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Daily Study: Hayom Yom

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Friday Iyar 2, 17th day of the omer 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: K'doshim, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 10-17.
Tanya: Nonetheless a person (p. 237)...and as is known. (p. 237).

My grandfather (the Rebbe Maharash) was born on this day in 5593 (1833).

When he was seven years old he was once tested in his studies by his father, the Tzemach Tzedek. My grandfather did so well in the test that his teacher was enormously impressed. Unable to restrain himself he said to the Tzemach Tzedek, "Well, what do you say? Hasn't he done marvelously?" The Tzemach Tzedek responded: "What is there to be surprised about when tiferet-within-tiferet does well?"1

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.


There are seven midot or Divine attributes, the first (and major) three being chessed (kindness), gevura (severity) and tiferet (beauty). Each attribute contains elements of the others, chessed-within-chessed, gevura-within-chessed, etc. 49 combinations in all, corresponding to the 49 days of the omer. The Rebbe Maharash was born on Iyar 2, the day of tiferet-within-tiferet, an extraordinarily high spiritual level.

יום שישי ב אייר, יז לעומר  (תש"ג)
שיעורים: חומש: קדושים, שישי עם פירש"י.
תהילים: י-יז.
תניא: רק שאעפ"כ ... וכנודע.

יום הולדת את אאזמו"ר [אדוני אבי זקני מורי ורבי] - בשנת תקצ"ג.

צו זיבען יאהר האט עם אמאל דער צ"צ [צמח צדק] פארהערט. דער זיידע האט געמאכט אזוי גוט, אז זיין מלמד איז זייער נתפעל געווארען, האט זיך ניט געקענט איינהאלטען און געזאגט דעם צ"צ [צמח צדק]: הא, וואס זאגט איהר, ער מאכט גוט. דער צ"צ [צמח צדק] האט איהם געענטפערט: וואס איז די התפעלות, אז תפארת שבתפארת מאכט גוט.