Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wednesday, 7th of Iyar

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

1st day of Week 32 (the "Mule") and the 22nd day (the "Sea Monsters") of the 5th cycle ("Hod"), Chesed shebeNetzach shebeHod, Kindness within Victory/Endurance within Glory/Acknowledgement.

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

20th day of the 10th cycle ("Wind and Lightning"), Reish within the cycle of Kuf and Reish (Reish-Kuf) 

Lamentations:


See, O Lord, and behold, to whom [else] have You done thus! Will women devour their own offspring, children that are petted? Will priest and prophet be slain in the Sanctuary of the Lord?

רְאֵה יְהֹוָה וְהַבִּיטָה לְמִי עוֹלַלְתָּ כֹּה אִם תֹּאכַלְנָה נָשִׁים פִּרְיָם עֹלְלֵי טִפֻּחִים אִם יֵהָרֵג בְּמִקְדַּשׁ אֲדֹנָי כֹּהֵן וְנָבִיא:

Song of Songs:

They all hold the sword, skilled in warfare; each one with his sword on his thigh because of fear at night.

כֻּלָּם אֲחֻזֵי חֶרֶב מְלֻמְּדֵי מִלְחָמָה אִישׁ חַרְבּוֹ עַל יְרֵכוֹ מִפַּחַד בַּלֵּילוֹת:


Hayom Yom


When one enwraps himself with the tallit gadol (large tallit) it is unnecessary to cover his head and face down to his mouth; this is indicated in the laws of tzitzit in the siddur (p. 11). It is our custom, however, to cover the eyes with the upper part of the tallit.
During the days of sefira it is customary to study tractate Sota, one page each day - in addition to one's regular study sessions.
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