Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, 4th of Iyar

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

5th day of Week 31 (the "Horse") and the 19th day (the "Locust") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Hod shebeTiferet shebeHod, Glory/Acknowledgement within Balance/Beauty within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

17th day of the 9th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Peh within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Peh/Kuf) 


All your enemies have opened their mouths wide against you; they hissed and gnashed their teeth [and] said, "We have engulfed [her]! Indeed, this is the day we longed for; we have found it; we have seen it!"

פָּצוּ עָלַיִךְ פִּיהֶם כָּל אֹיְבַיִךְ שָׁרְקוּ וַיַּחַרְקוּ שֵׁן אָמְרוּ בִּלָּעְנוּ אַךְ זֶה הַיּוֹם שֶׁקִּוִּינֻהוּ מָצָאנוּ רָאִינוּ:

Song of Songs:
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, that you neither awaken nor arouse the love while it is desirous.

ההִשְׁבַּעְתִּי אֶתְכֶם בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלַ ִם בִּצְבָאוֹת אוֹ בְּאַיְלוֹת הַשָּׂדֶה אִם תָּעִירוּ | וְאִם תְּעוֹרְרוּ אֶת הָאַהֲבָה עַד שֶׁתֶּחְפָּץ:

Hayom Yom

It is a Jewish custom not to shave or cut a baby boy's hair until his third birthday.
The first haircutting or opsherenish of a baby boy is a Jewish custom of great importance. The essence of the custom is the educational act of leaving (uncut) the peyot (sidelocks). From the day of the haircutting and leaving the peyot it is the custom to take particular care in accustoming the little boy to wear a tallit katan, to recite the early-morning b'rachot, the grace after meals (birkat hamazon p. 89) and the bedtime sh'ma (p. 118).

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