Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, 23rd of Nissan

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

1st day of Week 30 (the "Camel") and the 8th day (the "Swift") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Chesed shebeGevurah shebeHod, Kindness within Judgement/Discipline within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

6th day  of the 9th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Vav within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Vav-Reish, Reish-Vav) 

Lamentations:

And He stripped His Tabernacle like a garden, and laid in ruins His Meeting-Place; the Lord has caused festival and Sabbath to be forgotten in Zion, and in His fierce indignation has spurned king and priest.

וַיַּחְמֹס כַּגַּן שֻׂכּוֹ שִׁחֵת מֹעֲדוֹ שִׁכַּח יְהֹוָה | בְּצִיּוֹן מוֹעֵד וְשַׁבָּת וַיִּנְאַץ בְּזַעַם אַפּוֹ מֶלֶךְ וְכֹהֵן

Song of Songs:

For behold, the winter has passed; the rain is over and gone.

כִּי הִנֵּה הַסְּתָו עָבָר הַגֶּשֶׁם חָלַף הָלַךְ לוֹ:

Hayom Yom

The presence of Mashiach is revealed on Acharon Shel Pesach, and this revelation has relevance to all Israel: Pesach is medaleg, "skipping over" (rather than orderly progress), and leil shimurim, the "protected night." In general the mood of Pesach is one of liberty. Then Pesach ends, and we find ourselves tumbling headlong into the outside world. This is where Mashiach's revealed presence comes into play - imbuing us with a powerful resoluteness that enables us to maintain ourselves in the world.
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