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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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Rabbi Shimon’s Joy
Disc: 140 / Program: 557 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Iyar, 5744 • May 20, 1984
On Lag B’omer, Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai proclaimed: “This is the day of my rejoicing!” What was it that made Rabbi Shimon so joyful? ExpandMore
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Lag B’omer Parade
Disc: 127 / Program: 506 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 18 Iyar, 5744 • May 20, 1984
Celebration of Lag B’omer, 5744, as captured by the lens of Sholom Ber Goldstein.
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The Tanners' Market
Disc: 113 / Program: 451 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Iyar, 5744 • May 20, 1984
Rabbi Elazar son of Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai taught: “G-d promises the Jewish people in exile: ‘I shall never reject them or abhor them to break My covenant with them.’ This is like a man whose bride lives in a leather tanners’ market, where everything reeks. Were she not there, he would never have entered. But because she is there, it smells to him like a spice market, the most beautiful scent in the world.” ExpandMore
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Rabbi Shimon’s Joy
Disc: 100 / Program: 400 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Iyar, 5744 • May 20, 1984
On Lag B’omer, Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai proclaimed: “This is the day of my rejoicing!” He also requested every Jew to share in his joy, so his own delight is increased when he sees many Jews rejoicing together. ExpandMore
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One
Disc: 64 / Program: 254 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Iyar, 5744 • May 20, 1984
An address to children at the 1984 Lag B’omer parade “You shall love your fellow as yourself.” We see this commandment expressed here today through the great number of Jewish children who have gathered together. Although you come from different walks of life, you all sit together today, showing esteem for one another, and resolving together to grow in Torah and Mitzvos. ExpandMore
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Profession of the Jewish Child
Disc: 22 / Program: 88 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Iyar, 5744 • May 20, 1984
Lag B’omer celebrates the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, and is a time to draw inspiration from his life’s work. Rabbi Shimon’s Torah study was so great that it was his “occupation,” a level unattained even by his greatest peers. But how, then, is a young child to attempt to emulate him? ExpandMore
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G-d is With Us in Exile
Disc: 10 / Program: 37 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Iyar, 5744 • May 20, 1984
Exile is a state when the world does not fully endorse the truth. Throughout history, Jews have risen above many attempts to discredit and hinder their devotion to G-d, and so must we do. ExpandMore
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