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Daily Study: Hayom Yom

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Sunday Nissan 27, 12th day of the omer 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: K'doshim, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 120-134.
Tanya: This quality of (p. 231)...The Esoteric Discipline. (p. 231).

The permissible, when done for one's pleasure,1 is completely evil, as the Alter Rebbe writes in Tanya, Chapter 7, for we are commanded, "sanctify yourself with what is permitted to you."2 One must introduce sanctity into those matters that are permissible so that they serve the purpose of enhancing one's Torah, mitzvot, fear-of-G‑d and good character traits.

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.


E.g. eating kosher meat but like a glutton, etc.


Vayikra 19:2 and Ramban; Yevamot 20a.

יום ראשון כז ניסן, יב לעומר (תש"ג)
שיעורים: חומש: קדושים, ראשון עם פירש"י.
תהילים: קכ -קלד.
תניא: והנה בחי'.. לי"ח

דברים המותרים אם עושה אותם להנאתו הם רע גמור כמ"ש [כמו שכתב] רבינו נ"ע [נשמתו עדן] [תניא פ"ז [פרק ז']]. לפי דקדש עצמך במותר לך. צריך להכניס קדושה בדברים המותרים שיהי'[ה] בהם תכלית של תורה ומצות יראת שמים ומדות טובות.