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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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Behind Every Great Jew Is a Great Mother
Disc: 199 / Program: 793 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
Sarah, the first Jewish mother, is a shining example of the great power that every woman has over her family and our entire nation. It was Sarah who insisted that Isaac, not Ishmael, continue Abraham’s progeny. It was she who raised Isaac in his formative years, instilling within him the fortitude to stand up to all tests, and to become the second Patriarch of the Jewish People. ExpandMore
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Brick and Mortar
Disc: 187 / Program: 748 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
Torah relates that the Egyptian exile involved hard labor of “chomer u’leveinim – mortar and brick.” Of the current exile, however, Torah explains that the refinement of “chomer – mortar” is acquired through “kal vachomer – in-depth Torah study,” and the refinement of “leveina– brick,” through “libun hilchisa – clarification of Jewish law." ExpandMore
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Never Too Many Blessings
Disc: 185 / Program: 740 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
The very first command of the Torah is: “Be fruitful and multiply.” Rashi explains: You might think that having one child is already being “fruitful,” so Torah adds “and multiply.” And to remove all doubt, the verse continues, “fill the earth and conquer it.” ExpandMore
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Good Times, Bad Times
Disc: 172 / Program: 687 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
The lives and challenges of our forefather Isaac and his grandson Joseph were very different. Isaac lived out his entire life in the Land of Israel amidst physical prosperity. Joseph spent most of his life in Egypt where he was sold into slavery and ultimately became a powerful ruler. ExpandMore
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Good Times, Bad Times
Disc: 121 / Program: 483 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
The lives and challenges of our forefather Isaac and his grandson Joseph were very different. Isaac lived out his entire life in the Land of Israel amidst physical prosperity. Joseph spent most of his life in Egypt where he was sold into slavery and ultimately became a powerful ruler. ExpandMore
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Maariv
Disc: 118 / Program: 471 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
The Rebbe leads evening services in 770 on the yahrzeit of his mother, Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson.
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The Nigun “Ki Anu Amecha”
Disc: 118 / Program: 470 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
Song lyrics: “For we are Your nation and You are our G-d.” The melody to these words from the High Holiday liturgy was first taught by the Rebbe on Simchas Torah, 5717 – 1956.
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Nigun “Lechatchila Ariber”
Disc: 113 / Program: 449 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
Chasidim sing a favorite nigun of Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch, the Rebbe Maharash.
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Brick and Mortar
Disc: 108 / Program: 429 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
Torah relates that the Egyptian exile involved hard labor of “chomer u’leveinim” – mortar and brick. Whatever spiritual refinement G-d intended for the Jewish people through that exile could only be acquired through mortar and brick – otherwise, G-d would never have put them through it. ExpandMore
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Nigun Hachana
Disc: 107 / Program: 425 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
Chasidim sing a nigun that is attributed to the Rebbe Rashab as preparation to the Alter Rebbe’s niggun (Daled Bavos).
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Never “Too Much” Blessing
Disc: 67 / Program: 266 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
The very first command of the Torah is: “Be fruitful and multiply.” Rashi explains: You might think that having one child is already being “fruitful,” so Torah adds “and multiply.” And to remove all doubt, the verse continues, “fill the earth and conquer it.” ExpandMore
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Divine Service on Two Fronts
Disc: 53 / Program: 212 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
Our Forefather Isaac never stepped foot outside the Land of Israel. His life was spent in the Land where all G-d’s blessings converge and radiate to the rest of the world. Joseph, on the other hand, faced material and spiritual challenges in Egypt. But despite all odds, he became ruler of the empire. The life of every Jew reflects both the life of Isaac and the life of Joseph. ExpandMore
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Behind Every Great Jewish Man Is a Great Jewish Mother
Disc: 41 / Program: 164 | Talk
Event Date: 6 Tishrei, 5741 • September 16, 1980
Sarah, the first Jewish mother, is a shining example of the great power that every woman has over her family and our entire nation. It was Sarah who insisted that Isaac, not Ishmael, continue Abraham’s progeny. It was she who raised Isaac in his formative years, instilling within him the fortitude to stand up to all tests, and to become the second Patriarch of the Jewish People. ExpandMore
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