Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Thursday, the 8th of Iyar

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

2nd day of Week 32 (the "Mule") and the 23rd day (the "Leviathan") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Gevurah shebeNetzach shebeHod, Might/Discipline within Victory/Endurance within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

21st day of the 10th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Shin within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Shin-Reish) 

Lamentations:

In the streets, on the [bare] ground lie [both] young and old, my maidens and my young men have fallen by the sword; You have slain them in the day of Your anger; You have slaughtered [them] without mercy.

שָׁכְבוּ לָאָרֶץ חוּצוֹת נַעַר וְזָקֵן בְּתוּלֹתַי וּבַחוּרַי נָפְלוּ בֶחָרֶב הָרַגְתָּ בְּיוֹם אַפֶּךָ טָבַחְתָּ לֹא חָמָלְתָּ:

Song of Songs:

King Solomon made himself a palanquin of the trees of Lebanon.

אַפִּרְיוֹן עָשָׂה לוֹ הַמֶּלֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה מֵעֲצֵי הַלְּבָנוֹן:


Hayom Yom


An emissary is one with his sender. This concept is similar to that of an angel acting as a Divine emissary, when he is actually called by G‑d's name. If this is so with an angel it is certainly true of the soul; in fact with the soul the quality of this oneness is of a higher order, as explained elsewhere.
Now chassidim are emissaries of the Rebbe, the Alter Rebbe. So if the chassid actively discharges his mission, he is bound up with his Rebbe, bound up in his entire being - there walks a chassid, there eats a chassid, there sleeps a chassid.
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