Friday, January 20, 2006

TODAY IN JUDAISM: Friday, January 20, 2006


Tevet 20, 5766 * January 20, 2006


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Today is: Friday, Tevet 20, 5766

Today in Jewish History

• Passing of Maimonides (1204)

Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Talmudist, Halachist, physician, philosopher and communal leader, known in the Jewish world by the acronym "Rambam" and to the world at large as "Maimonides", passed away in Egypt on the 20th of Tevet in 1204.

Links: A brief biography []; a lengthier bio []; more []

• Printing of the Talmud (1483)

The first volume of the Babylonian Talmud [], the tractate Berachot, was printed in Soncino, Italy, on the 20th of Tevet of the year 5244 from creation (1483)

Daily Quote

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch once met a watercarrier carrying full buckets and remarked: "When one encounters water there is an appropriate maxim of the Baal Shem Tov that one should say, namely: 'When encountering water one should say that the Baal Shem says that it is a sign of blessing'"

- Hayom Yom, Tevet 21

Daily Study

Chitas and Rambam for today:

Chumash: Shemot, 6th Portion Shemot 4:18-4:31 with Rashi
• English Text:

Tehillim: Chapters 97 - 103
• Hebrew text:
• English text:

Tanya: Likutei Amarim, end of Chapter 13
• Lesson in Tanya:
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• Sefer Hamitzvos:
• 1 Chapter: Zechiyah uMattanah Chap. 2
• 3 Chapters: Bikurim Chap. 3, 4, 5

Hayom Yom:
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