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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sefirah and Aleph-Bet Combination for Sunday the 28th, and Monday the 29th of Adar II, 5774

Tonight is the sixth day of Week 26 and the thirty-fourth day of the cycle of Netzach (Victory/Endurance), Yesod shebeHod shebeNetzach, Foundation within Glory/Acknowledgement within Victory/Endurance.

Tonight is also the fifth day of the ninth 22-day cycle of the year, related to the letters Peh and Tzadik.  The following verse from Chapter 1 of the Book of Lamentations is connected to the fifth letter, the Heh:

5. Her adversaries have become the head, her enemies are at ease; for the Lord has afflicted her because of the multitude of her sins; her young children went into captivity before the enemy.

ה. הָיוּ צָרֶיהָ לְרֹאשׁ אֹיְבֶיהָ שָׁלוּ כִּי יְהֹוָה הוֹגָהּ עַל רֹב פְּשָׁעֶיהָ עוֹלָלֶיהָ הָלְכוּ שְׁבִי לִפְנֵי צָר:

Perhaps we can interpret this verse in a positive light (See Book 2):


5. They were her adversaries. To the head of her enemies, they eased; for the Lord afflicted her (the enemy) because of the multitude of her sins; her (the enemy's) young children went into captivity - before, an enemy.

Sunday was the fifth day of Week 26 and the thirty-third day of the cycle of Netzach (Victory/Endurance), Hod shebeHod shebeNetzachGlory/Acknowledgement within Glory/Acknowledgement within Victory/Endurance.

Sunday was also the fourth day of the ninth 22-day cycle of the year, related to the letters Peh and Tzadik.  The following verse from Chapter 1 of the Book of Lamentations is connected to the fourth letter, the Dalet:

4. The roads of Zion are mournful because no one comes to the appointed season; all her gates are desolate, her priests moan; her maidens grieve while she herself suffers bitterly.

ד. דַּרְכֵי צִיּוֹן אֲבֵלוֹת מִבְּלִי בָּאֵי מוֹעֵד כָּל שְׁעָרֶיהָ שׁוֹמֵמִין כֹּהֲנֶיהָ נֶאֱנָחִים בְּתוּלֹתֶיהָ נוּגוֹת וְהִיא מַר לָהּ:

Perhaps we can interpret this verse in a positive light (See Book 2):


4. The roads of Zion are without (MiBli) mourners; comers during the appointed season [and] all her gates are empty [of products bought and sold for tributes and sacrifices]; her priests moan [out of so much sacred work to do]; her maidens are bright [like Venus] ("Nogot"). She [Jerusalem] is a lord ("Mar") for Hashem.
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