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"TODAY'S DAY": Shabbat, December 17, 2005


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Kislev 16, 5766 * December 17, 2005

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

Monday, Kislev 16 5704

Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Sheini with Rashi.
Tehillim: 79-82.
Tanya: "And charity (p. 625)...blessed be He". (p. 627).

A fundamental principle of Chabad philosophy is that the mind, which by its innate nature (1) rules over the heart, (2) must subordinate the heart to G-d's service by utilizing the intellectualization, (3) comprehension (4) and profound contemplation (5) of the greatness of the Creator of the universe.

Footnotes: (1) Lit. "from birth."
(2) See Tanya Ch. 12, p. 49.
(3) Haskala - the mind's creative power, related to
Chochma. (See Translator's Notes, p. 118).
(4) Havana - comprehension, grasp; from Bina, the
second state of intellect.
(5) Da'at - the third state of intellect.


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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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