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Daily Study: Hayom Yom

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

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Thursday Tishrei 22, Sh'mini Atzeret 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: B'racha, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 106-107.
Tanya: On the holy Sabbath (p. 529) ...be (His) will. (p. 529).

One makes kiddush and eats and drinks in the suka, both by night and during the (following) day.

Hakafot on Sh'mini Atzeret night. Haftora: Vay'hi k'chalot until ul'yisrael amo.

We do not say the (specially designated prayer) Yehi ratzon upon leaving the suka.

Sh'mini Atzeret and Rosh Hashana are parallel in many of the kavanot1 and higher yichudim.2 On Rosh Hashana, though, these are in a mode of elevation and on Sh'mini Atzeret in a mode of elicitation from On High downward. On Rosh Hashana man's avoda is with supplication, submission and intense bitterness; on Sh'mini Atzeret it is with joy.

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.
Mystic devotions.
2.
"Unification" of different supernal elements attained by the individual during (and by) his mystical devotions.
Daily Quote
"And you shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might (me'od)" (Deuteronomy 6:4). "With all your heart" -- with both your inclinations, with your good inclination and with your evil inclination. "With all your soul" -- even to the point that someone takes your life. "With all your meod" -- with all your money. Another interpretation: "With all your me'od" -- whatever measure (middah) He metes out (moded) to you, thank (modeh) Him exceedingly (me'od me'od).
  –Talmud, Berachot 54a
The Parshah
Parshah Shemini Atzeret
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