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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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Nigun Vesamachta
Disc: 190 / Program: 760 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
Chassidim sing a lively Chasidic nigun during a Purim farbrengen.
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Nigun Simcha
Disc: 189 / Program: 755 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar I, 5733 • February 16, 1973
Chasidim sing a lively Chasidic Nigun during a spirited Farbrengen celebrating Purim.
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The Rebbe and the Best-Selling Author
Disc: 174 / Program: 695 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
The Rebbe vocally and repeatedly called for every individual to utilize his or her unique talents and abilities to help promote a spirit of G-dliness in the world. ExpandMore
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Two Days of Purim
Disc: 151 / Program: 602 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
When king Achashverosh gave permission to the Jews fight off their enemies, he allowed an extra day for those in Shushan. The day after Purim, called Shushan Purim, is celebrated to mark this special phenomenon. In a sense this is more than just an historical commemoration; it celebrates the ability in general, to add to good in a meaningful way. ExpandMore
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Nigun - Hop Kazak
Disc: 151 / Program: 602 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
During a lively Purim farbrengen, the Rebbe enthusiastically encourages the singing of “Hop Kazzak” - a nigun attributed to the “Shpoleh Zeida”.
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The Previous Rebbe's Dangerous Speech in Moscow, 1927
Disc: 124 / Program: 493 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
He spoke about the imperative to provide Jewish children with an authentic Torah education, even under communist rule. ExpandMore
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What Makes Purim Unique
Disc: 111 / Program: 442 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
What makes Purim unique from all other Jewish holidays? ExpandMore
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A Higher Standard of Writing
Disc: 98 / Program: 392 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
If a person has been blessed by G-d with the talent and ability to write a book, no matter what the book’s storyline is, it must communicate to the reader the awareness that “There is a Master of this palace” – that Someone is in charge of this turbulent world. ExpandMore
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Esther, Model for Jewish Women
Disc: 33 / Program: 130 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
Mordechai and Esther are the heroes of Purim, yet the Megillah is named only after Esther. And the initiative that the Megillah be included among the books of the Bible came specifically from Esther. Why is Esther given the spotlight, when her success depended on Mordechai’s plan? ExpandMore
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What Can King Achashverosh Teach You?
Disc: 20 / Program: 79 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
Why does the Megillah describe the extravagance of Achashveirosh’s feast in such great detail, which is irrelevant to the miracles or themes of Purim? ExpandMore
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Atem Shalom
Disc: 19 / Program: 75 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
A traditional song of the Bukharian Jews. The stanzas are lead by Rabbi Refoel Chudidaitov, a ninety-nine year old Bukharian Jew, and all join in to sing the chorus: “Peace to you, peace to your home, peace to all of yours.”
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Distributing L’chaim
Disc: 7 / Program: 28 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
The Rebbe distributes L’chaim at a Purim Farbrengen.
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Vayehi Bimei
Disc: 7 / Program: 27 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5733 • March 18, 1973
“And it was in the days of Achashverosh, the Achashverosh who ruled from Hodu to Kush, one hundred and twenty seven lands.” (Esther 1:1)
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