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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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Nigun Simcha
Disc: 188 / Program: 752 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
During a lively Purim Farbrengen, Chassidim sing a joyous Niggun from the opening verse of the Megillah.
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Tending G-d’s Garden
Disc: 175 / Program: 698 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
The last discourse that Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, published before his passing commences with the verse “I have come into My garden.” The Previous Rebbe explains that this refers to our world, the innermost dwelling place of G-d. ExpandMore
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Nigun Ashreinu
Disc: 148 / Program: 592 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
Chasidim sing the joyous song, Ashreinu, at a farbrengen.
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Farbrengen: Georgian Song
Disc: 137 / Program: 546 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
The Rebbe asks a recent emigrant from Georgia to sing a traditional song of the Georgian Jews.
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Nigun Hisvaadus
Disc: 124 / Program: 495 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
Chasidim sing a rousing melody at a farbrengen marking the passing of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the Previous Rebbe.
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Tending G-d’s Garden
Disc: 122 / Program: 488 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
The last discourse that Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, published before his passing commences with the verse “I have come into My garden.” The Previous Rebbe explains that this refers to our world, the innermost dwelling place of G-d. ExpandMore
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A World of Pain, or of Pleasure?
Disc: 109 / Program: 434 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
In a letter to one of his disciples, Maimonides describes the taxing daily schedule he endured as court physician to the sultan of Egypt. It not only drained him to the point of exhaustion, it also left him nearly no time to pursue the true joy of his life: Torah study. ExpandMore
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Much Nachas
Disc: 87 / Program: 346 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
Between talks at the Yud Shevat Farbrengen in 1972, the Rebbe gives special blessings to a grandfather on the birth of his granddaughter, and to a father on the Bar Mitzvah of his son.
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L'chaim for Distribution by Russian and Georgian Guests
Disc: 76 / Program: 304 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
The Rebbe distributes bottles of L’chaim at a Farbrengen at 770.
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Protector of Her People
Disc: 44 / Program: 176 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
At the time of the Song of Moses, the Jews were in the midst of a great journey through an awesome desert. They had yet to reach, conquer and establish a Jewish homeland. By contrast, at the time of the Song of Deborah, the Jews were already settled in the Land of Israel. Deborah was called upon to organize a campaign against Canaanite invaders. ExpandMore
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"This is My G-d"
Disc: 43 / Program: 172 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
At the crossing of the Red Sea, the Jews proclaimed, "This is my G-d, and I will exalt Him!" But the first to recognize G-d's hand were those children born in Egypt during the harsh decrees. G-d Himself had hidden them away in the fields and sustained them. ExpandMore
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A Song in Georgian
Disc: 43 / Program: 172 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
The Rebbe asks a recent émigré from Georgia to sing a traditional song of the Georgian Jews.
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The Divine Orchard
Disc: 18 / Program: 71 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
“Bosi L’Gani – I have come to My garden.” G-d created this world to be a glorious Divine orchard for His presence. Man is charged with planting and tending this orchard by creating a “fruit-bearing tree” out of his own portion of the world. ExpandMore
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It’s a Beautiful World
Disc: 5 / Program: 19 | Talk
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
The Previous Rebbe wrote a discourse that served as his last teaching. Its title quotes the verse where G-d says, “I have come to My garden, My abode.” By choosing those powerful words, the Rebbe taught his generation and future generations, that beneath all its outer appearances, this world is G-d’s own garden and dwelling place. No matter how strong the urge to give in to cynicism or despair, no matter how bad things may appear, this teaching shows and empowers us to search out and reveal the essential goodness and G-dliness of the entire creation.
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E Vadye (Russian)
Disc: 5 / Program: 18 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
A lively niggun sung during the times of the Soviet Jewish resistance. “Water will not drown us and fire will not burn us”.
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Niggun Yosisu
Disc: 2 / Program: 5 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
“Let all those seek You rejoice and delight in You, and let those who love your deliverance say always, ‘May G-d be exalted!’” (Psalms 70:5) Although the tune of the Niggun is much older, the words were added in honor of the Rebbe’s sixty-ninth birthday.
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