Monday, June 15, 2009

Nigun Simcha

From Living Torah (Volume 63, Episode 249)
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Chassidim sing a joyous Nigun.

Also in this Episode:
* My Servants
* Eitan the Levite
* “I’ll Give You Half”

Friday, June 12, 2009

“I Await His Coming Every Day”

From Living Torah (Volume 62, Episode 248)
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In Jewish law, when someone converts to Judaism, they are referred to as: “a convert who converts.” The obvious question: Before he converted, he was not yet a “convert,” he was a gentile? The commentaries explain that when a person converts it proves that he had a Jewish spark inside him all along, but he needed the conversion process in order to reveal it.

This principle applies similarly to all Jews, in all areas of Torah and Mitzvos. When one seeks to motivate a fellow Jew in a positive direction — for example, to genuinely be concerned and yearn: “Ad Mosai — When will Moshiach finally come?” — then even if at first the person resists the idea, this belief and yearning is not foreign to him; it is already ingrained deeply in his soul. You merely need to make him aware of it and help bring it to the fore.

Also in this Episode:
* Nigun Simcha
* Necessary Care
* Worthy of Respect

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Aliyah

From Living Torah (Volume 62, Episode 247)
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The Rebbe is called to the Torah in the upstairs synagogue at 770.

Also in this Episode:
* Little Things Count Big
* Pass It On
* To Lift Up