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Friday, February 21, 2020
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Jewish History

Shevat 26 is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi David ben Shmuel Halevi (1586-1667), a primary Halachic authority, known as Taz after his work Turei Zahav ("Rows of Gold") -- a commentary on Rabbi Yosef Caro's Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law).

Link: Rabbi David Halevi (Taz)

Daily Thought

The Rebbe describes the following as a core teaching of the Baal Shem Tov:

Not only are the pirouettes of a leaf as it falls off a tree,
the quivering of a blade of grass in the wind,
and all the details of the world around you
all brought into being, given life and directed every moment from Above—

but beyond that:
Every nuance is an essential component of a grand and G‑dly scheme, the gestalt of all those vital minutiae.
Every moment burns with the pulse of G‑d’s desire.

Meditate on this. And then think:
How much more so the details of my daily life.