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Daily Study: Hayom Yom

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Monday Kislev 16 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Sheini with Rashi.
Tehillim: 79-82.
Tanya: "And charity (p. 625)...blessed be He". (p. 627).

A fundamental principle of Chabad philosophy is that the mind, which by its innate nature1 rules over the heart,2) must subordinate the heart to G‑d's service by utilizing the intellectualization,3 comprehension4 and profound contemplation5 of the greatness of the Creator of the universe.

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.


Lit. "from birth."


See Tanya Ch. 12, p. 49.


Haskala - the mind's creative power, related to chochma. (See Translator's Notes, p. 118).


Havana - comprehension, grasp; from bina, the second state of intellect.


Da'at - the third state of intellect.

יום שני טז כסלו (תש"ד)
שיעורים: חומש: וישב,שני עם פירש"י.
תניא: וצדקה ... א"ס ב"ה.

יסוד עיקרי בשיטת חב"ד הוא, אשר המוח השליט על הלב בתולדתו, ישעבד את הלב לעבודת השי"ת [ה' יתברך], מתוך השכלה הבנה והעמקת הדעת בגדולת בורא העולם ב"ה [ברוך הוא].