Contact Us
Wednesday, 18 Kislev 5778 / December 6, 2017

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

 Email
Show content in:
Wednesday Kislev 18 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Revi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 88-89.
Tanya: "You shall reprove (p. 631)...parallel to the other...(p.633).

No tachanun at Mincha.

The Tzemach Tzedek writes: The love expressed in "Beside You I wish for nothing,"1 means that one should desire nothing other than G‑d, not even "Heaven" or "earth" i.e. Higher Gan Eden and Lower Gan Eden, for these were created with a mere yud...2. The love is to be directed to Him alone, to His very Being and Essence. This was actually expressed by my master and teacher3 (the Alter Rebbe) when he was in a state of d'veikut4 and he exclaimed as follows:

I want nothing at all! I don't want Your gan eden, I don't want Your olam haba... I want nothing but You alone.

GOOD YOM TOV.

MAY YOU BE INSCRIBED AND SEALED

FOR A GOOD YEAR IN THE STUDY OF CHASSIDUS

AND THE WAYS OF CHASSIDUS

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
2.
The Divine Essence-name, Havayeh (the Tetragrammaton), is source of all creation. Olam haba, spiritual Hereafter, including Gan Eden, was created from the first (and smallest) letter - yud - of the Name.
3.
After "...teacher" there appears in the Hebrew the expression "may his soul rest in eden."
4.
Ecstatic, cleaving devotion to G‑d. See Sh'vat 23.
Daily Quote
A leader must remember at all times and at every moment that he always stands on the threshold between being one of those who bring merit to the public and, G-d forbid, one of those who cause the public to sin - the threshold between the loftiest of heights and the most abysmal depth
  –Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch
This page in other languages