchim who are leading public Seders on Passover of 1987.
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The Rebbe’s Matzos
Disc: 177 / Program: 708 | Eye to Eye
Have a good new year, with much success in baking Matzos, the “bread of healing” and “bread of faith.” (Collage)
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Straight to the Top
Disc: 177 / Program: 708 | My Encounter
Rabbi Efraim Schmuckler has served as rabbi of the Geriatric Center in Montreal, Canada for over thirty years. In 1970, during an audience with the Rebbe, he asked for a blessing that his uncle succeed in leaving Soviet Russia. The Rebbe gave him a blessing, but made it conditional on him keeping it secret. He was elated to have received assurances from the Rebbe, but was dismayed when he failed to live up to the condition the Rebbe had set.
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Why Is this Night Different?
Disc: 177 / Program: 707 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5733 • April 13, 1973
The themes of the month of Nissan, and especially of Passover, comprise the fundamentals of Judaism. Accordingly, the Exodus from Egypt, and the messages of the holiday, must be applied not just once a month, but during every single day of a Jew’s life. ExpandMore
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Burning Chametz
Disc: 177 / Program: 707 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 12 Nissan, 5747 • April 11, 1987
Film of the Rebbe during the burning of the chametz on the eve of Passover in 1987.
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Closed for Shabbos
Disc: 177 / Program: 707 | Eye to Eye
Put a charity box in your place of business, and run the business according to the laws of Shabbos. Being meticulous in your observance of Shabbos and the festivals will bring you financial success in all your endeavors. (Collage)
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Closed for Business
Disc: 177 / Program: 707 | My Encounter
Today, Harvey Milstein is a businessman living in Israel. As a child, however, he grew up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn where his father owned a pharmacy. While his father was a respected member of the religious community, he still struggled with the idea of closing his business on Shabbos and Jewish holidays. But a letter from the Rebbe finally convinced him to change his mind. (1960)
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