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Daily Study: Hayom Yom

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Tuesday Sivan 26 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Korach, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 119, 97 to end.
Tanya: And this is also (p. 315)...in actual reality. (p. 317).

"They went down to the pit alive"1 - even in the grave they think they are alive.

There is a blessing contained in "They went down to the pit alive," as with "the sons of Korach did not die,"2 - "a place was established for them3 and they repented." For teshuva, repentance, is effective only while one is still alive. This, then, is the blessing - that even in the pit they will live, and they will be able to effect teshuva.

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.

Ibid. 26:11.

3.

In Gehinom ("the pit," Purgatory for the soul); Megilla 14a. See Supplementary Footnotes.

יום שלישי כו סיון (תש"ג)
שיעורים: חומש: קרח, שלישי עם פירש"י.
תהילים: קיט, מה...לא שכחתי.
תניא: וזה ג"כ ענין... 'פד' בפועל ממש.

וירדו חיים שאולה - שגם בשאול חושבים שהם חיים.

הברכה בוירדו חיים שאולה, כמו בני קרח לא מתו, מקום נתבצר להם ועשו תשובה, כי תשובה מועלת רק כל עוד שהוא חי, וזוהי הברכה, שגם בשאול יהיו חיים ויוכלו לעשות תשובה.