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Friday, 7 Cheshvan 5778 / October 27, 2017

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

Daily Study: Hayom Yom

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Torah lessons: Chumash: Lech L'cha, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 39-43.
Tanya: But, in truth, (p. 555) ...are entirely one. (p. 557).

Since Torah was given, the correct sequence1 is: First, removal of the orla2 of the body, then of the tongue, then of the heart - deed, speech, then thought.

Our father Avraham, who lived prior to the giving of the Torah, however, first recognized his Creator - thought; then he disseminated G‑dliness - speech; and finally circumcision3 - deed.

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.
Of man's avoda.
2.
Lit. "foreskin." The layer of dullness, insensitivity. Compare Devarim 10:16 "You shall circumcise the orla of your hearts."
3.
Removal of the orla.
Daily Quote
When laying siege on a city to conquer it, we do not surround it from all four sides, but only from three sides, leaving a way to escape for anyone who wishes to flee for his life. As it is written: "And they warred against Midian, as G-d commanded Moses" (Numbers 31:7)--it has been handed down by tradition that this is what G-d had commanded him.
  –Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings and their Wars, 6:7
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