Sunday, May 7, 2017

Friday, 9th day of Iyar

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

3rd day of Week 32 (the "Mule") and the 24th day (the "Fish") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Tiferet shebeNetzach shebeHod, Balance/Beauty within Victory/Endurance within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

22nd day of the 10th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Tav within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Tav-Kuf) 

Lamentations:

You have summoned my neighbors on every side, as though it were a feast day, and on the day of the Lord's anger there was none that escaped or survived; those whom I dandled and reared, my enemy exterminated.

תִּקְרָא כְיוֹם מוֹעֵד מְגוּרַי מִסָּבִיב וְלֹא הָיָה בְּיוֹם אַף יְהֹוָה פָּלִיט וְשָׂרִיד אֲשֶׁר טִפַּחְתִּי וְרִבִּיתִי אֹיְבִי כִלָּם:

Song of Songs:

Its pillars he made of silver, its couch of gold, its curtain of purple, its interior inlaid with love, from the daughters of Jerusalem.

יעַמּוּדָיו עָשָׂה כֶסֶף רְפִידָתוֹ זָהָב מֶרְכָּבוֹ אַרְגָּמָן תּוֹכוֹ רָצוּף אַהֲבָה מִבְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלָ ִם:


Hayom Yom


Our teacher the Baal Shem Tov said: Every single thing one sees or hears is an instruction for his conduct in the service of G‑d. This is the idea of avoda, service, to comprehend and discern in all things a way in which to serve G‑d.
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