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Hayom Yom

Hayom-Yom for 8, Adar I

7 Adar, 5778 - February 22, 20189 Adar, 5778 - February 24, 2018

Hayom Yom was written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 5703 (1942-43).
In this box we have listed the Torah Lessons for this year.
The Torah Lessons below in the text are as they were in the original edition.
Friday, 8 Adar, 5778 - February 23, 2018
Torah Lessons
(5778)
Chumash: Tetzaveh, 6th portion (Exod. 29:38-29:46) with Rashi.
Tehillim: 44-48
Tanya: English text / Audio / MP3
Rambam:
     3 chapters: Hebrew / Audio / MP3,
     1 chapter: Hebrew / Audio / MP3,
     Sefer Hamitzvos: English / Audio / MP3

Shabbat 8 Adar I 5703
Torah Lessons
(5703)
Chumash: T'ruma, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 44-48.
Tanya: Ch. 28. Even if (p. 121)...of the L-rd. (p. 123).

The Alter Rebbe once summoned a young disciple of the Maggid and said to him in his customary chant: "I have the mitzva of "teach them to your children." [1] You have the mitzva of sustaining and providing for your family. Let us make an exchange. I will give you what you need to fulfill your mitzva and you will teach my son (who was later the Mitteler Rebbe).

Then the Rebbe explained the method of instruction:

The first thing is to teach the letters, Alef, Beit and so on.

What is an Alef? A dot above, a dot below, and a line between this is an Alef.

A child must know that the Alef of Torah is a Yud [2] above, a Yud below, and a line of faith that joins them.

Another version: A yud above - this is the soul; a yid (Jew) below - this is the body; a line of Yir'at Shamayim (fear of Heaven) in the center.

   

Notes:

  1. (Back to text) Devarim 11:19.

  2. (Back to text) The letter Yud is basically a dot, a point, undimensioned, indivisible, irreducible. "Above," it refers to G-d in His Essence; "below" it refers to the essence of the soul of every Jew. The "connection" between G-d and soul is faith.


Monday Adar Sheini 8 5703
Torah Lessons
(5703)
Chumash: Vayikra, Sheini with Rashi.
Tehillim: 44-48.
Tanya: Clearly, the purpose (p. 163)...out of existence. (p. 165).

My father writes in one of his letters:

"A single act is better than a thousand groans. Our G-d lives, and Torah and mitzvot are eternal; quit the groaning and work hard in actual Avoda, and G-d will be gracious to you.



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