Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, the 5th of Shvat, 5777

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

1st day of Week 19 and the 29th day of the cycle of Tiferet (Balance/Beauty), Chesed shebeHod shebeTiferet, Kindness within Glory/Acknowledgement within Balance/Beauty.

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

17th day (Peh) of the 6th cycle (Kaf and Lamed):

Psalm 112:

פִּזַּר | נָתַן לָאֶבְיוֹנִים

He distributed, he gave to the needy;

Psalm 119:

פְּדֵנִי מֵעֹשֶׁק אָדָם וְאֶשְׁמְרָה פִּקּוּדֶיךָ

Redeem me from the oppression of man, and I shall keep Your precepts.


Portion is about redemption from Egypt and the precepts of Passover. The main idea is that there should not be leavened, in order to remember our poor state in Egypt.


7. This poor man called, and the Lord heard; He delivered him from all his tribulations.


That is why we heard only these two commandments, “I am…,” and “You shall not have…,” directly from G‑d, as our Sages have said, for they are the sum total of the whole Torah.

The chapter goes on to explain how "all is as naught beside Him, as if absolutely nonexistent."


Rotzeach uShmirat Nefesh, Chapter Seven, is about those guilty of manslaughter who are exiled to a City of Refuge. They are saved from those that would avenge the blood of the person killed, and are granted everything necessary for them to live and serve G-d. A Torah scholar who is exiled, must be exiled with his teacher!

Hayom Yom

One must recite words of Torah copiously ("מרבה זיין אין זאגען אותיות התורה" lit. to increase in saying letters of Torah), saying Tehillim or verbally reviewing Mishna whenever and wherever possible, in order to bolster the existence of Creation, to be saved from chibut hakever and kaf hakela, and to merit all the highest revelations.

Daf Yomi
Bava Basra 10 is all about giving charity to the poor.

The Sfas Emes

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