1st day of Week 39 (the "Bear") and the 22nd day (the "Sea Monsters") of the 6th cycle ("Yesod"), Chesed shebeNetzach shebeYesod, Kindness within Victory/Endurance within Foundation.
Alef-Bet/Psalms (Cycles of 22 days):
Flee, my beloved, and liken yourself to a gazelle
Or to a fawn of the hinds on the spice mountains.
And Elkanah went to Ramah, to his house
And the child was serving the Lord before Eli the priest.
They afflicted his foot with fetters;
His soul was placed in irons.
You abrogated the covenant of Your servant;
Why is his chariot late in coming?
Why tarry the strides of his chariots?
I cause death and grant life.
I strike, but I heal,
And no one can rescue from My Hand!
And I have consumed them,
And I have crushed them that they cannot rise;
Yes, they are fallen under my feet.
You profaned his crown to the ground.
Until His word came, the saying of the Lord purified him.
A king sent and released him,
A ruler of peoples [sent] and loosed his bonds.
I am a wall
And my breasts are like towers
Many waters cannot quench the love,
Nor can rivers flood it
Like the moon, which is established forever,
And it is a witness in the sky, eternally true.
And they walked from nation to nation,
From one kingdom to another people.
We have a little sister who has no breasts;
What shall we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for?
Place me like a seal on your heart,
Like a seal on your arm,
He let no man oppress them,
And He reproved kings on their account.
|You have enveloped Yourself in a cloud, so that no prayer can pass through.||סַכֹּתָה בֶעָנָן לָךְ מֵעֲבוֹר תְּפִלָּה:|
|I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine, who grazes among the roses."||אֲנִי לְדוֹדִי וְדוֹדִי לִי הָרוֹעֶה בַּשּׁוֹשַׁנִּים:|
|who grazes among the roses: who pastures his flocks in a calm and goodly pasture.|
|Let us lift up our hearts to our hands, to God in heaven.||נִשָּׂא לְבָבֵנוּ אֶל כַּפָּיִם אֶל אֵל בַּשָּׁמָיִם:|
|Let us lift up our hearts to our hands: When we lift up our hands to heaven, let us also lift up our hearts with them, to return, to bring back our hearts before the Omnipresent, blessed be He. (Lam. Rabbah ms.). Another explanation:|
|to our hands: to the clouds, to the heavens, as Scripture states (I Kings 18:44): “There is a cloud as small as a man’s palm, rising.” And similarly, (Job 36: 32): “Over the clouds (כַּפַּיִם) He covers the rain.” And [according to] the Midrash of our Sages: Let us lift up our hands sincerely to the Holy One, blessed be He, like one who washes his hands with cleanliness, who casts from his hands all contamination, for “he who confesses [his sins] and abandons [them] will obtain mercy, but he who confesses [his sins] but does not abandon [them] is like one who immerses himself while holding a [dead] reptile in his hand.”|
|My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the spice beds, to graze in the gardens and to gather roses.||בדּוֹדִי יָרַד לְגַנּוֹ לַעֲרֻגוֹת הַבֹּשֶׂם לִרְעוֹת בַּגַּנִּים וְלִלְקֹט שׁוֹשַׁנִּים:|
|My beloved has gone down to his garden: He commanded us to build His Temple, and He will be there with us.|
|to the spice beds: to the place where the incense is burned.|
|to graze in the gardens: And further, He went down to pasture His flocks in the gardens where they were scattered, i.e., those who did not come up from the exile. He causes His Shechinah to rest upon them in the synagogues and in the study halls.|
|and to gather roses: He listens and hearkens to those who speak of His Torah, to collect their merits and to inscribe them in a memorial book before Him, as it is stated (Mal. 3:16): “Then the God-fearing men spoke…[and a book of remembrance was written before Him…]” Now, concerning your request to seek with us and to build with us, “I am my Beloved’s,” but you are not His, and you shall not build with us, as it is stated (Ezra 4:3): “It is not for you and for us to build a House for our God,” and Scripture states further (Neh. 2:20): “and you have no portion or right or memorial in Jerusalem.”|
|[Or] turn aside the right of a man in the presence of the Most High.||לְהַטּוֹת מִשְׁפַּט גָּבֶר נֶגֶד פְּנֵי עֶלְיוֹן:|
|His palate is sweet, and he is altogether desirable; this is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem."||חִכּוֹ מַמְתַקִּים וְכֻלּוֹ מַחֲמַדִּים זֶה דוֹדִי וְזֶה רֵעִי בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלָ ִם:|