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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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Two Luminaries
Disc: 201 / Program: 802 | Talk
Event Date: 24 Tevet, 5741 • December 31, 1980
There are many similarities between Maimonides and the Alter Rebbe, the Founder of Chabad Chasidism. They both issued decisions on Jewish law that guide all later generations. ExpandMore
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Nigun of Four Stanzas
Disc: 201 / Program: 802 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 23 Tevet, 5723 • January 19, 1963
On the eve of 24 Teves, the Rebbe conducts a special farbrengen in honor of the 150th year since the passing of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Chasidism.
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The Merit of Mishnah
Disc: 201 / Program: 802 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 14 Av, 5750 • August 05, 1990
“The Alter Rebbe writes that in the merit of the study of Mishnah we will be redeemed from exile. May you bear good tidings in your project to encourage Mishnah study in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.”
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Worth Waiting
Disc: 201 / Program: 802 | My Encounter
Eitan Ben-David is a businessman and philanthropist living in Jerusalem, Israel. In the early ‘70s, his wife had become pregnant, but the doctors deemed the pregnancy unsafe due to a condition that she was suffering from, and advised them to go through with an abortion. Unsure about how to proceed within the parameters of Jewish law, they penned an urgent letter to the Rebbe.
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True Living in Egypt
Disc: 201 / Program: 801 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
As a young child, the Tzemach Tzedek once asked the Alter Rebbe how Jacob’s best years could have been in Egypt, a land of immorality. ExpandMore
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Maimonides’ Yahrtzeit
Disc: 201 / Program: 801 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 20 Tevet, 5750 • January 17, 1990
“On the day that a Tzaddik passes away all his life’s work is revealed – “and effects salvation throughout the world.” How much more so in regard to Maimonides, who taught the entire Torah to “young and old alike.”
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Extra-Strength Mitzvah
Disc: 201 / Program: 801 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 11 Tammuz, 5748 • June 26, 1988
“The Alter Rebbe extols the greatness of charity given to the Holy Land. All charity hastens the Redemption, but in Israel even more so.”
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Home Remedy
Disc: 201 / Program: 801 | My Encounter
In the late 1950s, Chana Chanowitz and her Husband, Chaim Chanowitz, were living on the Upper West Side of New York City. At one point, Chaim was plagued by terrible stomach ulcers. The doctors urged an urgent surgery, but when they asked the Rebbe, they received different advice.
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The Root of the Problem
Disc: 200 / Program: 800 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Tevet, 5743 • December 26, 1982
The Tenth of Teves commemorates the siege of Jerusalem, the beginning of a series of events that lead to the eventual destruction of the Holy Temple and the Jews’ captivity in Babylonia. ExpandMore
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Mincha Prayers on the Tenth of Teves
Disc: 200 / Program: 800 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 2 Tevet, 5744 • December 08, 1983
The Rebbe is called to the Torah and recites the Haftorah during the afternoon prayers on the fast of the Tenth of Teves.
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The Right Kind of Clients
Disc: 200 / Program: 800 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 26 Cheshvan, 5752 • November 03, 1991
You were complaining that you don’t have enough clients; may you soon have many, but peaceful cases. You don’t necessarily need disputes for business, since people also need lawyers for peaceful matters.
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Let’s Make a Deal
Disc: 200 / Program: 800 | My Encounter
Rabbi Nachman Sudak was the director of Chabad’s operations in the United Kingdom for over five decades. At one particular point of financial strain, he turned to a supporter asking for help. The amount they had to come up with seemed way beyond their reach, but with faith, perseverance, and many blessings from the Rebbe, the story finally came to a happy end. (mid 1980s)
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No Need to Compromise
Disc: 200 / Program: 799 | Talk
Event Date: 27 Kislev, 5714 • December 04, 1953
We all know the story of Chanukah: With all the odds against them, the Jews were victorious over their enemies. However, when they returned to the Holy Temple, they found that all the oil for the Menorah was defiled. God made a miracle and the oil lasted for eight days until they could procure new oil that was pure. ExpandMore
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Didan Notzach Anniversary (Mincha)
Disc: 200 / Program: 799 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 5 Tevet, 5749 • December 13, 1988
The 5th of Teves marks the day that Chabad won the court case surrounding the ownership of the Chabad library. On this day in 5749, during the year of mourning for his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushkah, the Rebbe leads the afternoon services.
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Chanukah Blessings
Disc: 200 / Program: 799 | Eye to Eye
Like the Chanukah lights that shine outside, education, too, must illuminate the “outside.” May you be blessed with a speedy recovery and have no need of a cane, and be able to dance joyously on Chanukah. (Collage)
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Living with the Times
Disc: 200 / Program: 799 | My Encounter
Rabbi Yisroel Rubin has served as the director of Chabad of the Capital District in Albany, New York, for over forty years. In the summer of 1970, he was on the staff of Camp Gan Israel of Montreal, Canada. He wanted to do something to encourage the children to study Chitas, a daily portion from the Chumash, Psalms, and Tanya. His project ended up lasting longer than the short summer he had planned, and the Rebbe’s blessings and encouragement motivated him throughout.
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Much to Accomplish Together
Disc: 200 / Program: 798 | Talk
Event Date: 28 Kislev, 5746 • December 11, 1985
During Chanukah in 1985, a joint rally was held at 770 for groups of seniors and young children. Addressing the gathering, the Rebbe explained their shared lessons and the rally’s special connection to Chanukah. ExpandMore
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Light the Menorah
Disc: 200 / Program: 798 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 1 Tevet, 5745 • December 25, 1984
The full Menorah, with all its lights, being kindled in 770 during a special children’s rally on the eighth night of Chanukah.
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Menorahs for Moscow
Disc: 200 / Program: 798 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 3 Kislev, 5752 • November 10, 1991
May you distribute the Chanukah Menorahs to the Jews in Russia in an auspicious time with blessings and success.
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A Chanukah Miracle
Disc: 200 / Program: 798 | My Encounter
In the early 1950s, Shmuel Langsam was a young child growing up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. It was Chanukah time when his mother received some frightening news from the doctor. In 1952, this cancer wasn’t something that could be cured. In desperation, they pulled all the strings they could, for her to receive the Rebbe’s blessing. When they finally got to the Rebbe, he wasn’t worried at all, much to their relief.
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