Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"TODAY'S DAY": Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Tevet 18, 5766 * January 18, 2006

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

Shabbat, Tevet 18 5703

Torah lessons: Chumash: Vay'chi, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 88-89
Tanya: Ch. 11. "One is (p. 43)...hovers the Shechinah."

The one called for the last Aliya (concluding each Book of the
Chumash), also says Chazak Chazak Venit'chazeik (as does the

In saying Viyhi Noam (p. 116) on Saturday night, repeat the verse
Orech Yamim...; but not at Shacharit (of Shabbat, p. 154).

When the Tzemach Tzedek was a boy and learned the passage, "Yaakov
lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years," (1) his teacher
translated according to the Baal Haturim commentary: "Our father
Yaakov lived his seventeen best years in Egypt."

When he returned home from Cheder he asked his grandfather, the
Alter Rebbe: How can it be that our father Yaakov, the elect of the
Patriarchs, should have as the best years of his life the seventeen
that he lived in Egypt, the land of corruption? (2)

The Alter Rebbe answered: It is written, "And Yehuda he sent before
him to Yosef to give instructions for Goshen." (3)

The Midrash states, and Rashi quotes this, R. Nechemya said - to
establish a house of study so Torah would be there and the tribes
would study Torah. "To give instructions (4) for Goshen" means (in
a deeper sense), when one learns Torah he comes closer (5) to The
Al-mighty, may He be blessed, so even in Egypt it was true to say
Vay'chi - he lived.

Footnotes: (1) Bereishit 47:28.
(2) See Rashi on Bereishit 12:19 and Vayikra 18:3.
(3) Bereishit 46:28.
(4) Lehorot (lit. "to teach") related to the word "Torah."
(5) "...comes closer...", related to the word "Goshen."


Featured Audio Class on Chabad.org:

Torah Gems - Parsha Shemos
By Elimelech Silberberg — Bais Chabad Torah Center of West Bloomfield

Experience the gems of the Parsha with the classic commentaries, and a kabbalstic twist.


More Audio/Video



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).

For a glossary of terms used in "Today's Day" please click here:

© Copyright
Kehot Publication Society
770 Eastern Parkway / Brooklyn, New York 11213
(718) 774-4000 / FAX (718) 774-2718

Brought to you by Chabad.org

To view this lesson online with its many features please visit: http://www.chabad.org/dailystudy/hayomyom.asp

For more daily Torah study, please visit: http://www.chabad.org/dailystudy/


** Enjoyed this email? Please help us continue sharing the
study of Torah and Jewish traditions:

Dedicate or sponsor an email to mark your special occasion!
Please click here: http://www.chabad.org/dedications

Please click here to make a donation to Chabad.org:

** To subscribe to more Chabad.org email lists please click here:

** To be removed from this email list please click here:
If you would just like your email suspended and resumed at a later
date, please let us know here:

** You are subscribed as: moshiachtv.maildrop@blogger.com. If your e-mail address is changing
please send us your new email address here:


Part of the Chabad Online Network

A division of Chabad Lubavitch Media Center
770 Eastern Parkway * Brooklyn, NY * 11213
Web: http://www.chabad.org
Feedback: http://www.chabad.org/tools/feedback.asp


No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails