Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tuesday, 22nd of Nissan

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

7th day of Week 29 (the "Beast of Burden") and the 7th day (the "Swallow") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Malchut shebeChesed shebeHod, Foundation within Kindness within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

5th day of the 9th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Heh within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Heh-Kuf, Kuf-Heh) 

Lamentations:

The Lord has become like an enemy; He has destroyed Israel; He has destroyed all its palaces, laid in ruins its strongholds, and He increased in the daughter of Judah, pain and wailing.

הָיָה אֲדֹנָי | כְּאוֹיֵב בִּלַּע יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּלַּע כָּל אַרְמְנוֹתֶיהָ שִׁחֵת מִבְצָרָי ו וַיֶּרֶב בְּבַת יְהוּדָה תַּאֲנִיָּה וַאֲנִיָּה:

Song of Songs:

My beloved raised his voice and said to me, 'Arise, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.

עָנָה דוֹדִי וְאָמַר לִי קוּמִי לָךְ רַעְיָתִי יָפָתִי וּלְכִי לָךְ:

Hayom Yom

By day we take care to follow this order: Make Kiddush, then daven Mincha, and after that eat the festive yom tov meal.

The Baal Shem Tov used to eat three festival meals on Acharon Shel Pesach.

The Baal Shem Tov called the (third) meal of this day Mashiach's s'uda (the "festival meal of Mashiach"). Acharon Shel Pesach is the day for Mashiach's s'uda because on this day the radiance of the light of Mashiach shines openly.

In 5666 (1906) a new procedure was adopted for Pesach in the Yeshiva Tomchei T'mimim in Lubavitch: The students ate the Pesach meals all together, in the study hall. There were 310 students present seated at eighteen tables. My father the Rebbe ate the festive meal of Acharon Shel Pesach with the yeshiva students. He ordered that four cups of wine be given each student, and then declared, "this is Mashiach's s'uda."
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