Saturday, December 24, 2005

"TODAY'S DAY": Sunday, December 25, 2005


Kislev 24, 5766 * December 25, 2005

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

Thursday, Kislev 24, Eve of Chanuka, 5703

Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 113-118.
Tanya: Ch. 1. It has been taught (p. 1)...(modes of
interpretation). (p. 3).

(Continuation of Kislev 23): An explanation of the three verses beginning L'chu N'ran'na, in a manner meaningful to everyone, is as follows:

Wednesday, we begin thinking: What will we have for Shabbat? This is a concern in the literal sense and also spiritually, "how can we Shabbos" (i.e. make a real Shabbat)? After all, every person is quite different on Shabbat than on a weekday. So we become a bit despondent.

The solution is L'chu N'ran'na ("Come let us sing"), have faith, trust.

Comes Thursday, it is now closer to Shabbat and we still have nothing. It doesn't seem to "N'ran'na" so easily and we realize we must do SOMETHING. So we study Chassidus Thursday night, so that by Friday we sense the depth of "...for the L-rd is a great G-d and a great King..." (1); and with THIS a Jew "can Shabbos."

During Mincha, Tachanun is omitted.

Footnote: (1) Psalm 95.


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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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