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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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Stop Living in the Past
Disc: 176 / Program: 703 | Talk
Event Date: 16 Shevat, 5742 • February 09, 1982
The Baal Shem Tov explains the Talmudic statement, “One who reads the Megilah backwards, does not fulfill his obligation.” He interprets “backwards” to mean that one can read the Megilah following all the laws, with all the proper intentions, but at the same time, he might think “This is ‘backwards,’ it’s irrelevant. ExpandMore
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Megilah Reading
Disc: 176 / Program: 703 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 13 Adar II, 5749 • March 20, 1989
Scenes from the Megilah reading on Purim in 5749 - 1989.
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A Healthy Purim
Disc: 176 / Program: 703 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 10 Adar, 5751 • February 24, 1991
May God bless you with many healthy and successful years. Happy Purim for all Jews. For now, get rid of one of your walking sticks, and keep the other. In time, you’ll get rid of the second one too.
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Seeking in Bangladesh
Disc: 176 / Program: 703 | My Encounter
Max Cohen is a businessman from Manchester, England who was scheduled to make a trip to Bangladesh in April of 1991. Shortly before his trip, a powerful cyclone had struck the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh, killing 138,000 people and leaving over ten million homeless. He was very worried about the safety of travelling there as more cyclone warnings were still in effect in that area. But a message he received from the Rebbe made him reconsider cancelling.
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Children Lead the Fight
Disc: 176 / Program: 702 | Talk
Event Date: 16 Adar, 5743 • March 01, 1983
The Megillah relates that everyone, from young to old, was included in Haman’s decree. Similarly, the Evil Inclination, also wants to, G-d forbid, influence the Jewish people, starting with Jewish children, to weaken their strength and pride. ExpandMore
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Nigun Simcha
Disc: 176 / Program: 702 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5734 • October 02, 1973
Color footage that was filmed for a television program, featuring Chassidim singing a lively nigun, which is popularly sung to the words from the Megillah: Vayehi Bimei Achashveirosh.
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Generations of Success
Disc: 176 / Program: 702 | Eye to Eye
May you have much success in the Rabbinate and with all your students in the entire yeshiva. (Collage)
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A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
Disc: 176 / Program: 702 | My Encounter
Rabbi Shimon Elituv is a rabbi in Mevaseret Zion and a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council. As a young boy, he sent his first letter to the Rebbe, beginning a relationship that has lasted since. Here, he remembers the help that the Rebbe provided to him and his family during difficult times. And it was the Rebbe’s guidance and inspiration that set him on his career path until this day. (1957)
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Women of Honor
Disc: 176 / Program: 701 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5722 • November 27, 1961
The tasks of the Jewish people are divided between Torah study and engaging in the physical world. The rule, however, is that commandments don’t override Torah study. Nevertheless, a mitzvah that cannot be done by others does override Torah study; it actually takes priority. ExpandMore
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Dollars for Shelichut
Disc: 176 / Program: 701 | Timeless Moment
Scenes of the Rebbe distributing dollars to emissaries of Chabad from all around the world.
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Mainstay of the Home
Disc: 176 / Program: 701 | Eye to Eye
The Talmud says that livelihood comes in the merit of one’s wife. She gives you the merit of a better livelihood, so give this to charity for your wife, the mainstay of the home. May the Almighty bless you with blessing and success. (Collage)
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Getting to Work
Disc: 176 / Program: 701 | My Encounter
Shortly after getting married, Gittel Eidelman moved with her husband to Morocco as emissaries of the Rebbe. Having grown up in England, Morocco wasn’t exactly a natural place for her to end up living. It was an interesting place for them to have ended up, but with the Rebbe’s guidance, they succeeded in having a real impact on the community there. (1959)
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No Matter Where You May Roam
Disc: 175 / Program: 700 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5740 • January 28, 1980
There’s a lot we can learn from the order and sequence of stories in the Torah. In this week’s Torah portion, we begin with the story of Jethro and go on to read about the Ten Commandments, encompassing all the fundamentals of the Torah. ExpandMore
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The Rebbetzin (Excerpt)
Disc: 175 / Program: 700 | Timeless Moment
A special presentation highlighting the greatness and modesty of the Rebbe’s wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson.
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No Better Time
Disc: 175 / Program: 700 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 24 Shevat, 5748 • February 12, 1988
It would be appropriate to perform good deeds in memory of the Rebbetzin. Her first name was Chaya, meaning “life.” That applies even after the life of the person, until the Resurrection. I hope it will be very soon.
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Sharing the Experience
Disc: 175 / Program: 700 | My Encounter
Eliot Sovronsky is a videographer who was commissioned to film the Rebbe’s farbrengens in the 1970s. He was very pleased to hear that the Rebbe appreciated his concern for the Rebbetzin, the Rebbe’s wife, to be able to view the farbrengens on video. ExpandMore
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A Modern Day Moses
Disc: 175 / Program: 699 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5724 • January 24, 1964
Like the human body, a nation comprises of a “head” which guides their direction and “feet” to do the lifting and lead them towards it. The Zohar teaches that in every generation there’s an individual, who like Moses, serves as the head of the Jewish nation, injecting life and vitality into all those connected to him. ExpandMore
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Nigun Beinoni
Disc: 175 / Program: 699 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5740 • January 28, 1980
Chasidim sing the Beinoni, a song attributed to Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe.
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Making of Leaders
Disc: 175 / Program: 699 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 27 Shevat, 5748 • February 15, 1988
The word nasi means to lift up, and a nasi, a Jewish leader, needs to elevate every single Jew, both spiritually and physically.
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A Community of Individuals
Disc: 175 / Program: 699 | My Encounter
Nochum Stilerman grew up in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn in the years following World War ll. It was in this immigrant community that his father decided to open a Kosher grocery store. Challenging all the naysayers, they managed to keep the store afloat and served many prominent customers in the process. Nochum would help his father with the deliveries, but was embarrassed by his menial work when he became of marriageable age. On one of his delivery stops, he asked the Rebbe for some advice. (1960s)
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