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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 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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Where Are You?
Disc: 200 / Program: 797 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5718 • December 12, 1957
The founder of Chabad Chasidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, known as the Alter Rebbe, was arrested by the Czarist authorities in Russia. He was accused of treason, aiding the Czars enemies in the Ottoman Empire. In reality, he was simply urging his followers to send charity to the poor Jews of Israel. Spiritually speaking, there was another reason that heaven orchestrated the arrest: the Alter Rebbe was spreading the secrets of Chasidism too widely. ExpandMore
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Nigun Podoh V’sholom
Disc: 200 / Program: 797 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 18 Kislev, 5744 • November 24, 1983
During a Farbrengen marking the Alter Rebbe’s liberation from Czarist prison on the 19th of Kislev, Chasidim sing a Nigun with words from Psalms that he was reciting at the time of his release.
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No Simple Answer
Disc: 200 / Program: 797 | Eye to Eye
You should decide your particular position after trying your hand at different things. Then you can decide if you should continue the same thing or try something else. In general terms, a Jew’s purpose in life is to study Torah regularly, and observe its commandments meticulously. (Collage)
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Two Fateful Letters
Disc: 200 / Program: 797 | My Encounter
Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro is a veteran educator living in Brooklyn, New York. In the early 1980s he was a teacher in the Yeshiva of Brooklyn when he was approached by a student’s parent who had an offer for a business opportunity. After receiving the consent of his boss, he asked the Rebbe for a blessing which he received with a condition. A story about making sure every Jewish child has a letter in a Torah scroll.
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A Whole New Light
Disc: 199 / Program: 796 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Kislev, 5741 • November 18, 1980
The Mitteler Rebbe’s imprisonment came about after the wellsprings of the Baal Shem Tov had already swept the Jewish People, nourishing tens of thousands of souls. Despite all this, there descended a darkness so profound that it challenged even such a great light, and resulted in an imprisonment. But when denser darkness is conquered, the resultant light that shines forth out of the darkness is ever the brighter. ExpandMore
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The 9th of Kislev
Disc: 199 / Program: 796 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 8 Kislev, 5749 • November 17, 1988
The Rebbe encourages the Chasidim to sing the song “Podoh B’sholom” in honor of the birthday and Yahrzeit of the Mitteler Rebbe, Rabbi Dovber of Lubavitch.
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A Good Vision
Disc: 199 / Program: 796 | Eye to Eye
You should be careful to hear kiddush and havdalah – it helps to keep the eyes healthy. May G-d help you see many good things with both eyes, and in an ever–increasing manner. You’re spreading the light of Torah, so you need healthy eyes. Why lose something that God Almighty has given you? You must hold onto it, and G-d Almighty will help you to be successful. (Collage)
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Seeing is Believing
Disc: 199 / Program: 796 | My Encounter
In the 1960s, Moshe Kagan was a student at 770, the Central Lubavitch yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York. It was during this time that his father was in a car accident which caused him to lose his eyesight. His father wanted to avoid bringing any unnecessary pain to his family, and suggested to the Rebbe that he might not participate in his own son’s wedding. The Rebbe did not agree, and gave him a very special blessing.
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Keep Up the Good Work
Disc: 199 / Program: 795 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5742 • April 04, 1982
On the occasion of his eightieth birthday, the Rebbe gives spirited advice to those approaching the age of retirement: Since “man was created to toil,” if G–d gives us another year in this world, it is proof positive that we still have something to accomplish. ExpandMore
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Nigun “Rosh Chodesh Kislev”
Disc: 199 / Program: 795 | Timeless Moment
Chasidim sing the “Rosh Chodesh Kislev Nigun” as the Rebbe distributes dollars to those who lead the Mitzvah campaigns on Chabad’s famous Mitzvah Tanks.
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