Teachings of the Sages 30th Kislev 5770

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ON LOVING ONE’S FELLOW JEWS

R’ Raphael overheard his wife scolding her maid. He rebuked her, saying: “You have no right to give pain to a Jewess. A child of Israel is very, very precious”.*
*Midrash Pinhas, p. 42 (A), cited in The Hasidic Anthology: Tales and Teachings of the Hasidim, by Louis I. Newman, p. 190. Reprinted with permission of Ann Newman (B)

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Joke of the day 30th Kislev 5770

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A Jewish grandmother is babysitting her grandson at the beach. He has a pail and shovel and is digging in the sand on the ocean’s edge. Suddenly a gigantic wave rolls in from the ocean, scoops up the child with his pail and shovel, and sweeps them out to sea. The horrified grandmother shrieks in horror and starts pleading with G-d: “Please, please, my grandson, save him, you’re a merciful G-d, he is only a child, etc. etc.” Another wave comes in from the ocean and deposits the little boy with his pail and shovel exactly where he was before.The grandmother looks him over with great relief and then she yells at G-d: “Where is his hat? He had a hat!!”

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On this day Limud yomi for 30th Kislev 5770

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Limud yomi

  • Daf yomi: Bava Batra 118
  • Yerushalmi yomi: Horayot 6
  • Mishna yomit: Tahorot 1:7
  • Halacha yomit: Orach Chaim 376:2
  • Tanach yomi: Shmuel Seder 31
  • Shabbat Parshiot: Mikeitz
  • Torah Reading: Gen. 41:1-44:17*
  • Haftara for Second Shabbat of Chanukah: 1 Kings 7:40 –50*

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*Saturday night-Sunday 12-13 December / 26 Kislev
The second light of Chanukah is lit after the departure of the Shabbat. The prevalent custom is to light the Chanukah lights following Havdalah.

The days of Chanukah are days of joy. It is forbidden to fast and it is customary to hold feasts and to eat some fried foods (such as doughnuts — no need for excess!!!) in memory of the miracle of the oil, and a milk or cheese dish in memory of the heroism of Judith, who fed the Greek general Holfurnos until he was drowsy and then cut off his head.

Wednesday night-Thursday 16-17 December / 30 Kislev
Fifth light of Chanukah
First day of Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Today is the Yahrzeit of R. Avraham b’Reb Nachman Chazan (1849-1917), outstanding Breslover scholar and author of Kochvey Ohr and Biur HaLikutim, a commentary on Rabbi Nachman’s Likutey Moharan.

Attributes of the month of TEVET: Ruling permutation of the letters of HAVAYAH: KEH YOD KEH VAV, contained in the final Hebrew letters of the words of the verse [Gadlu] laYHVH eetY uneromemaH shemO , “[magnify] HaShem with me, and let us exalt His name …” (Psalms 34:4). The month’s corresponding letter is: AYIN; Human attribute: ANGER; Body Part: LIVER; Tribe: DAN; Constellation: GEDI (Capricorn, the Goat).

Thursday night-Friday 17-18 December / 1 Tevet
Second day of Rosh Chodesh Tevet
On this day Esther was taken to the palace of Achashverosh (Esther 2:16).
On Friday afternoon, the Chanukah lights must be lit before sunset, and they should be lit before the Shabbat candles. Where possible it is preferable to pray the afternoon Minchah service before kindling the Chanukah lights.

Friday night-Saturday 18-19 December / 2 Tevet
Shabbat Parshat MIKEITZ; Second Shabbat of CHANUKAH
Eighth light of Chanukah
Torah Reading: Mikeitz, Gen. 41:1-44:17, Rosh Chodesh reading Numbers 28:9-15 ; Chanukah reading Numbers 7:54-8:4; Haftara for Second Shabbat of Chanukah: 1 Kings 7:40 –50.
Many have the custom of singing Ma’oz Tzur and other Chanukah songs at the Friday night Shabbat table. Al Hanissim for Chanukah are added in the Birchat Hamazon and in the the Shabbat Amidah prayers, and full Hallel is recited after the shacharit (morning) Amidah.

Eighth day of Chanukah
The eighth and last light of Chanukah takes us beyond the finite world (encompassed by the seven lower sefirot) to the higher world of Binah (Understanding), the eighth level above Malchut. At the time of the lighting of the eighth light and for the whole last day of Chanukah tremendous spiritual influence flows down to all who are willing to open themselves to it.

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Daily Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov 30th Kislev 5770

 
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I heard in the name of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov that when the Seven Universal Commandments were given to the descendants of Noach, the [souls of the] Jewish people agreed to become guarantors for the rest of the world.
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Daily Torah Quote 30th Kislev 5770

 
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Every one in the Jewish people should have wealth. But there is a very bad, despicable character trait that causes us to lose wealth – anger. Therefore, in order to keep our money and not lose it, we need to guard ourselves from anger.
(Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)

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The Kehot Chumash – Parshah Mikeitz

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Bringing Heaven Down to Earth 30th Kislev 5770

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Staying Above

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