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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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Pursuit of Peace
Disc: 173 / Program: 692 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5745 • December 13, 1984
The Alter Rebbe’s release on 19 Kislev was so surprising that even government ministers were awed by the course of events. The same ministers who ordered his arrest and forbade the dissemination of Chassidism, gave him freedom and allowed him to continue spreading Torah. ExpandMore
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Answering to a Higher Authority
Disc: 133 / Program: 529 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5745 • December 13, 1984
In 1985, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case about an Alabama law allowing public school teachers to start each day with a moment of silence for meditation or voluntary prayer. ExpandMore
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Exile + 1 = Redemption
Disc: 56 / Program: 223 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5745 • December 13, 1984
Hebrew, the Holy Tongue, is utterly precise. In Hebrew, “Exile” is called “Golah.” But this very word also hints the path to redemption. By inserting the letter Alef, the word “Golah — Exile” becomes “Geulah — Redemption.” ExpandMore
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Stars, Stripes and Lights
Disc: 30 / Program: 117 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5745 • December 13, 1984
Imprisoned in Czarist Russia, the Alter Rebbe’s case was at the mercy of the most anti-Semitic officials of the most powerful country in the world. Miraculously, his acquittal was ordered by the Czar himself, and he was freed on Yud-Tes Kislev. ExpandMore
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True Charity
Disc: 17 / Program: 67 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5745 • December 13, 1984
The Talmud explains that the verse, “He redeemed my soul in peace from battles against me, because of the many who were with me,” refers to, “One who works in Torah and charity…” A business owner isn’t satisfied with the clientele who find him; he publicizes his goods and services. His work also has no end; it is constantly on his mind. To work in Torah and charity means going beyond the realm of ‘obligation’ – developing self-motivation for personal growth, and exerting relentless effort to improve the spiritual and physical welfare of others. ExpandMore
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Daled Bavos
Disc: 17 / Program: 66 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5745 • December 13, 1984
A deep meditative Niggun attributed to the Alter Rebbe. It is sung only on special occasions.
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Sheyiboneh
Disc: 6 / Program: 22 | Soul Strings
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5745 • December 13, 1984
“May it be Your will, Lord our G-d and G-d of our fathers, that the Temple be speedily rebuilt in our days, and grant us our portion in Your Torah.” From the daily prayers.
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The Purpose of Evil
Disc: 3 / Program: 10 | Talk
Event Date: 19 Kislev, 5745 • December 13, 1984
The seminal book of Chasidic philosophy, the Tanya, teaches that each Jew has two inclinations within themselves. One is good, advising him to follow the Torah and perform Mitzvos, and the other is the opposite. ExpandMore
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