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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Investing in Talent
Disc: 184 / Program: 736 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5720 • December 20, 1959
Chasidic teachings instruct us to serve G-d with every fiber of our being. That is why we are each created with unique talents and abilities. The key is to actually put them to use. ExpandMore
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Nigun Hu Elokeinu
Disc: 184 / Program: 736 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 9 Shevat, 5732 • January 25, 1972
Chasidim sing the nigun Hu Elokeinu.
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Prayers for Rain
Disc: 184 / Program: 736 | Eye to Eye
“Surely their fast was accepted by G-d, and rain will fall.” (Collage)
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A Grounding Experience
Disc: 184 / Program: 736 | My Encounter
Michoel Muchnik is a foremost Jewish artist living in Brooklyn, New York. In the early 1970s, he was a student at the Rabbinical College of America, in Morristown, New Jersey, when he had an audience with the Rebbe.
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Making Room for Creation
Disc: 184 / Program: 735 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5741 • November 27, 1980
In the Beginning G-d created the heavens and the earth. But in order to make room for a finite world, the Kabbalah teaches that G-d who is infinite, had to limit some of His own light.
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Farewell Audience
Disc: 184 / Program: 735 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 21 Tishrei, 5747 • October 24, 1986
Special audience for guests who came for the month of Tishrei.
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Accelerating Redemption
Disc: 184 / Program: 735 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 22 Tammuz, 5750 • July 15, 1990
“Every additional mikvah is accelerating the arrival of our righteous redeemer.”
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Mystery Solved
Disc: 184 / Program: 735 | My Encounter
Rabbi Yechiel Michel Stern is a prolific author and rabbi of the Ezrat Torah neighborhood in Jerusalem. In the early 1980s, he served on Israel’s ministry of religious services, supervising numerous mikvahs in Jerusalem and across Israel.
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The Properties of Water
Disc: 184 / Program: 734 | Talk
Event Date: 13 Tishrei, 5741 • September 23, 1980
When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, wine was poured on the altar daily, but on the festival of Sukkos there was an additional water libation after the morning service. The seven nights of Sukkos were spent celebrating the drawing of this water, which was collected daily at daybreak from a valley below the Temple. Water may lack all the sophistication of wine, but it is for this reason that our sages associate it with Torah, unity and joy.
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Lekach
Disc: 184 / Program: 734 | Timeless Moment
Distribution of honey cake on Hoshana Rabba for a sweet new year. (1980s)
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Offerings of Joy
Disc: 184 / Program: 734 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 11 Tishrei, 5751 • September 30, 1990
“…Your name is Simcha – joy, may you be joyful all year round.”
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Waiting for an answer
Disc: 184 / Program: 734 | My Encounter
Rabbi Shmuel Rodal has served as a Chabad emissary, educator, and rabbi of the Beth Shlomo Synagogue in Milan, Italy, for close to fifty years. In the mid-1960s he was a student in Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim in Kfar Chabad, Israel.
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Closer Than You Think
Disc: 184 / Program: 733 | Talk
Event Date: 27 Elul, 5744 • September 24, 1984
The Torah reading of Ha’azinu consists of a song delivered by Moses on the last day of his life. In it he exhorts the Jewish people to be faithful to G-d, and calls upon the heavens and earth to bear witness.
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Sukkos
Disc: 184 / Program: 733 | Timeless Moment
A group of Chassidim representing Chabad communities around the world, along with members of the Rebbe’s secretariat, are invited into the Rebbe’s study, to choose for themselves the Four Species for the upcoming Festival. (Late 1970s)
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Season’s Greetings
Disc: 184 / Program: 733 | Eye to Eye
“It might be a new year, but the esrogim were planted two or three years ago…” (Collage)
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Matters of Faith
Disc: 184 / Program: 733 | My Encounter
Yosef Shandling reconnected to his Jewish roots as a senior in college. In 1970, as a student in Yeshiva Hadar Hatorah in Brooklyn, New York, he had an audience with the Rebbe.
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Repentance with Joy
Disc: 183 / Program: 732 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5727 • September 20, 1966
“Seek G-d when he is found, call Him when He is near.” Our sages teach that this verse refers to the Ten Days Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when our repentance is especially effective and accepted immediately by G-d. ExpandMore
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Kos Shel Bracha
Disc: 183 / Program: 732 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 2 Tishrei, 5737 • September 26, 1976
The Rebbe distributes wine from his cup of blessing, following Rosh Hashana.
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Protecting our Interests
Disc: 183 / Program: 732 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 15 Elul, 5751 • August 25, 1991
May G-d grant that the rulings of the consulate should be in a manner that the Jewish nation will be happy to fulfill them.
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Sound Advice
Disc: 183 / Program: 732 | My Encounter
Rabbi Avraham Tanzer has served as head of Yeshiva College and spiritual leader of the Glenhazel Hebrew Congregation in Johannesburg, South Africa, for over five decades. In 1966, he had an audience with the Rebbe.
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