Sunday, April 9, 2017

Monday, 14th of Nissan

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

6th day of Week 28 (the "Pig") and the 48th day (the "Scorpion") of the 4th cycle ("Netzach"), Yesod shebeMalchut shebeNetzach, Foundation within Kingship within Victory/Endurance.

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

19th day of the 9th cycle ("Thick and Light Clouds"), Kuf within the cycle of Peh and Tzadik (Kuf-Tzadik) 


I called to my lovers, [but] they deceived me; my priests and elders perished in the city, when they sought food for themselves to revive their souls.

קָרָאתִי לַמְאַהֲבַי הֵמָּה רִמּוּנִי כֹּהֲנַי וּזְקֵנַי בָּעִיר גָּוָעוּ כִּי בִקְשׁוּ אֹכֶל לָמ וֹ וְיָשִׁיבוּ אֶת נַפְשָׁם:

Hayom Yom

With regard to selling the chametz it is the custom in the Rebbe's family not to designate the rabbi as an agent (empowered to sell the chametz to the non-Jew) but to sell the chametz outright to the rabbi with an areiv kablan, a third party guarantor.
My father would personally supervise the baking of the sh'mura matza on erev Pesach afternoon. He, too, would recite the hallel, but he would interrupt - even in the middle of a chapter - to give instructions regarding the kneading, baking and so forth.


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