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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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G-d in the Details
Disc: 191 / Program: 764 | Talk
Event Date: 4 Sivan, 5747 • June 01, 1987
On each day of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuos, it is customary to study a page of the Talmudic tractate Sotah, which consists of 49 pages. But the origins of this custom are immediately called into question: The Talmud existed well before the age of printing, and no two copies had the same format; the pages are always different. Additionally, the first prints of Talmud didn’t have an identical typeface either. Later, one format became common in which Tractate Sotah happens to have forty nine folios. Why then, do we associate Tractate Sotah with the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot? ExpandMore
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Farbrengen Erev Shavuos
Disc: 166 / Program: 664 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 4 Sivan, 5747 • June 01, 1987
Chasidim sing a joyous nigun at a farbrengen in the days leading up to the festival of Shavuos.
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