Sunday, April 30, 2017

Shabat, 3rd of Iyar

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

4th day of Week 31 (the "Horse") and the 18th day (the "Grasshopper") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Netzach shebeTiferet shebeHod, Victory/Endurance within Balance/Beauty within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

16th day of the 9th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Ayin within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Ayin/Reish) 

Lamentations:

The Lord has done what He devised, He has carried out His word, which He decreed long ago, [and] has devastated without pity; He has caused the enemy to rejoice over you, and exalted the might of your adversaries.

עָשָׂה יְהֹוָה אֲשֶׁר זָמָם בִּצַּע אֶמְרָתוֹ אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה מִימֵי קֶדֶם הָרַס וְלֹא חָמָל וַיְשַׂמַּח עָלַיִךְ אוֹיֵב הֵרִים קֶרֶן צָרָיִךְ:

Song of Songs:

I had just passed them by, when I found him whom my soul loves; I held him and would not let him go, until I brought him into my mother's house and into the chamber of her who had conceived me.

כִּמְעַט שֶׁעָבַרְתִּי מֵהֶם עַד שֶׁמָּצָאתִי אֵת שֶׁאָהֲבָה נַפְשִׁי אֲחַזְתִּיו וְלֹא אַרְפֶּנּוּ עַד שֶׁהֲבֵיאתִיו אֶל בֵּית אִמִּי וְאֶל חֶדֶר הוֹרָתִי:


Hayom Yom


One should not drink water before havdala.
It is possible to utilize for G‑d's service, according to Torah, all behavior-traits. This includes those traits that are unwholesome, and even those that are evil, as their names and descriptions indicate. For example, the tzadik Rabbi Meshulam Zusya of Anipoli, of blessed memory, learned a number of methods of serving G‑d - from a thief: a) He works quietly without others knowing. b) He is ready to place himself in danger. c) The smallest detail is of great importance to him. d) He labors with great toil. e) Alacrity. f) He is confident and optimistic. g) If he did not succeed the first time, he tries again and again.
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