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Sunday, 9 Cheshvan 5778 / October 29, 2017

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

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Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeira, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 49-54.
Tanya: Now, the celestial (p. 559) ...nations of the world." (p. 561).

When my father was four or five years old he went to his grandfather, the Tzemach Tzedek, on Shabbat Vayeira, and began to cry as he asked, "Why did G‑d show Himself to our father Avraham - but He does not show Himself to us?" The Tzemach Tzedek answered him: "When a tzadik decides at the age of ninety-nine years that he should be circumcised, he deserves that G‑d appear to him."1

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
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Viz. Likutei Sichot Vol. 1, p. 23 et seq., Vol. 5, p. 86 et seq., p. 321 et seq., Vol. 15 p. 129 et seq.
Daily Quote
Our great teacher, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, set forth a program for Chassidim of "avoda" (literally, "work"): to critically examine one's every action to be certain it conforms strictly with truth and involves conscientious effort.
Avoda does not imply - as some think, altogether erroneously - that one must pulverize mountains and shatter boulders, turn the world upside down. The absolute truth is that any positive and G-dly effort, whatever it may be, is perfectly satisfactory when performed with true intent...
  –Hayom Yom
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