Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday, 15th of Sivan

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

3rd day of Week 37 (the "Elephant") and the 10th day (the "Bat") of the 6th cycle ("Yesod"), Tiferet shebeGevurah shebeYesod, Balance/Beauty within Might/Discipline within Foundation.

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

13th day of the 12th cycle ("Trees of the Field and the Grapevine"), Mem within the cycle of Kaf Sofit  

[And] by the command of the Most High, neither good nor evil come.לחמִפִּי עֶלְיוֹן לֹא תֵצֵא הָרָעוֹת וְהַטּוֹב:
[And] by the command of the Most High, etc.: And if you attempt to say that this evil did not come to me from His hand, that it is happenstance that it has befallen me, this is not so, for both evil occurrences and good occurrences-who has commanded and they came to pass, unless the Lord ordained? And by His command both evil and good come. But “why should a living man complain? A man for his sins.” Every man should complain about his sins, because they are what bring the evil upon him. 
By the command of the Most High, neither good nor evil come: Said Rabbi Johanan: Since the day that the Holy One, blessed be He, said, [Deut. 30:15]: “See, I have set before you today life and good, etc.,” neither evil nor good has come from His command, but the evil comes by itself to the one who commits evil and the good to the one who does good. [Lam. Rabbah].) Therefore, what should a man complain about, if not about his sins?
Song of Songs:
Where has your beloved gone, O fairest of women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you?"אאָנָה הָלַךְ דּוֹדֵךְ הַיָּפָה בַּנָּשִׁים אָנָה פָּנָה דוֹדֵךְ וּנְבַקְשֶׁנּוּ עִמָּךְ:
Where has your beloved gone: The nations taunt and provoke Israel, “Where has your Beloved gone?” Why has He left you abandoned like a widow?
Where has your beloved turned: When He returned and caused His spirit to rest on Cyrus, and sanctioned the rebuilding of the Temple, and they commenced to build, they came and said to them, “Where has your Beloved turned?” If He is returning to you, we will seek Him with you, as is stated (Ezra 4: 1f): “Now the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a Temple, etc. And they approached Zerubbabel, etc.: Let us build with you, for like you we seek your God, etc.” But their intention was for evil, in order to stop the work. And they replied to them:

Hayom Yom

At first the Alter Rebbe would deliver extremely brief expositions that aroused a storm within the listener's heart, and greatly inflamed his emotions. These were called d'rachim, "pathways."
Later his talks were a little more extended, and these were called igrot, "missives."
In the next stage of development, his talks were termed torot, "teachings," and these formed the basis for the maamarim in Torah Or and Likutei Torah.
Later came somewhat longer teachings called k'tavim, "writings." These were expositions with comparatively broad intellectual elaboration.
Psalms 143 & 144
Temura 1-2

Orach Chayim 509-510


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