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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 Higher Form of Giving
Disc: 143 / Program: 570 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
When the Jewish people returned from their exile in Babylon, there was a shortage of wood for the altar in the Holy Temple. ExpandMore
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To Die for G-d, or to Live for Him?
Disc: 44 / Program: 173 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
G-d longs for our physical world to become a dwelling place for Him. This mission can only be accomplished by a living person. Man's aspiration should never be to "escape" this world, and certainly never to endanger his own life. Even Rabbi Akiva, who longed his entire life to give up his life for G-d, did not actively pursue this goal. To the contrary, a person must preserve and safeguard his life, and devote his entire being toward elevating the world around him. ExpandMore
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On Faith, Part 2
Disc: 41 / Program: 163 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
All human beings are commanded to believe in G-d. But must they “trust” in Him, as well? ExpandMore
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On Faith, Part 1
Disc: 41 / Program: 1Hudred 62 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
Classic Torah sources teach two conflicting ideas when it comes to “Trust in G-d”: On the one hand, a person is commanded to rest assured that G-d will deliver him from any predicament, in a way that will be openly and clearly good. On the other hand, he must joyfully acknowledge that G-d is the source of all good, and that everything He does is good - so the present state is also “good.” ExpandMore
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Super-responsibility
Disc: 31 / Program: 124 | Eye to Eye
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
Visit by US Senator Rudy Boschwitz. The Rebbe blesses the Senator: “May you have a good, sweet and complete year – full of good action for the benefit of all Jewish people, all people of the United States and all people of the entire world.”
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Everyone in Your Surroundings
Disc: 31 / Program: 123 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
The true and complete Redemption depends on “bringing the entire world to recognize the sovereignty of G-d.” Every person must hasten this, and help prepare the world to serve G-d as one. ExpandMore
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The Tzaddik’s Eternal Influence
Disc: 26 / Program: 101 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
My father gave his life helping to preserve Judaism in communist Russia; thus his Yahrzeit has great significance for all Jews – especially when we see the fruits of his self-sacrifice continuing to bear fruit today, with countless Jews from the Soviet Union observing Torah and Mitzvos. ExpandMore
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The Jew’s Natural Habitat
Disc: 24 / Program: 93 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
G-d promises every Jew: “You shall be for Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” This is not only a request, but also an assurance that no Jew will ever be lost. No matter how far a Jew may wander, his true place remains with G-d, Torah and the Jewish People. Simply by doing a Mitzvah, a Jew comes home. ExpandMore
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Wake Up Yidden
Disc: 22 / Program: 87 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
Upon the Rebbe’s request, campers from Camp Gan Israel begin a camp song. “Wake up, Yidden, from the dream of Golus, get ready to greet our Righteous Moshiach. Redemption is coming swiftly towards us; ‘Behold he is standing right outside our door.’”
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Living and Growing
Disc: 12 / Program: 46 | Talk
Event Date: 20 Av, 5745 • August 07, 1985
Every morning, we thank G-d for giving us life. But there are many different levels of life. Physical growth and energy are much more apparent during childhood than in adulthood. Since body and soul are closely connected, clearly, a child’s soul, as well, develops rapidly during the formative years. ExpandMore
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