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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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Nigun - Ata V’chartanu
Disc: 193 / Program: 769 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
Chassidim sing “Ata V’chartanu,” a Nigun with words from the holiday liturgy.
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Turn Up the Light
Disc: 170 / Program: 680 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
A Jew’s purpose is to illuminate all the world around him. To “illuminate” does not mean to change the order of creation; rather, light enables one to discern the true nature and purpose of what already is there. ExpandMore
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Seeing the Light
Disc: 170 / Program: 678 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
Like sunglasses which block the powerful light emanating from the sun, our physical bodies cover and conceal the precious light of our souls. But surely, this was orchestrated by G-d for a purpose. Our mission, we are told, is to bring forth the concealed light of the soul. Through following in the ways of Torah, and elevating ourselves with the performance of its commandments, we will illuminate our surroundings, and expose the divinity that lies within.
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Nigun Ata Vechartanu
Disc: 131 / Program: 524 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
A nigun based on the words from the festival prayers, “You have chosen us from among all the nations.” The Rebbe taught this song on Simchas Torah, 5721, 1960.
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Hatoras Nedarim
Disc: 105 / Program: 419 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
The Rebbe recites the Annulment of Vows on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah.
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The Ohel
Disc: 102 / Program: 407 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
The Rebbe brings petitions for blessing to the resting place of his father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch.
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Family Tree
Disc: 92 / Program: 366 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
The Rebbe is presented with a book listing the descendants of the Alter Rebbe.
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Seeing Beyond the Seeable
Disc: 69 / Program: 276 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
Originally released: 12/27/2009 12:00:00 AM
When the protective shield is removed for a split moment, one can glimpse the true reality beneath all the external layers ExpandMore
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Turn Up the Light
Disc: 66 / Program: 261 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
A Jew’s purpose is to illuminate all the world around him. To “illuminate” does not mean to change the order of creation; rather, light enables one to discern the true nature and purpose of what already is there. ExpandMore
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Preparations for the Ohel
Disc: 64 / Program: 254 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
As he leaves 770 to prepare to visit the Ohel, the Rebbe distributes coins to children to give to charity.
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Nigun “Atah V’chartanu”
Disc: 49 / Program: 195 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
“You have chosen us from among all the nations; You have loved us and found favor with us. You have raised us above all tongues and made us holy through Your commandments. You, our King, have drawn us near to Your service and proclaimed Your great and holy Name upon us.” (From the Festival Prayers) The Rebbe taught this song on Simchas Torah 5721 - 1960
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Maamar – Erev Rosh Hashanah, 5740
Disc: 39 / Program: 155 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
Chassidim sing the Maamar Niggun in preparation for a Chassidic discourse.
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A Three-Part Vow
Disc: 27 / Program: 107 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
Tanya begins with a passage from the Talmud: “An oath is administered to the soul before it is born into the world: Be righteous and be not wicked.” The root of the Hebrew word for “oath” connotes not only G-d’s entreaty to the soul; it reveals that through this oath, G-d fills the soul with brimming capacity to accomplish its mission below. ExpandMore
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Atah V’chartanu
Disc: 10 / Program: 39 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
“You have chosen us from among all the nations; You have loved us and found favor with us. You have raised us above all tongues and made us holy through Your commandments. You, our King, have drawn us near to Your service and proclaimed Your great and holy Name upon us.” From the Festival Prayers. The Rebbe taught this song on Simchas Torah 5721 – 1960.
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True Living in Egypt
Disc: 4 / Program: 15 | Talk
Event Date: 29 Elul, 5740 • September 10, 1980
The third Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek, once asked his grandfather, the Alter Rebbe: Why do we say that our forefather Jacob not only dwelled in Egypt for seventeen years, but those were his best years? Egypt was a very immoral land; how could this be? ExpandMore
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