“Once, in his first years as Rebbe, the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of the Chabad Movement, declared in public: ‘We must live with the times.’

“Through his brother, Rabbi Yehudah Leib, the elders of the Chassidic community discovered the Rebbe’s intent: ‘We must live with the Torah portion of the week and, more specifically, of the current day. It is not enough to study [a segment of] the weekly Torah portion every day; we must live with it.’

Bereishis is a happy parshah, even though its conclusion is not so pleasant. Noach is [the parshah of] the Flood, but the end of the week is cheerful: our Patriarch Avraham is born.

“The really joyful week is Lech Lecha for throughout that entire week we live with Avraham, who was the first to utterly devote his life to proclaiming G‑d’s existence in the world. And this ‘mesirus nefesh,’ self-sacrifice, he bequeathed as an inheritance to all Jews.”

Hayom Yom, Cheshvan 2 & 3

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