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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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The Crown Jewel
Disc: 183 / Program: 729 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Kislev, 5744 • November 24, 1983
The eighteenth of Elul marks the birth of two leaders that revolutionized the Jewish world. The Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chasidic movement, and the Alter Rebbe, founder of Chabad. Yet if their teachings are so vital, why did they come so late in Jewish history?
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Light Unto the Nations: Part 2
Disc: 68 / Program: 272 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Kislev, 5744 • November 24, 1983
Maimonides rules that every Jew was commanded at Sinai to influence all of mankind to observe the Seven Noahide Laws. Therefore, even in a place where not a single Jew seems to live, you must do everything in your power to make that place more civilized, by promoting the observance of the Seven Noahide Laws. ExpandMore
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Light Unto the Nations: Part 1
Disc: 68 / Program: 271 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Kislev, 5744 • November 24, 1983
After being freed from Russian prison on the 19th of Kislev, 1798, the Alter Rebbe wrote a letter describing the circumstances surrounding his liberation. It is striking to see how much emphasis he places on the impact his liberation had on the non-Jews of S. Petersburg. ExpandMore
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The Inner Meaning of Yud Tes Kislev
Disc: 42 / Program: 168 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Kislev, 5744 • November 24, 1983
With the Alter Rebbe's release from prison in 1798, he began to teach Torah's secrets in a way that would brighten every Jewish home, and would permeate the outside world. ExpandMore
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Two Prayers for World Peace
Disc: 17 / Program: 65 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Kislev, 5744 • November 24, 1983
To counter escalating conflicts in the world, the Rebbe requests that all Jews add in prayer for world peace and tranquility: It is crucial for all Jews, without exception, to begin their daily prayers by declaring, “I hereby accept upon myself the Mitzvah to ‘Love your fellow as yourself.’” This not only prevents quarreling in general; it will bring an end to the exile, itself caused by a lack of love for others. ExpandMore
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Chassidus – The Crown Jewel
Disc: 14 / Program: 54 | Talk
Event Date: 18 Kislev, 5744 • November 24, 1983
The mystical secrets of Torah were always studied by the Jewish people, but during most of Jewish history they were guarded and only accessible to a scholarly elite. In later generations these teachings were disseminated to a wider extent, but even then, they were only comprehensible to the initiated; the spiritual illumination of these teachings reached the outside world through those who studied them. ExpandMore
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