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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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“For My Children? Only the Best!”
Disc: 196 / Program: 782 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
How many times does every parent ask him or herself: “Am I giving my child the very best that’s out there?” Here, the Rebbe argues that “the best” is not just wishful thinking, it’s an obligation.
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No Time to Quit
Disc: 157 / Program: 628 | My Encounter
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
After some difficult first years as a shliach in New York City, Rabbi Shlomo Kugel was ready to throw in the towel, and sent a letter of resignation to the Rebbe’s secretariat just before Rosh Hashana. The Rebbe’s refusal to accept his resignation continues to drive him further each day. (1980's)
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The King Awaits
Disc: 157 / Program: 626 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
The Alter Rebbe offers a parable illustrating G-d’s closeness to every Jew during the month of Elul ExpandMore
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How a Father Acts
Disc: 157 / Program: 625 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
The verse commands: “You shall surely rebuke your fellow.” Nevertheless, one must deliver the rebuke joyfully, good-naturedly, and gently. ExpandMore
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Engineering Light
Disc: 156 / Program: 623 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
The windows in the Temple were designed to be narrow on the inside and wide on the outside, representing the fact that its purpose is to shine outward and share the light with the rest of the world. The goblets in the Temple Menorah also symbolize this idea. ExpandMore
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Farbrengen
Disc: 156 / Program: 621 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
At the conclusion of a farbrengen, the Rebbe hands a small bottle of vodka to Rabbi Dovid Raskin, and instructs him to use its contents toward a farbrengen in Crown Heights, and to have some of it sent to camp Gan Yisroel for a farbrengen there as well.
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How a Father Acts
Disc: 92 / Program: 366 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
A Jew is instructed to give rebuke, as the verse commands: “You shall surely rebuke your fellow.” Nevertheless, you can deliver the rebuke joyfully, good-naturedly, and gently. ExpandMore
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“For My Children? Only the Best!”
Disc: 90 / Program: 360 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
Parents are never satisfied to provide their children with the minimum, or even the average. For their own needs a father or mother might settle for less, but for their children they want only the greatest and the best they can provide. If this is so with food and clothing, which are quite temporary, how much more so when it comes to a child’s spiritual education, which impacts the rest of his or her entire life. ExpandMore
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Solutions, Not Blame
Disc: 82 / Program: 327 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
The Talmud in Tractate Megillah relates: “Rabbi Eliezer says we do not read Ezekiel 16 publicly, for it recounts the undesirable behavior of the Jewish people in Jerusalem. In practice, we do not follow Rabbi Eliezer’s opinion. Why, then, did the Talmud record this? ExpandMore
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The Sin-Monger
Disc: 78 / Program: 309 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
The Rebbe explains the best way to rebuke a fellow who is seemingly guilty of sin. ExpandMore
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Engineering Light
Disc: 71 / Program: 284 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
Many manuscripts of Maimonides’ Commentary to the Mishna show an illustration of the Holy Menorah in which each decorative goblet on the Menorah’s branches face upward. But Maimonides’ own handwritten sketch of the Menorah shows the exact opposite: They face downward. ExpandMore
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The King Awaits
Disc: 65 / Program: 258 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
The first Chabad Rebbe offers a parable illustrating G-d’s closeness of every individual during the Hebrew month of Elul. ExpandMore
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“And the Rebbe Teaches the Small Children Alef Beis…”
Disc: 64 / Program: 256 | Talk
Event Date: 30 Av, 5742 • August 19, 1982
The Lubavitcher Rebbes were emphatic that children be taught the Hebrew letters and vowels separately, and only afterwards how to pronounce them together — for example, to recite: "Kumatz-Alef — Uh". Each individual letter, vowel and sound was given at Sinai, and therefore, each must be articulated in its own right. ExpandMore
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