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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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Prisoners are People
Disc: 156 / Program: 624 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5736 • March 16, 1976
While the modern legal system has prisons at the core of its establishment, the Torah never features prison as a form of punishment, even as a deterrent. This, because the idea of locking someone up is antithetical to the nature of humanity. According to the Torah, a person was put on this earth for a purpose. Withholding one’s ability to achieve that purpose is the most inhumane treatment he can possibly suffer. ExpandMore
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Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin
Disc: 97 / Program: 385 | Talk
Event Date: 14 Adar II, 5736 • March 16, 1976
According to the Arizal, donning Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin is a law, not a custom. The question of “custom” is only whether to don them after Rashi Tefillin or at the same time, but the Arizal holds that all Jewish men are obligated to don both pairs. ExpandMore
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