Sunday, May 14, 2017

Shabat, 17th of Iyar

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

4th day of Week 33 (the "Donkey") and the 32nd day (the "Mule") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Netzach shebeHod shebeHod, Victory/Endurance within Glory/Acknowledgement within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

8th day of the 11th cycle ("Dew and Rain"), Chet within the cycle of Shin and Tav (Chet-Tav) 

Lamentations:

Verily, the kindnesses of the Lord never cease! Indeed, His mercies never fail!

חַסְדֵי יְהֹוָה כִּי לֹא תָמְנוּ כִּי לֹא כָלוּ רַחֲמָיו

Song of Songs:

You are all fair, my beloved, and there is no blemish in you. כֻּלָּךְ יָפָה רַעְיָתִי וּמוּם אֵין בָּךְ:

Hayom Yom

Tzidkat'cha (p. 209) is not said.
Some recite the sh'ma in the morning, before services, to fulfill their obligation of reciting the sh'ma in its proper time; they should repeat (as usual in a non-communal sh'ma reading) the three words ani Hashem Elokeichem (p. 48), and conclude with the word emet. When reciting the sh'ma with the tefillin of Rabeinu Tam or Shimusha Raba, the three words are not repeated, but one does conclude with emet.
On Lag Ba'Omer, about 5604 (1844), the Tzemach Tzedek related this teaching of the Baal Shem Tov: It is written, "For you (Israel) shall be a land of desire, says the L-rd of Hosts". Just as the greatest scientists will never discover the limits of the enormous natural resources which the A-lmighty has sunk into the land ("everything came from the earth"), neither will anyone ever find the limits of the great treasures which lie within Israel - G‑d's "land of desire."
The Baal Shem Tov concluded: I want to make Israel yield the kind of produce which the A-lmighty's "land of desire" is capable of yielding.
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