Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, 5th of Iyar

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

6th day of Week 31 (the "Horse") and the 20th day (the "Spider") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Yesod shebeTiferet shebeHod, Foundation within Balance/Beauty within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

18th day of the 9th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Tzadik within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Tzadik/Reish) 


Their heart cried out to the Lord: "O wall of the daughter of Zion! Let tears stream down like a torrent day and night, give yourself no respite, let the pupil of your eye not rest!

צָעַק לִבָּם אֶל אֲדֹנָי חוֹמַת בַּת צִיּוֹן הוֹרִידִי כַנַּחַל דִּמְעָה יוֹמָם וָלַיְלָה אַל תִּתְּנִי פוּגַת לָךְ אַל תִּדֹּם בַּת עֵינֵךְ:

Song of Songs:

Who is this coming up from the desert, like columns of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, of all the powder of the peddler?

ומִי זֹאת עֹלָה מִן הַמִּדְבָּר כְּתִימְרוֹת עָשָׁן מְקֻטֶּרֶת מֹר וּלְבוֹנָה מִכֹּל אַבְקַת רוֹכֵל:

Hayom Yom

The Alter Rebbe received the following teaching from the tzadik Reb Mordechai, who had heard it from the Baal Shem Tov: A soul may descend to this world and live seventy or eighty years, in order to do a Jew a material favor, and certainly a spiritual one.

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