Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friday, 18th of Nissan

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

3rd day of Week 29 (the "Beast of Burden") and the 3rd day (the "Dove") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Tiferet shebeChesed shebeHod, Balance/Beauty within Kindness within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

1st day (together the 2nd day, the "Heavens," the "Earth," and the "Garden of Eden") of the 9th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Alef within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Alef-Kuf, Kuf-Alef) 


How has the Lord in His anger brought darkness upon the daughter of Zion! He has cast down from heaven to earth the glory of Israel, and has not remembered His footstool on the day of His anger.

אֵיכָה יָעִיב בְּאַפּוֹ | אֲדֹנָי אֶת בַּת צִיּוֹן הִשְׁלִיךְ מִשָּׁמַיִם אֶרֶץ תִּפְאֶרֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא זָכַר הֲדֹם רַגְלָיו בְּיוֹם אַפּוֹ:

Hayom Yom

In 5608 (1848) the Tzemach Tzedek delivered a maamar on the verse "If you lend money..." The Hebrew word kessef ("money") connotes the soul, because the soul has a desire and longing (kossef) to rise to the heights. This is expressed in the passage, "It is the spirit of man which rises upward to the supernal heights." "Man" (adam in this verse) refers to the souls of Israel, as in the statement, "You (Israel) are called adam."
The soul is "on loan" to man, and it is written "Days are formed", i.e. there is a fixed number of days that each man shall live, and if one day is missing - one garment is missing.

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