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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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A Year of Light
Disc: 147 / Program: 587 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
May the miracle of Chanukah serve as a precedent for bringing light into the entire year.
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“Vine of Israel”
Disc: 102 / Program: 408 | Talk
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
After the Rebbe’s liberation from Soviet-imposed exile, he delivered a Chasidic discourse expounding the verse: “You caused a vine to journey out of Egypt; You expelled nations and implanted it.” The Sages explain that just as a vine is uprooted from its place and replanted elsewhere in order to grow more plentifully, likewise, when G-d moves a Jew to a new location, it is only in order to increase his success. ExpandMore
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Reb Levik’s Niggun
Disc: 64 / Program: 256 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
This lively Simchas Torah Nigun was a favorite of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak.
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Nigun Simcha
Disc: 63 / Program: 249 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
Chassidim sing a joyous Nigun.
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Free Will
Disc: 59 / Program: 233 | Talk
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
An address on the Previous Rebbe's 100th birthday anniversary: The Midrash teaches that G-d created gold only for the Holy Temple. Why, then, did He place gold all over the world, where it can also be used for mundane purposes? Similarly, why did G-d allow His Torah to be lowered from its loftiest heights, to the point that even someone who seeks to misuse it, can comprehend it? ExpandMore
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Nigun “Daled Bavos”
Disc: 56 / Program: 223 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
Chassidim sing the Alter Rebbe’s “Nigun of Four Stanzas.”
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Three Pillars
Disc: 54 / Program: 215 | Talk
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
In discussing the essence of prayer, Maimonides explains that whenever a Jew is in need of anything, he is obligated to pray. But what gives a human the right to ask and expect his needs from G-d? ExpandMore
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L’chaim for Shluchim
Disc: 42 / Program: 165 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
The Rebbe distributes bottles of L’chaim to Shluchim and special guests.
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Torah for its Own Sake
Disc: 40 / Program: 160 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Goldwicht, Rosh Yeshiva of Kerem B’Yavneh visits the Rebbe. "In your son’s case, he should not leave his full-time Torah study to take up a paid position. He should continue to learn Torah for its own sake, not for personal gain."
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Like a Lion
Disc: 11 / Program: 44 | Talk
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
The 12th and 13th of Tammuz celebrate Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn's redemption from Soviet exile. But why does good often come only after hardship? Could G-d not have caused all the benefits resulting from the Rebbe’s liberation, without a painful and restrictive imprisonment?
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100 Years - An Entirely New Level
Disc: VHS Series / Program: Tzav | Talk
Event Date: 12 Tammuz, 5740 • June 26, 1980
This Sunday, Nissan 11 (March 24), marks a centennial since the Rebbe’s birth. We offer you a few clips of the Rebbe marking the same milestone for his predecessor.
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