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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The Right Priorities
Disc: 182 / Program: 728 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Shevat, 5724 • January 25, 1964
The thirteenth of Elul marks the wedding day of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the Sixth Rebbe, and presents an opportunity to focus on what’s truly important.
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Nigun 'Asher Bara'
Disc: 182 / Program: 728 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 13 Elul, 5745 • August 30, 1985
Chasidim sing a song with words from the wedding liturgy.
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A Foundation for Life
Disc: 182 / Program: 728 | Eye to Eye
“This will be a receptacle for G-d Almighty’s blessings, for the preparation of the wedding itself.” (Collage)
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Like a Father
Disc: 182 / Program: 728 | My Encounter
Rabbi Tzvi Abba Lerman recalls the special attention the Rebbe gave him in the early 1950s, in connection to his wedding.
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G-d in the Everyday
Disc: 182 / Program: 727 | Talk
Event Date: 27 Av, 5742 • August 16, 1982
The month of Elul is a time of introspection and preparation for the Days of Awe. In an address to children, the Rebbe teaches how we can all infuse these days with greater meaning. ExpandMore
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Nigun 'Kesivah'
Disc: 182 / Program: 727 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 20 Av, 5749 • August 21, 1989
During the distribution of dollars for charity at the conclusion of a children’s rally, chasidim sing a song with the words of “May you be inscribed and sealed for a sweet New Year”.
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Shatnez and Redemption
Disc: 182 / Program: 727 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 19 Elul, 5750 • September 09, 1990
“May G-d help, that we are soon able to use shatnez in the Temple service.”
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To Each in His Way
Disc: 182 / Program: 727 | My Encounter
Rabbi Nochum Cohen is an educator and rabbi serving the needs of diverse Jewish communities across Israel. During a trip to the United States in the 1970s, he had an audience with the Rebbe.
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The Golden Years, Part 2: Making Every Moment Count
Disc: 182 / Program: 726 | Talk
Event Date: 1 Elul, 5740 • August 13, 1980
During a gathering in 1980 marking the passing of his father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, the Rebbe announced that it was high time that seniors start using their time more productively. He went on to establish a network of institutions to help them do just that. It was called Kolel Tiferes Zkeinim, Levi Yitzchak. ExpandMore
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Scenes of a 1976 Farbrengen
Disc: 182 / Program: 726 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 20 Av, 5736 • August 16, 1976
Newly acquired film of a farbrengen in honor of the yahrzeit of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson.
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In My Father’s Name
Disc: 182 / Program: 726 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 20 Iyar, 5743 • May 03, 1983
“The synagogue carries my father’s name, so it has a connection to me, also.”
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Never Stuck
Disc: 182 / Program: 726 | My Encounter
Stranded in an airport away from their families, Miryam Swerdlov recalls the phone call made to the Rebbe. The Rebbe’s response was a life lesson for all Jews. (1967)
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The Golden Years, Part 1: Non-Retirement
Disc: 182 / Program: 725 | Talk
Event Date: 1 Elul, 5740 • August 13, 1980
At an age when most people retire, the Rebbe initiated an unprecedented expansion of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, and called for seventy new institutions to open their doors. Here the Rebbe shares his thoughts on putting one’s golden years to use.
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Afternoon Prayers
Disc: 182 / Program: 725 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 20 Av, 5736 • August 16, 1976
The Rebbe leads Mincha, the Afternoon Prayer, on the occasion of his father’s yahrtzeit.
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Forget About It
Disc: 182 / Program: 725 | Eye to Eye
“I don’t believe in retirement…strength comes from G-d Almighty." (Collage)
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Documenting History
Disc: 182 / Program: 725 | My Encounter
Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Gottlieb was an author and biographer living in Betar Illit, Israel. Bothered by the fact that so little was known about the Rebbes’ father, he decided to write a book about him. (1960s)
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The Greatest of Holidays
Disc: 181 / Program: 724 | Talk
Event Date: 15 Av, 5746 • August 20, 1986
Kabbalistic teachings explain that if G-d ever allows for a descent in goodness and holiness, it can only be for the purpose of achieving something even greater. This concept, in fact, sheds light on a peculiar statement in the Mishnah. An address about the unique holiday marked on the 15th of Av. ExpandMore
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Havdalah
Disc: 181 / Program: 724 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 11 Av, 5751 • July 22, 1991
At the conclusion of the fast of Tisha B’av, the Rebbe listens to havdalah being recited in 770.
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In Moshiach’s Times
Disc: 181 / Program: 724 | Eye to Eye
In Moshiach’s time there will also be wealthy people. So you’ll have what to do then too. May you go from strength to strength, and may we very soon gather together with all Jews in the Holy Land. You will take the money along with you, so there is no need to worry. (Collage)
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Surgeon Without Surgery
Disc: 181 / Program: 724 | My Encounter
Dr. Leonard Lovitch is a general surgeon in Whittier, California. Originally members of a Conservative temple in North Hollywood, he and his wife were first introduced to Chabad in the mid-1970s. At one point, still in the beginning of his career, he was stepping on an unstable stool when he slipped and injured his eye. The prognosis wasn’t good, and he decided to ask the Rebbe for advice. He did, in fact, get an answer from the Rebbe, but it had no apparent connection to the injury of his eye. (1982)
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