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Hayom Yom

Hayom-Yom for 14, Kislev

13 Kislev, 5779 - November 21, 201815 Kislev, 5779 - November 23, 2018

Hayom Yom was written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 5703 (1942-43).
In this box we have listed the Torah Lessons for this year.
The Torah Lessons below in the text are as they were in the original edition.
Thursday, 14 Kislev, 5779 - November 22, 2018
Torah Lessons
Chumash: Vayishlach, 5th portion (Gen. 34:1-35:11) with Rashi.
Tehillim: 72-76
Tanya: English text / Audio / MP3
     3 chapters: Hebrew / Audio / MP3,
     1 chapter: Hebrew / Audio / MP3,
     Sefer Hamitzvos: English / Audio / MP3

Shabbat Kislev 14 * 5704
Torah Lessons
Chumash: Vayishlach, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 72-76.
Tanya: "David! Do you call (p. 621)...his time of trouble. (p. 623).

Birkat hamazon (pp. 88-94) is said over a cup of wine even without ten (people having dined together).

The cup is held in the palm of the hand, the fingers extending upward. Hold the cup from Rabossai Mir Velen Benchen [1] until after the third B'racha, [2] when it is placed on the table.

In one of my father's Sichot, he explained a subject, of which this is the core:

There are Tzadik, Yashar, Tamim and Chassid.

Tzadik [3] is so called regarding his fulfillment of the positive mitzvot, thereby eliciting revelations inherent in the creative order. [4]

Yashar [5] is so called regarding his fulfillment of the negative mitzvot - which draws forth revelations beyond the creative order.

Tamim, (man of) earnestness [6] elicits revelations (from a level of G-dliness at which) "the taste of the tree and its fruit is the same" - the co-joining of the Encompassing (soveiv) [7] and Permeating (memalei) [8] modes of Divine influence.

Highest of all is Chassid, and here there are three levels:

  1. Worldly affairs do not disturb or distract him. Every individual can, and every individual must, attain this level.

  2. All his affairs "are G-dliness." [9] Though this level "is not distant from you etc.," [10] it is still not within everyone's reach.

  3. The level described in Tikunei Zohar, "Who is a chassid? He who conducts himself with benevolence towards his Creator - towards His nest" [11] - which means that he seeks to unite the Holy One blessed be He, and His Shechina [12] within those who dwell in the lower worlds - not merely to quench the thirst of his own soul; as explained in Tanya. [13]



    * This day marks the marriage, in 5689 (1928) of the Rebbe Sh'lita with the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka of blessed memory, daughter of the Previous Rebbe of blessed memory.

  1. (Back to text) "Gentlemen, let us say the Blessings."

  2. (Back to text) I.e. after the words "...who in His mercy rebuilds Jerusalem. Amen." (p. 91).

  3. (Back to text) Lit. "saintly person."

  4. (Back to text) Seder hishtalsh'lut, "The Order of Downward Progression."

  5. (Back to text) Lit. "upright person."

  6. (Back to text) Cf. Tishrei 4, p. 93.

  7. (Back to text) A mode of G-d's creative force transcending the creative order.

  8. (Back to text) Divine Immanence, enclothing itself within the creative order.

    See Translator's Notes (p. 120 in the printed version).

  9. (Back to text) See Supplementary Footnotes, (p. 130 in the printed version).

  10. (Back to text) Devarim 30:11.

  11. (Back to text) Introduction to Tikunei Zohar 1b.

  12. (Back to text) See Supplementary Footnotes, p. 130.

  13. (Back to text) See Supplementary Footnotes, p. 130.

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