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"TODAY'S DAY": Monday, October 24, 2005


Tishrei 21, 5766 * October 24, 2005

"T O D A Y ' S D A Y"

Wednesday, Tishrei 21, Hosha'ana Raba 5704

Torah lessons: Chumash: B'racha, Revi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 104-105.
Tanya: Therefore, my beloved (p. 527)...Rashi, ad loc. (p. 529).

In the Tikun of Hosha'ana Raba night, the Parsha of B'racha (1) is also (2) said only once.

(My father instructed certain individuals to say it with Rashi's commentary on Hosha'ana Raba, but this was not a general instruction.)

On Erev (3) Simchat Torah, B'racha is said twice and its Targum (4) once.

Before Hallel remove the (top) two rings from the Lulav, leaving the three rings that bind the Lulav with the Hadassim and Aravot.

Eiruv Tavshilin (p. 249).

On Hosha'ana Raba the piece of bread on which one says Hamotzi is dipped in honey, but not on Sh'mini Atzeret or Simchat Torah.

Footnotes: 1. The weekly Torah-portion (or Sedra) more commonly
called V'zot Habracha.
2. I.e. just like all the other portions of Devarim
read that night.
3. The day preceding; i.e. Sh'mini Atzeret (in the
4. Aramaic rendition by Onkelos.
This procedure (reading the Hebrew verse twice and
Targum once) is followed weekly for every Sedra.


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Compiled and arranged by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 5703 (1943) from the talks and letters of the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe. Note: day of week and Torah lessons indicated are from 5703 (1943).

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