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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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You Can Be a Hakhel Jew
Disc: 146 / Program: 584 | Talk
Event Date: 17 Tishrei, 5748 • October 10, 1987
When the Temple stood, the Jewish people would gather from all over the Land of Israel for Hakhel, to hear the king read from the Torah in the Holy Temple. This event occurred every seven years. ExpandMore
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Grab the Bull by the Horns
Disc: 110 / Program: 440 | Talk
Event Date: 17 Tishrei, 5748 • October 10, 1987
According to Jewish tort law, the first three times an ox gores another animal, the owner pays only half damages, for he cannot be expected to foresee and control the ox’s sudden rage. After three times, the owner must pay full damages, for the animal’s violent nature has been established and the owner should have taken proper precautions. Maimonides rules, however, that if a violent ox is sold or given as a gift to a new owner, the ox is given a fresh clean slate. ExpandMore
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