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Hayom Yom

Hayom-Yom for 1, Adar I

30 Shevat, 5780 - February 25, 20202 Adar, 5780 - February 27, 2020

Hayom Yom was written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 5703 (1942-43).
In this box we have listed the Torah Lessons for this year.
The Torah Lessons below in the text are as they were in the original edition.
Wednesday, 1 Adar, 5780 - February 26, 2020
Torah Lessons
(5780)
Chumash: Terumah, 4th portion (Exod. 26:15-26:30) with Rashi.
Tehillim: 1-9
Tanya: English text / Audio / MP3
Rambam:
     3 chapters: Hebrew / Audio / MP3,
     1 chapter: Hebrew / Audio / MP3,
     Sefer Hamitzvos: English / Audio / MP3

Shabbat 1 Adar I, Shabbat Rosh Chodesh 5703
Torah Lessons
(5703)
Chumash: Mishpatim, Shevi'i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 1-9.
Tanya: Ch. 26. Truly this (p. 111)...as mentioned above. (p. 115).

(Here there appears an interpretation of an abbreviation in Torah Or, relevant only in Hebrew. Translator).

It is written: "Man goes out to his work and to his labor (Avoda) until evening." [1]

Every soul in its descent into this material world has general and personal tasks. This, then, is the meaning of the verse:

Man goes out to his work - the soul "goes out" from its position in the trove of souls, in the highest heavens, and descends from plane to plane until it comes to be invested in a body and in the natural and animal souls.

The purpose of this descent is "man to his work" - to his general task of achieving dominance of "form over matter" (meaning, the spiritual over the material), [2] to illuminate the world with the light of Torah and the candle of Mitzva.

"...to his labor refers to each individual's particular mission, for every soul has its unique Avoda in intellect and emotions according to its nature and character. [3]

"...until evening - while there is still time to accomplish, as it is written, "Today, to perform them (the mitzvot)." [4]

On a more profound level the verse may be explained as follows:

The verse refers to the ascent of the soul [5] in general, achieved by its prior descent (Man goes out) into the material world:

When the soul ascends from its being enclothed in the body in this material world, then...

...to his work - the soul's occupation in the World To Come [6] is commensurate with its occupation in the material world.

If he had studied Torah regularly, there too (in the World To Come) the soul is ushered into the "Tents of Torah";

...to his labor - if he performed his Avoda properly then his ascent goes on...

...until erev ("evening") - higher and higher until he attains the ultimate delight and Areivut [7] ("sweetness") of the Essence of the En Sof, [8] may He be blessed.

   

Notes:

  1. (Back to text) Tehillim 104:23. This chapter (Borchi nafshi) is said on Rosh Chodesh.

  2. (Back to text) See Kislev 7, footnote.

  3. (Back to text) See Nissan 8.

  4. (Back to text) Devarim 7:11.

  5. (Back to text) To a plane higher than it had ever been.

  6. (Back to text) Olam Haba, the spiritual Hereafter.

  7. (Back to text) Associated with Erev, "evening."

  8. (Back to text) The Ultimate Infinity, G-d.


Monday Adar Sheini 1, Rosh Chodesh 5703
Torah Lessons
(5703)
Chumash: P'kudei, Sheini with Rashi.
Tehillim: 1-9.
Tanya: But since the Temple (p. 153)...upon him by G-d. (p. 155).

In Yaaleh V'yavo (p. 57) Zachreinu...bo, [1] Ufakdeinu vo [2]

   

Notes:

  1. (Back to text) The word bo spelled with the letter beit - i.e., with a dagesh - point.

  2. (Back to text) The same word spelled here vo, with the letter veit - i.e., without the dagesh - point.



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