Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday, 24th of Adar, 5777

In Memory of My Grandmother, Chanah Miriam bat Pinchas

Sefirot Combination (Cycles of Seven Weeks):

1st day of Week 26 and the 29th day of the cycle of Netzach (Victory/Endurance), Chesed shebeHod shebeNetzach, Kindness within Glory/Acknowledgement within Victory/Endurance.

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

22nd day of the 8th cycle. Tav within the cycle of Samech and AyinTav-Samech, Samech-Tav

(colloquial) purposelessly ; (colloquial) simply, just

to seal, to fill, to plug, to stop up ; to block

hideaway, secret hiding place ; secret, mystery, unknown

to contradict; to refute ; (chemistry) to neutralize, to counteract ; (literary, talmudic) to muss, to make untidy (hair)

Proverbs 31:

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and her deeds will praise her in the gates.

תְּנוּ לָהּ מִפְּרִי יָדֶיהָ וִיהַלְלוּהָ בַשְּׁעָרִים מַעֲשֶֹיהָ:

Psalm 119:

I went astray like a lost lamb; seek Your servant, for I did not forget Your commandments.

תָּעִיתִי כְּשֶׂה אֹבֵד בַּקֵּשׁ עַבְדֶּךָ כִּי מִצְו‍ֹתֶיךָ לֹא שָׁכָחְתִּי:

Comments/Perspectives: Tav means a "sign" and Samech, "support." What is a sign and support that a woman (or a man) is just? You look at her fruit (children, students, those she influenced) and you look at their deeds. Similarly, what is a sign or support that a person is lost and needs redirection? G-d's commandments.

Hayom Yom:

To R. Hillel Paritcher's question whether to review Chassidus even in towns where the people have no conception of Chassidus, the Mitteler Rebbe responded: "The soul hears words of Chassidus." It is written, "Flowing from Lebanon." Lebanon is spelled (in Hebrew) l'b nu'n. "Lebanon" thus represents chochma and bina of the soul. When the soul hears, from there issues a "flow", a "stream of droplets" into that "radiance" or ha'ara of the soul which vitalizes the body; this results in a strengthening of "do good" expressed in the 248 positive mitzvot, and of "turn from evil" expressed in the 365 prohibitions.


When saying Ana b'choach, look at - or picture in thought - the sheimot (Divine Names) formed by the acronyms of the words, but do not pronounce them.

Comments/Perspectives: Rabbi Hillel Paritcher's question arises from times in which a person is not given any sign that their actions are having the desired effect (kind of like this blog :) ), and the Miteller Rebbe comes to tell him that "the soul hears," and that there is a strengthening to do good and to turn from evil (Sur M'Rah - connected to the Samech-Reish combination from two days ago). Similarly, the Ana B'choach has Divine Names that are not to be pronounced, yet they still have their desired effect.

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