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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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The Year-Long Month
Disc: 198 / Program: 790 | Talk
Event Date: 7 Cheshvan, 5746 • October 22, 1985
In Temple times, the seventh day of the month of Cheshvan meant that the festivals of the month of Tishrei were well and truly behind us. It was the date that the last of the pilgrims would return home from Jerusalem.
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Kos Shel Bracha
Disc: 198 / Program: 790 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 23 Tishrei, 5749 • October 04, 1988
Following the festival of Simchas Torah, the Rebbe distributes from the wine of Havdalah to the Chasidim gathered.
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A Fresh Start
Disc: 198 / Program: 790 | Eye to Eye
Regarding the annual study of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, when study of a part of Torah is completed, it must at once begin anew, as was just done on Simchas Torah. You probably don’t need a reminder, but you can remind your students. (Collage)
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Unpack the Merchandise
Disc: 198 / Program: 790 | My Encounter
Rabbi Shimon Bekerman serves on the board of the Chabad Youth Organization in Israel. In 1965 he traveled to New York for the month of Tishrei and had his first audience with the Rebbe.
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A Greater Kind of Joy
Disc: 198 / Program: 789 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Tishrei, 5741 • September 30, 1980
The nights of the festival of Sukkos are marked by Simchas Beis Hashoeva, dancing and joyous celebration reminiscent of the festivities in Temple times. The final day of Sukkos, Hoshana Rabbah, is marked in a more solemn way, as it is the day on which the judgement that began on Rosh Hashanah is sealed. But that should not be a reason not to celebrate.
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Hoshana Rabbah Prayers
Disc: 198 / Program: 789 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 21 Tishrei, 5749 • October 02, 1988
A special video montage of the morning prayers on Hoshana Rabbah, including the Rebbe reciting Hallel and waving the Four Species.
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Dance for Joy
Disc: 198 / Program: 789 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 24 Av, 5751 • August 04, 1991
On Simchas Torah, you must dance for the Torah, also, not only for your own private joy. You can still fulfill it this coming Simchas Torah. Until then, may you grow in your physical health, and even more, in the health of your soul, in your study of Torah and performance of commandments.
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The Doctors Said I Was Going Blind
Disc: 198 / Program: 789 | My Encounter
Yisroel Swimmer is a chief financial officer living in Lawrence, New York. In the 1980s, he was a child growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa. (1983)
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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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