Monday, October 17, 2005

"TODAY'S DAY": Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Due to holiday observance, the Yom Tov edition of ''Today's Day'' is sent on Monday. Chag Sameach!

Tishrei 15, 5766 * October 18, 2005

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

Thursday, Tishrei 15, 1st Day of Sukot 5704

Torah lessons: Chumash: B'racha, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 77-78.
Tanya: It is analogous (p. 519)...nullified,
forevermore. (p. 521).

When giving the Etrog-lulav set to another for him to pronounce the B'racha, say explicitly that this is a gift conditional on its return, particularly on the first day.

This is of value for the giver (1) and the recipient. (2)

My father instructed that one should start saying Shehecheyanu with the Lulav in one hand and Etrog in the other. (3)

The verses Ki Amarti, etc. (p. 326) are said only on Hosha'ana Raba.

During the day, the B'racha of Leisheiv Ba'Sukah (p. 251) is also said after Kiddush (p. 250), not after Hamotzi.

We know the procedure (for the congregant) during the blessing of the Kohanim (4) because the Alter Rebbe would take the Tzemach Tzedek, before the latter's marriage, under his Tallit during the blessing (5) of the Kohanim.

Footnotes: 1. The owner of the Etrog-Lulav set.
2. The user.
3. At the close of the B'racha, he is to hold them
4. See above, second day of Shavuot, p. 60.
5. Often referred to colloquially as Duchening (Yiddish).


Are you prepared for Sukkot?

Our extensive Jewish New Year website has how-to’s, stories, lessons and even recipes! It's sure to make your holiday more meaningful and insightful!

All this at:


Find a Sukkot Event near you!

Wishing you and your family a happy and joyous Holiday!


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

To view this lesson online with its many features please visit:

For more daily Torah study, please visit:


** 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:

Please click here to make a donation to

** To subscribe to more email lists please click here:

** To be removed from this email list please click here:,21,261645,0,217
If you would just like your email suspended and resumed at a later
date, please let us know here:

** You are subscribed as: 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


No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails