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Thursday, 22 Tishrei 5778 / October 12, 2017

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
Just like in the case of two people who are wrestling... if one of them moves with sloth and lethargy, he will be easily defeated and felled, even if he is stronger than his fellow; so, too, in battling one's evil inclination, one can prevail over it ... only with alacrity that comes from joy and from a heart that is free and cleansed from every trace of worry and sadness...
  –Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
The Parshah
Parshah Shemini Atzeret
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