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Daily Mussar: Coming to Faith: Whats the Minimum I must Do

Daily Mussar Shiur with Rabbi Avraham Gaon
Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Etzion
http://www.YeshivaEtzion.com

Chabad.org
Kislev 27, 5774 · 11/30/2013
“Today’s Day”
Sunday Kislev 27, Third Day of Chanuka 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Mikeitz, first parsha, with Rashi.
Tehillim: 120-134.
Tanya: Ch. 3. Now, each (p. 9)…and dread of Him (p. 11).

During the Alter Rebbe’s second arrest1 in 5561 (1800) he was not incarcerated as harshly as the first time. However the charges were more ominous for they were aimed at the doctrines of Chassidus and the opposition was intense. He was held in “Taini Soviet” prison and released on the Third Light of Chanuka.

FOOTNOTES
1. See “On Learning Chassidus” Kehot, p. 24.
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Chabad.org
Kislev 26, 5774 · 11/29/2013
“Today’s Day”
Shabbat Kislev 26, Second Day of Chanuka 5703
Bless Rosh Chodesh Tevet. Say the entire Tehillim in the early morning.
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Shevi’i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 119, 97 to end.
Tanya: Ch. 2. The second soul (p. 5)…Parshat Bereishit (p. 9).

Day of farbrengenTal umatar (Siddur, p. 54). Chanuka lights after havdala (p. 234), before v’yitein l’cha (p. 235). In shul, Chanuka candles before havdala.

On Shabbat mevarchim, (when the new month is blessed) (Siddur, p. 191), Chassidim are to assemble in Shul early in the morning to say the entire Tehillim. Afterwards, study for about an hour a maamar Chassidus that everyone can understand, and then daven. The time to farbreng is to be determined according to the circumstances1 in the place they live (for material and spiritual success).

After concluding the Tehillim on Shabbat Mevarchim, say Mourner’s Kaddish; if there is a Yahrzeit or mourner – Kaddish after each of the five books of Tehillim.

FOOTNOTES
1. See Nissan 30, p. 49
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Today’s Mitzvah
Kislev 27, 5774 · November 30, 2013
A daily digest of Maimonides’ classic work “Sefer Hamitzvot”

Negative Commandment 241
Taking Collateral from a Widow

“Nor shall you take a widow’s garment as security”—Deuteronomy 24:17.

It is forbidden for a creditor to take collateral for a debt from a widow—whether she is wealthy or poor.

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Negative Commandment 242
Taking Food Preparation Utensils as Collateral

“One shall not take the upper or lower millstone for a pledge, for he is taking a life as a pledge”—Deuteronomy 24:6.

It is forbidden for a creditor to take food preparation utensils – e.g., grinders, kneading bowls, pots, and knives – as collateral for a debt.

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Today’s Mitzvah
Kislev 26, 5774 · November 29, 2013
A daily digest of Maimonides’ classic work “Sefer Hamitzvot”

Positive Commandment 199
Making Collateral Available to the Debtor when Needed

“As the sun sets, you shall surely return the pledge to him”—Deuteronomy 24:13.

A creditor is commanded to return a debt collateral to its Jewish owner when he is in need of it. If the collateral is an item he needs during the daytime – e.g., the tools of his trade or an article of clothing – the creditor must return it to the debtor every day, and only take possession of it during the nighttime. If the collateral is an item needed by night – e.g., linens, blankets or pajamas – he must return it at night and only take possession of it again in the morning.

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Negative Commandment 240
Withholding Collateral from the Debtor when it’s Needed

“You shall not sleep while holding his security”—Deuteronomy 24:12.

It is forbidden for a creditor to withhold a debt’s collateral from its owner, the debtor, when he cannot do without it due to his poverty (see Positive Commandment 199). Rather he must return the collateral to him—an item used during the daytime must be returned for the duration of every day, and an item used at night must be returned for the duration of every night. As the Mishnah says, “He must return the pillow at night and the plow for the day.”

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