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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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Reward of the Struggle
Disc: 165 / Program: 658 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
As G-d testifies Himself, He came personally to redeem us from our slavery in Egypt to serve Him as His chosen people. But if we’re really God’s chosen people, why does serving Him require such effort and struggle? ExpandMore
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Lasting Freedom
Disc: 152 / Program: 607 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
Although Passover is called the Season of Our Freedom, when the Jewish people were redeemed from Egypt there was no mention of the matter. Instead, they were told by Moses that they are leaving Egypt to serve G-d. ExpandMore
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Why Does G-d Make It Hard?
Disc: 145 / Program: 580 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
We are presented with many opportunities to partner with G-d in creation. Some of these opportunities lie in our most difficult challenges, which serve as reminders that G-d created a world which is in need of perfection. ExpandMore
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The Greatest Job
Disc: 139 / Program: 555 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
The Mishna states in Ethics of the Fathers: “Any Torah study that is not combined with work will not endure.” Elsewhere, the Talmud asserts that man was created for toil in Torah. ExpandMore
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Nigun B’cho Hashem Chosisi
Disc: 116 / Program: 461 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
A melody composed in honor of the Rebbe’s 70th birthday and set to the first verse of chapter 71 in Psalms.
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“She Speaks with Wisdom”
Disc: 84 / Program: 333 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
The Sages say: “Who is a worthy wife? One who does the will of her husband.” Chassidism explains that the Hebrew word, ‘Oseh – does’ also means ‘creates.’ Therefore, “Who is a worthy wife? One who creates the will of her husband.” ExpandMore
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The Greatest Job
Disc: 80 / Program: 320 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
Our sages state in Ethics of the Fathers: “Any Torah study that is not combined with work, will not endure.” Elsewhere the Talmud maintains that man was not born to toil in work, but rather to toil in Torah. So if one has the ability to study Torah exclusively, why “work” at all? ExpandMore
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The Ultimate Career
Disc: 67 / Program: 265 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
The verse states: “Man was born to toil.” Work gives man the opportunity to “partner with G-d in the act of Creation.” The Talmud asks: Exactly what kind of “toil” was man created for? ExpandMore
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The Responsibility of Freedom
Disc: 57 / Program: 227 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
After over fifty years of persecution, Soviet Jews have come out whole in their Judaism and with children following in their ways. Having served G-d with such sacrifice for over a halfcentury, one might argue that they have done their fair share — now it’s time to relax a bit… ExpandMore
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When Do the Good Times Start?
Disc: 54 / Program: 216 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
"G-d placed Adam in the Garden of Eden to work and protect it." The Talmud explains that toil is not a consequence of sin, but rather G-d's original intention for mankind. ExpandMore
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Man as Creator
Disc: 23 / Program: 89 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
By nature, man derives true satisfaction only from something he has worked for. Therefore, G-d created the world in a way that every person must work to enjoy its rewards. But G-d created man’s nature in the first place. Why didn’t He create us to enjoy gifts given to us freely without the need to “deserve” them and exert ourselves for them? ExpandMore
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70 Years, 71 New Institutions
Disc: 21 / Program: 82 | Talk
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
I have been asked: “Now that you’ve reached 70 years isn’t it time to slow down and enjoy some rest? The number of one’s years is irrelevant; the real question is: were those years utilized to the fullest? Every honest person knows he could have accomplished more in his youth, so now is the time to work with greater strength to double one’s achievements. ExpandMore
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Kemofet Hayiti
Disc: 18 / Program: 70 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
“I am a wonder to many; but You are my strong refuge.” (Psalms 71:7) The Chassidim sing a Niggun composed for the Rebbe’s seventieth birthday.
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Kemofet Hayiti
Disc: 6 / Program: 24 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 11 Nissan, 5732 • March 26, 1972
“I am a wonder to many; but You are my strong refuge.” (Psalms 71:7) The Chassidim sing a Niggun composed for the Rebbe’s seventieth birthday.
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