Wednesday, July 30, 2008

United, We Stand

From Living Torah (Volume 51, Episode 203)

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Exile and the Jew are complete opposites! A Jew is the “only son” of G-d, King of kings. And a prince - especially the only son of the King of kings - has only one place fit for him: by his Father’s side. Why then, were the Jewish People exiled from their Father’s palace?

The original cause of the exile was disunity among Jews. But this descent only paves the way for a greater ascent. As Isaiah declares: “For a fleeting moment I have forsaken you, and with great mercy I shall gather you” - with even greater unity than ever before.

Even whilst in exile, G-d transforms the bitterness of our dispersion into a remedy, by distributing the Jews among many nations, thereby ensuring our people’s survival. So though a non-Jew may perceive the dispersion of the Jewish People as an absolute decline and descent, Torah declares that no such thing occurs to the only son of the King of kings; his Father only allows what will bring him to ever-greater heights!

Also in this Episode:
* Haftarah
* Unified Effort
* The Stamp Collection

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Healthy Appetite

From Living Torah (Volume 51, Episode 202)

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I will not be happy if your Shliach’s appetite to achieve is satisfied. Give him what he needs now, and he should continue to ask you for more in the future!

Also in this Episode:
* A Partner in Creation
* “Niggun Yud-Beis Tammuz”
* Seven Hours Straight

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bris Milah for Soviet Jewry

From Living Torah (Volume 51, Episode 201)

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Reb Avraham Genin, a member of the underground network of Chabad Chassidim in the Soviet Union, visits the Rebbe.

Also in this Episode:
* Working the High Circles
* Operation Exodus
* Diplomacy

Monday, July 14, 2008

Shacharis in the Rebbe’s Home

From Living Torah (Volume 50, Episode 200)

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The Rebbe leads the Morning Prayers at his home on President Street, in the year following the passing of his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, of blessed memory.

Also in this Episode:
* An Envoy On High
* The Tribe of Levi
* “Where Art Thou?"