Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thursday, 25th of Adar, 5777

In Memory of My Grandmother, Chanah Miriam bat Pinchas

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

2nd day of Week 26 and the 30th day of the cycle of Netzach (Victory/Endurance), Gevurah shebeHod shebeNetzach, Might/Discipline within Glory/Acknowledgement within Victory/Endurance.

Alef-Bet/Psalms (Cycles of 22 days):

1st day of the 9th cycle. Aleph within the cycle of Peh and TzadikAleph-Peh, Peh-Aleph

אַף
anger, wrath; also, even; nose

פֵּאָה
sidelock, sidecurl; sideburn ; wig ; side, face ; (biblical) corner, edge ; (Jewish law) a form of charity - the corner of a field, vineyard or orchard left unharvested for the poor to come and take what they need


Lamentations:

O how has the city that was once so populous remained lonely! She has become like a widow! She that was great among the nations, a princess among the provinces, has become tributary.

אֵיכָה | יָשְׁבָה בָדָד הָעִיר רַבָּתִי עָם הָיְתָה כְּאַלְמָנָה רַבָּתִי בַגּוֹיִם שָׂרָתִי בַּמְּדִינוֹת הָיְתָה לָמַס:


Hayom Yom:

Hoshi'einu (p. 76) is said after the Song of the Day on weekdays, Shabbat, Festivals, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

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The chassid, R. Mordechai Horodoker, related: The first aphorism we heard from the Alter Rebbe when we arrived in Lyozna was: What is forbidden is forbidden, and what is permitted is unnecessary. For some three or four years we labored with this until we integrated this manner (of service) into the various aspects of our lives. Only then did we enter into yechidus, to ask for a path in avoda.


Comments/Perspectives: Much of the theme of the texts and words for today seem connected to Gevurah - Hashem withholding kindness from us, and we knowing how to withdraw from the pleasures (and property) of this world. 
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