Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, 27th of Nissan

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

5th day of Week 30 (the "Camel") and the 12th day (the "Raven") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Hod shebeGevurah shebeHod, Glory/Acknowledgement within Judgement/Discipline within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

10th day of the 9th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Yud within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Yud-Reish, Reish-Yud) 

Lamentations:

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground in silence, they laid dust on their heads [and] put on sackcloth; the maidens of Jerusalem bowed their heads to the ground.

יֵשְׁבוּ לָאָרֶץ יִדְּמוּ זִקְנֵי בַת צִיּוֹן הֶעֱלוּ עָפָר עַל רֹאשָׁם חָגְרוּ שַׂקִּים הוֹרִידוּ לָאָרֶץ רֹאשָׁן בְּתוּלֹת יְרוּשָׁלָםִ:
Song of Songs:

Seize for us the foxes, the little foxes, who destroy the vineyards, for our vineyards are with tiny grapes.

אֶחֱזוּ לָנוּ שׁוּעָלִים שֻׁעָלִים קְטַנִּים מְחַבְּלִים כְּרָמִים וּכְרָמֵינוּ סְמָדַר:

Hayom Yom

The permissible, when done for one's pleasure, is completely evil, as the Alter Rebbe writes in Tanya, Chapter 7, for we are commanded, "sanctify yourself with what is permitted to you." One must introduce sanctity into those matters that are permissible so that they serve the purpose of enhancing one's Torah, mitzvot, fear-of-G‑d and good character traits.
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