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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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Chanukah and Chasidism
Disc: 186 / Program: 744 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5731 • December 17, 1970
Chasidism is often challenged based on the fact that it’s a relatively new path in the service of the Almighty. But the laws of Chanukah actually provide an important answer for this question. The Torah and Mitzvos are our best weapon against the darkness of the world around us. As we get closer to the end of this exile and the darkness increases, it’s also necessary to add more light as a counterbalance. Jewish observance has minimums set by Jewish Law. Then there’s going beyond these minimums, to “beautify” it, which can be done in various ways. The lesson of the Chanukah lights for the year ahead is to strive to be the best Jews we can possibly be. ExpandMore
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Nigun Daled Bavos
Disc: 135 / Program: 540 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5731 • December 17, 1970
The Nigun of Four Stanzas, composed by the Alter Rebbe.
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Farbrengen
Disc: 134 / Program: 536 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5731 • December 17, 1970
A unique glimpse at preparations for a farbrengen in 770.
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Nigun “Ki Elokim Yoshia Tzion”
Disc: 68 / Program: 272 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5731 • December 17, 1970
“G-d will redeem Zion and build the cities of Judah, and they will dwell there and posses it. The descendants of His servants will inherit it and those who love His name will establish themselves there.” (Psalms 69:36, 37)
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Ana Avda
Disc: 23 / Program: 92 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5731 • December 17, 1970
“I am the servant of the Holy One, blessed be He, before Whom, and before Whose glorious Torah, I bow at all times.” From the prayers preceding the Torah reading.
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V’somachto
Disc: 21 / Program: 82 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5731 • December 17, 1970
“And you shall rejoice in your Festival… and you will be only happy.” (Deuteronomy 16:14, 15)
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Tune of Ashreinu
Disc: 13 / Program: 52 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5731 • December 17, 1970
A lively Chassidic Nigun.
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Farbrengen’s End
Disc: 3 / Program: 12 | Timeless Moment
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5731 • December 17, 1970
Appeal with opportunity to ask for blessing. A bottle is given to Russian Jews to be distributed for L’chaim. A bottle is given for Jerusalem to be distributed. The Challah is given away, last L’chaims are said, after-blessing is recited, and the Rebbe leaves, taking along the notes for blessing.
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