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Tuesday, 13 Kislev 5773 / November 27, 2012

Hayom Yom

Hayom Yom

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Friday Kislev 13 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayishlach, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 69-71.
Tanya: To understand the (p. 619)...of the Minor Visage. (p. 621).

My father said: Chassidus changes what exists, and uncovers the essence-character. The essence-character of the Jewish person is beyond estimation and assessment, for he is a part of (G-d's) Essence, and whoever lays hold of a part of The Essence is as though he lays hold of it all. Just as The Essence is unlimited, so is the part unlimited. This is similar to tzitzit being "on the corner"1 - i.e. "of the same material as the corner"2 of the garment. (The existence of the soul as an entity discrete from G-d's Essence) is only because G-d3 created the soul to be a created being; and Chassidus reveals the essence-character (of the soul).

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.

1. Bamidbar 15:38.
2. Menachot 39a.
3. The actual word used in the text is Atzmut, "The Ultimate Essential G-dhead."
Daily Quote
A chassidic saying makes the head clear and the heart clean;
a chassidic virtuous practice fills the home with light; a chassidic melody fortifies hope and trust, brings joy, and places the home and family in a state of "light"
  –Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch (1860-1920)
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