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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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Torah in Motion
Disc: 197 / Program: 788 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Tishrei, 5723 • October 16, 1962
During the Holiday of Sukkos, we take a palm branch, citron, and branches of myrtle and willow, and wave them together in every direction. In fact, it was the custom of our Rebbes that when waving the lulav, they would not only extended it forward and bring it back, but would move it out in each of the six directions, give it a shake, and then bring it back towards the chest. ExpandMore
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Distribution of the Four Kinds
Disc: 197 / Program: 788 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Tishrei, 5747 • October 17, 1986
The Rebbe distributes the Four Kinds to dignitaries on the day before the holiday of Sukkos.
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Diligent Study
Disc: 197 / Program: 788 | Eye to Eye
This will be for a special blessing to be diligent in your studies. May you study Torah and fulfill the commandments. And this you can give as your first Mitzvah, to give this dollar to charity. (collage)
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Let’s Make a Deal
Disc: 197 / Program: 788 | My Encounter
Rabbi Mendel Lipskar is the Executive Director of Chabad of South Africa and serves as rabbi of the Shul at Hyde Park in Johannesburg. He grew up in Toronto, Canada, where his father was on the staff of Camp Gan Israel. To his surprise, when he went to visit the Rebbe with his father, the Rebbe made him an offer that he could not refuse. (1960)
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Always Returning
Disc: 197 / Program: 787 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Tishrei, 5721 • October 09, 1960
In his work, Iggeres Hateshuvah, the Alter Rebbe explains that there are two levels of repentance. While the first brings about a change in the person’s conduct, it is the second, higher level, which revolutionizes his entire inner world. ExpandMore
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Distribution of Lekach
Disc: 197 / Program: 787 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 9 Tishrei, 5751 • September 28, 1990
Scenes from the Rebbe’s distribution of honey cake on the eve of Yom Kippur in 1990.
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A Mother in Israel
Disc: 197 / Program: 787 | Eye to Eye
Thank you for the picture of my mother, Rebbetzin Chana. May you have good tidings. (collage)
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A Chandelier in Heaven
Disc: 197 / Program: 787 | My Encounter
Rabbi Nochum Stilerman is an accomplished fundraiser for various Jewish charities and institutions. As a teenager in the late 1950s, he ran deliveries for his father’s grocery store in Brooklyn, New York. His customers included Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, the Rebbes’ mother. The Rebbetzin enjoyed talking to him, and on one occasion, he decided to ask her a question. He didn’t know that she’d tell the Rebbe all about it.
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A Better Good
Disc: 197 / Program: 786 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5744 • September 26, 1984
Elul is a time for reflection and repentance in the build up to the High Holidays. But even as the month draws to a close, the final moments before Rosh Hashanah provide ample opportunities to increase G-d’s blessings in the coming year. ExpandMore
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Niggun Yemin Hashem
Disc: 197 / Program: 786 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 28 Elul, 5743 • September 06, 1983
Chasidim sing a soul stirring nigun, Yemin Hashem, attributed to the third Rebbe of Chabad, the Tzemach Tzedek.
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Connecting Generations
Disc: 197 / Program: 786 | Eye to Eye
Give this to charity in London, and this is for great and increasing success. You probably know that we’re both connected to the Tzemach Tzedek. Being that we carry his name, it’s a sign of our connection. May we be connected with him at the time of the resurrection. (Collage)
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Investing in the Future
Disc: 197 / Program: 786 | My Encounter
Professor Shlomo Eckstein is the former president and director of Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel. In the 1950s, he was a leader in the B’nei Akiva youth movement and was disappointed by his lack of results. After writing a letter to the Rebbe expressing his feelings, he received a response that changed his entire perspective.
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An Opportune Time
Disc: 197 / Program: 785 | Talk
Event Date: 24 Elul, 5731 • September 14, 1971
At the commencement of Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah, we begin to reflect on the year that passed, and on improving our relationship with G-d. The Alter Rebbe, the founder of Chabad, compared the Almighty during the month of Elul to a king who goes out to the field to make himself accessible to all. But it’s our responsibility to take full advantage of this time - after all, soon the King will return to his chambers. ExpandMore
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Selichos on Erev Rosh Hashanah
Disc: 197 / Program: 785 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5743 • September 07, 1983
Scenes of the Selichos prayers at 770 on the eve of Rosh Hashanah in 1983.
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A Worthwhile Discussion
Disc: 197 / Program: 785 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 5 Elul, 5750 • August 26, 1990
May it be in an auspicious hour and may Chasidim have the upper hand. We have that guaranteed by the Alter Rebbe and the Baal Shem Tov. As in the Haggadah, may they be up all night in Bnei Brak, discussing the era of Moshiach.
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Repentance and Healing
Disc: 197 / Program: 785 | My Encounter
Rabbi Ephraim Rosenblum serves as principal of Yeshiva Boys School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the 1950s, he was a student at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York. The students would go out to different cities and disseminate the books of Chasidism and talk to people. Everything was going smoothly until they were involved in a scary accident. (1954)
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One Path, Two Ways
Disc: 196 / Program: 784 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Elul, 5746 • September 22, 1986
One of the earliest Chasidic texts, Tzavoas Harivash, is a manual of insights and guidance culled from the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov and his successor, Rabbi Dovber of Mezritch. Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, known as the Alter Rebbe, was their foremost student and the founder of Chabad, and is known for his seminal work, the Tanya.
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Nigun Aimosay
Disc: 196 / Program: 784 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 18 Elul, 5746 • September 22, 1986
Meaning of the song: “When will the Master come?” This question was asked of Moshiach by the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidism, during a visit to his chamber On High. “When your Wellsprings (of Chassidism) will spread to the outside,” was Moshiach’s response.
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Bastion of Truth
Disc: 196 / Program: 784 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 12 Elul, 5750 • September 02, 1990
May the Yeshiva building be an edifice of truth, as befitting Tomchei Temimim. May you have much success.
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The King in the Field
Disc: 196 / Program: 784 | My Encounter
Yaakov Abrams is a business appraiser and author on business evaluation, living in Los Angeles, California. He was married to his wife Chana in the mid-1980s. (1986)
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