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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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Purim Conversations
Disc: 164 / Program: 653 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
The Rebbe speaks with a number of individuals during a joyous farbrengen held on Purim 5732 - 1972.
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Torah 101
Disc: 154 / Program: 614 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
Unlike the Written Torah, when studying the Oral Torah, a person has not fulfilled his obligation of Torah study unless he understands what is being learnt. Nevertheless, exceptions are made for those that aren’t capable of understanding for reasons beyond their control. ExpandMore
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Purim Farbrengen
Disc: 151 / Program: 601 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
The Rebbe converses with individuals while chassidim are singing during a Purim farbrengen.
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Full Time Study
Disc: 144 / Program: 573 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
Torah describes the symbiotic relationship between the sea-faring tribe of Zevulun and the scholarly tribe of Issachar. Zevulun supported the Torah study of Issachar, and shared in the merit of that study. ExpandMore
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When G-d Is Hidden
Disc: 124 / Program: 496 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
A deeper look at the heroine of the Purim story, whose very name means “hidden” in Hebrew. ExpandMore
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Farbrengen
Disc: 120 / Program: 480 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
Two young men approach the Rebbe for a blessing and L’chaim in the days before their weddings.
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Nigun “Ach Du”
Disc: 98 / Program: 392 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
Chasidim sing a lively Nigun.
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Nigun “Kol Dodi”
Disc: 96 / Program: 384 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
The translated lyrics of this chassidic melody are: “Hark! My beloved is knocking: Open for me, my beloved, my dove, my perfect one.” (Song of Songs 5:2)
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The Children Come First: “Light, Joy, Gladness, Glory”
Disc: 72 / Program: 287 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
Today, a myriad influences try to pull children in the wrong direction… But through our honest effort, even those who “bowed to the statue” and “indulged in the royal feast” – their children will study Torah, and the parents, too, will share in Torah’s light. ExpandMore
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Who Should Teach the Children?
Disc: 72 / Program: 286 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
The Midrash relates that when Mordechai learned of Haman’s wicked plot, he immediately gathered 22,000 Jewish children to study Torah with them. This caused a commotion on High, eliciting Divine mercy. ExpandMore
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“L’chaim”
Disc: 57 / Program: 225 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
The Rebbe distributes bottles of L’chaim for Jewish communities in the Land of Israel.
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Education: Sensitivity without Compromise
Disc: 52 / Program: 208 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
It is rare for all students of one age group to be on the same academic level in their learning. Dividing the students into smaller classes - one more advanced than the other - creates a healthy incentive for all the students to grow. ExpandMore
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Torah Light
Disc: 49 / Program: 196 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
At Sinai, the Jews so desired to serve G-d, that they accepted the Written Torah before they had even heard it. But when it came to the complexities of the Oral Torah, their joy was halfhearted. Not until the miracle of Purim did all the Jews wholeheartedly accept the Oral Torah. ExpandMore
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The Night the King Woke Up…
Disc: 46 / Program: 184 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
"On that night the king's sleep was disturbed…" Taken literally this verse refers to King Achashverosh. But the Midrash explains a deeper dimension: "The sleep of the King of the universe was disturbed" - G-d Himself "woke up." ExpandMore
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Vayehi Bimei Achashverosh
Disc: 46 / Program: 182 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
Chassidim sing a lively Nigun to the opening verse of the Purim Megillah: “Now it came to pass in the days of Achashverosh - Achashverosh who reigned from Hodu to Cush, one hundred twenty-seven provinces.”
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Hupp Cossack
Disc: 33 / Program: 129 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
“Jump, Cossack, Jump”. Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Shpoleh, the “Shpoler Zeide” danced to this song in competition against a cossack to gain the freedom of a poor, Jewish innkeeper.
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Niggun Simcha
Disc: 20 / Program: 77 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
A Lively Chassidic Niggun.
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Awakening
Disc: 7 / Program: 28 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar, 5732 • February 29, 1972
Haman, bitter enemy of the Jews, said of their misdeeds, “the Jewish nation is slumbering.” Even their worst enemy perceived that a Jew’s heart is inseparable from G-d. The Jew is merely asleep sometimes, and his heart’s true desire cannot be expressed through our sleeping body. ExpandMore
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