Wednesday, October 19, 2005

"TODAY'S DAY": Thursday, October 20, 2005


Tishrei 17, 5766 * October 20, 2005

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

Shabbat, Tishrei 17 5704

Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukot

In Kabalat Shabbat we say: Gam B'Simcha Uv'Tzahala. (p. 132).

Shalom Aleichem, Eishet Chayil, Mizmor L'David, Da Hee S'udata (pp. 144-6) and V'yitein L'cha (p. 235) are said in an undertone.

At Musaf - Uminchatam V'nisskeihem (p. 260) is said after each verse recounting that day's offering. On Shabbat do not say Hosha'anot (p. 326).

Torah lessons: Chumash: B'racha, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 83-87.
Tanya: XXIII. "The matter is (p. 523)...multitude) at all.
(p. 525).

The soul-aspect of Yechida emerges through the Avoda of being tested. As is written (in the Hosha'anot service, p. 327):

"She clings and cleaves to you" - the binding of the soul to G-d.
This leads to...

" She bears your yoke," observing Torah and mitzvot with
self-sacrifice; and then...

"She, the One People (Yechida), affirms Your Oneness" - Yechida
of the soul is revealed.

Through this revelation the Yechida of the animal soul is transformed into G-dliness. (1)

This finds expression in the intensity with which one fulfills Torah and mitzvot, with an inner enthusiasm, with a sense of great delight and tremendous pleasure in serving G-d.

(To a person on that lofty level) there is total equanimity to all worldy matters; "yes" and "no" have become absolutely equal to him, for he is now divested of the sense of delight in and appetite for material things.

Footnote: 1. The animal soul is not comitted to evil, or even
to self-indulgence. Its primary desire is pleasure;
but its concept of pleasure can be modified, so that
it need not seek physical delights.


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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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