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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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The Beginning or the End?
Disc: 193 / Program: 772 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Sivan, 5744 • June 20, 1984
As the school year ends and people take vacations, many want to leave all responsibility behind them. But when it comes to Torah study, there’s no such thing. Just like when we complete the communal reading of Torah, we immediately begin once again, the same is true of our own lives. ExpandMore
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N’shei Chabad Convention
Disc: 193 / Program: 772 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 17 Sivan, 5740 • June 01, 1980
Footage of a summer gathering for the women of the N’shei Chabad organization.
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Going Camping
Disc: 193 / Program: 772 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 2 Av, 5749 • August 03, 1989
Blessings for campers and staff of Camp Gan Israel in Montreal, Canada.
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A Summer to Remember
Disc: 193 / Program: 772 | My Encounter
Tzipporah Edelkopf was born in Kharkov, in the Soviet Republic of Ukraine. As a young girl, she managed to immigrate with her family to Israel. Her parents traveled to the Rebbe but couldn’t afford to bring her along. When the Rebbe heard why she was missing, he arranged for his emissary in Israel to get her a ticket to New York. But once she arrived, the Rebbe had a job for her. (1971)
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A Temple Made in Heaven
Disc: 193 / Program: 771 | Talk
Event Date: 12 Sivan, 5747 • June 09, 1987
In Temple times, Jews with offerings in hand would make the yearly pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the festival of Shavuos. Those who did not bring an offering on the holiday itself, were able to do so in the six days that followed, known as the Days of Tashlumin. Today, even if we haven’t merited Moshiach before Shavuos, we hope and pray that we’ll still arrive in Jerusalem before the end of Tashlumin so we can still bring our offerings. ExpandMore
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Post Shavuos Children’s Rally
Disc: 193 / Program: 771 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 11 Sivan, 5743 • May 23, 1983
A rally for children of Tzivos Hashem in the days following Shavuos.
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Ladder to Sinai
Disc: 193 / Program: 771 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 24 Sivan, 5750 • June 17, 1990
Rabbi Simcha Ashlag presents the Rebbe with a volume of the Zohar Im Peirush HaSulam “The word ‘Sulam – Ladder’ is numerically equivalent to ‘Sinai.’ May it form ‘a ladder reaching the heavens for living souls.”
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The Common Goal
Disc: 193 / Program: 771 | My Encounter
Shmuel Abramson works in special education and lives in Monsey, New York. As a college student in the mid-1970s, he began to re-connect to his Jewish heritage. After getting engaged to his wife-to-be, he and his fiancé went to the Rebbe to seek a blessing before getting married. During their audience, he took the opportunity to ask two questions of the Rebbe. Their answers have guided him until this day. (1977)
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A True Scholar
Disc: 193 / Program: 770 | Talk
Event Date: 4 Sivan, 5732 • May 17, 1972
The Talmud in Pesachim quotes Rav Yosef exulting the holiday of Shavuos when the Jews received the Torah: “Said Rav Yosef, “If not for this day, how many Yosefs would wander the market?” If the Talmud notes the name of a sage, the name obviously has some relevance, and can add meaning to the teaching. So in the case of the teaching, why is Rav Yosef mentioned? ExpandMore
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Shavuos Havdalah
Disc: 193 / Program: 770 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 12 Iyar, 5742 • May 05, 1982
Footage of the Havdalah ceremony following the festival of Shavuos.
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Use it for the Good
Disc: 193 / Program: 770 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 20 Sivan, 5751 • June 02, 1991
You are the head of the Chassidic Burial Society of Jerusalem. The appropriate wish for a Burial Society is that they should be out of work… “May G-d wipe away tears from every face.” Good tidings, and many good years.
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A Good Incentive
Disc: 193 / Program: 770 | My Encounter
Rabbi Chaim Cohen is a Jewish community activist living in Jerusalem. In 1984, he accompanied the Rebbe of Sadigura for an audience with the Rebbe. After informing the Rebbe about a new annual journal that he had begun publishing, the Rebbe encouraged him to do so even more often. Years later, he returned to show the Rebbe the fruits of his suggestion. (1984)
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Engraved in Your Heart
Disc: 193 / Program: 769 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Iyar, 5744 • May 16, 1984
Whereas the commandments are generally divided into Statutes, Testimonies and Laws, in this case, the verse states: “If you follow My statutes and observe My commandments and perform them.” The word for statute, “Chok,” shares a root with the Hebrew word for engraving, “Chakikah,” teaching us that the exile cannot impact the very essence of a Jew, for Torah and the commandments are engraved, etched onto the essence of a Jew’s soul. ExpandMore
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Nigun - Ata V’chartanu
Disc: 193 / Program: 769 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
Chassidim sing “Ata V’chartanu,” a Nigun with words from the holiday liturgy.
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A Vessel for Blessings
Disc: 193 / Program: 769 | Eye to Eye
The main thing: Your daily conduct should follow Jewish law. That will bring G-d’s blessing. The verse says, “If you follow My Laws,” you will receive all the blessings mentioned there. There is always room to grow, whether in scrupulously fulfilling the commandments, or in Torah study. (Collage)
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The Simple Answer
Disc: 193 / Program: 769 | My Encounter
Yaakov Abrams is a business appraiser and author on business evaluation living in Los Angeles, California. In the early 1980s, in the midst of exploring his Jewish roots, he began to suffer tremendous pain related to a personal matter. He decided to write to the Rebbe about it and hoped for a response that could make everything clear and easy. But that’s not what he got, at least not right away… (1984)
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Counting the Days
Disc: 192 / Program: 768 | Talk
Event Date: 23 Iyar, 5742 • May 16, 1982
The days between Passover and Shavuos correspond to the Israelites’ journey from Egypt in the lead up to receiving the Torah at Sinai. The closer they came to their goal, the more their anticipation grew. ExpandMore
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N’shei Chabad
Disc: 192 / Program: 768 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 25 Iyar, 5750 • May 20, 1990
The Rebbe addresses members of the N’shei Chabad women’s movement in the lead up to Shavuos.
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Latest Releases
Disc: 192 / Program: 768 | Eye to Eye
A book needs to be paid for. How many are here? May you have blessing and success, and much thanks for the books. Good tidings. (Collage)
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More Than Stories
Disc: 192 / Program: 768 | My Encounter
In the mid-1970s, Rabbi Gershon Burkis was a member of the Religious Council in the city of Lod, Israel. With a number of children in their schools reaching the age for reading books, he decided to do something about the dearth of quality Jewish educational reading. With blessings and direction from the Rebbe, the Machanayim collection was born.
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