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Wednesday, 21 Tishrei 5778 / October 11, 2017

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

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Wednesday Tishrei 21, Hosha'ana Raba 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: B'racha, Revi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 104-105.
Tanya: Therefore, my beloved (p. 527) ...Rashi, ad loc. (p. 529).

In the Tikun of Hosha'ana Raba night, the parsha of B'racha1 is also2 said only once. (My father instructed certain individuals to say it with Rashi's commentary on Hosha'ana Raba, but this was not a general instruction.) On erev3 Simchat Torah, B'racha is said twice and its Targum4 once.

Before Hallel remove the (top) two rings from the lulav, leaving the three rings that bind the lulav with the hadassim and aravot. Eiruv Tavshilin (p. 249). On Hosha'ana Raba the piece of bread on which one says hamotzi is dipped in honey, but not on Sh'mini Atzeret or Simchat Torah.

Compiled and arranged by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, in 5703 (1943) from the talks and letters of the sixth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory.

Footnotes
1.
The weekly Torah-portion (or sedra) more commonly called V'zot Habracha.
2.
I.e. just like all the other portions of Devarim read that night.
3.
The day preceding; i.e. Sh'mini Atzeret (in the Diaspora).
4.
Aramaic rendition by Onkelos. This procedure (reading the Hebrew verse twice and Targum once) is followed weekly for every sedra.
Daily Quote
Our masters taught: There are three partners in man -- G-d, his father, and his mother. His father inseminates the white substance, out of which are formed the child's bones, sinews, and nails, the brain in his head, and the white of his eye. His mother inseminates the red substance, out of which are formed the child's skin, flesh, and hair, and the black of his eye. G-d implants in him spirit, soul, beauty of countenance, eyesight, the capacity to hear, the capacity to speak, and the capacity to walk, as well as knowledge, understanding, and intelligence. When man's time to depart from the world approaches, G-d takes away His part and leaves to the father and mother the parts contributed by them.
  –Talmud, Niddah 31a
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