Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday, 2nd of Iyar (Birthday of the Rebbe Maharash)

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

3rd day of Week 31 (the "Horse") and the 17th day (the "Bee-Eater (Rechamah)") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Tiferet shebeTiferet shebeHod, Balance/Beauty within Balance/Beauty within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

15th day of the 9th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Samech within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Samech/Kuf) 

Lamentations:

All who passed along the road clapped their hands at you, they hissed and wagged their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem; "Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of all the earth?"

סָפְקוּ עָלַיִךְ כַּפַּיִם כָּל עֹבְרֵי דֶרֶךְ שָׁרְקוּ וַיָּנִעוּ רֹאשָׁם עַל בַּת יְרוּשָׁלָםִ הֲזֹאת הָעִיר שֶׁיֹּאמְרוּ כְּלִילַת יֹפִי מָשׂוֹשׂ לְכָל הָאָרֶץ:

Song of Songs:

The watchmen who patrol the city found me: "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?"

גמְצָאוּנִי הַשֹּׁמְרִים הַסֹּבְבִים בָּעִיר אֵת שֶׁאָהֲבָה נַפְשִׁי רְאִיתֶם:

Hayom Yom

My grandfather (the Rebbe Maharash) was born on this day in 5593 (1833).
When he was seven years old he was once tested in his studies by his father, the Tzemach Tzedek. My grandfather did so well in the test that his teacher was enormously impressed. Unable to restrain himself he said to the Tzemach Tzedek, "Well, what do you say? Hasn't he done marvelously?" The Tzemach Tzedek responded: "What is there to be surprised about when tiferet-within-tiferet does well?"
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