Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, 6th of Shevat, 5777

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

2nd day of Week 19 and the 30th day of the cycle of Tiferet (Balance/Beauty), Gevurah shebeHod shebeTiferet, Might/Judgement within Glory/Acknowledgement within Balance/Beauty.

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

18th day (Tzadik) of the 6th cycle (Kaf and Lamed):

Psalm 112:

צִדְקָתוֹ עֹמֶדֶת לָעַד 

his charity endures forever

Psalm 119:

צִדְקָתְךָ צֶדֶק לְעוֹלָם וְתוֹרָתְךָ אֱמֶת

Your righteousness is perpetual righteousness, and Your Torah is true.


23 The Lord will pass to smite the Egyptians, and He will see the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, and the Lord will pass over the entrance, and He will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses to smite [you].

24 And you shall keep this matter as a statute for you and for your children forever.


10. My entire being shall declare: Lord, who is like You? Who saves the poor from one stronger than he, the poor and the destitute from one who would rob him. (...)

23. Rouse and awaken Yourself to my judgement, to my cause, my God and my Lord.
24. Judge me according to your righteousness, Lord my God; let them not rejoice over me.


To illustrate from the soul of a human being: When a man utters a word, this single word is as absolutely nothing even when compared only to his articulate soul (i.e., power of speech) as a whole, which is the soul’s middle “garment” i.e., organ of expression, namely its faculty of speech, since this faculty can produce an infinite number of words. 

Surely, then, this word has no value when compared to the soul’s innermost “garment” i.e., that “garment” which is closest to the soul itself, namely, its faculty of thought, which is the source of speech and its life-force.

It goes without saying, that this word is as naught when compared with the essence and entity as opposed to the “garments” of the soul, these being its ten attributes mentioned above: Chochmah, Binah, Daat, and so on, i.e., the seven emotional attributes.


Rotzeach uShmirat Nefesh, Chapter Eight

In the era of the King Mashiach, three other cities will be added to these six, as Deuteronomy 19:9 states: "And you shall add three other cities to these three cities."

Where are these cities added? In the cities of the Keni, K'nizi, and the Kadmoni, concerning which a covenant was made with Abraham,but which have not yet been conquered. Concerning these cities, the Torah ibid.:8 says: "And if God, your Lord, will expand your boundaries...."

Hayom Yom

My father wrote that he heard in the name of the Alter Rebbe that all rabbinic authors until and including the Taz and Shach, composed their works with ruach hakodesh, the Divine Spirit. An individual's ruach hakodesh, as explained by Korban Ha'eida in Tractate Sh'kalim (Talmud Yerushalmi), end of ch. 3, means that the mysteries of Torah are revealed to him. This comes from the aspect of chochma in its pre-revelation state.

Note: the Hayom Yom appears related to the Tanya for today, which discusses thought coming from the ten attributes (Chochmah, Binah, Da'at), and only then converting into letters...

Daf Yomi
Bava Basra 11 also discusses the benefits of Tzedaka

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