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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
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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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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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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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Kislev 26, 5774 · November 29, 2013
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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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Kislev 24, 5774 · 11/27/2013
“Today’s Day”
Thursday Kislev 24, Eve of Chanuka 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 113-118.
Tanya: Ch. 1. It has been taught (p. 1)…(modes of interpretation). (p. 3).

(Continuation of Kislev 23): An explanation of the three verses beginning l’chu n’ran’na, in a manner meaningful to everyone, is as follows: Wednesday, we begin thinking: What will we have for Shabbat? This is a concern in the literal sense and also spiritually, “how can we Shabbos” (i.e. make a real Shabbat)? After all, every person is quite different on Shabbat than on a weekday. So we become a bit despondent. The solution is l’chu n’ran’na (“Come let us sing”), have faith, trust. Comes Thursday, it is now closer to Shabbat and we still have nothing. It doesn’t seem to “n’ran’na” so easily and we realize we must do something. So we study Chassidus Thursday night, so that by Friday we sense the depth of “…for the L-rd is a great G-d and a great King1…”; and with this a Jew “can Shabbos.”

During Mincha, tachanun is omitted.

FOOTNOTES
1. Tehillim 95:3, opening Friday-night prayers.
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Kislev 24, 5774 · November 27, 2013
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Positive Commandment 142
Collecting Loans from Gentiles

“From the foreigner you shall pursue a debt”—Deuteronomy 15:3.

We are commanded to press a gentile to repay a debt that he owes us, and not to have mercy on him [and give him an extension]—as we are commanded regarding a Jew.

[This commandment only applies to a gentile who has not accepted upon himself the observance of the Seven Noahide Laws.]

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Kislev 25, 5774 · 11/28/2013
“Today’s Day”
Friday Kislev 25, First Day of Chanuka 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 119, 1-96.
Tanya: And as for the general saying (p. 3)…self-glorification, and so on. (p. 5).

My father would kindle Chanuka lights between Mincha and Maariv; he was not particular1 whether the doorway was south-north or east-west. Haneirot halalu2 he said after kindling all the lights. He would sit near the lights for a half hour, except Fridays when he did not stay that long. He took care that the lights burned at least 50 minutes.

The order we follow is: Mincha, Chanuka lights, then Shabbat candles.

FOOTNOTES
1. In Shul the candles should stand east to west, as in the Sanctuary. Why we are not particular about this at home is not clear. Sefer Haminhagim p. 70, and f.n. 5 ibid.
2. Siddur p. 339
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Kislev 25, 5774 · November 28, 2013
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Negative Commandment 239
Forcefully Taking Collateral

“You shall not go into his house to take his pledge”—Deuteronomy 24:10.

It is forbidden for a creditor to enter the borrower’s home and forcibly take collateral for a debt that is due. Only the courts, via a court-appointed agent, have the right to do this.

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Kislev 23, 5774 · 11/26/2013
“Today’s Day”
Wednesday Kislev 23 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Revi’i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 108-112.
Tanya: Since the said…the said Likutei Amarim. (p.xvi).

From my grandfather’s talks of Elul 5635 (1875): The three days before Shabbat are a preparation for Shabbat. The Zohar says1 about Shabbat that “from it are all days blessed.”2 “All days” refers to the six days of the week on which G-d conferred a general blessing – “G-d will bless you in all you do.” The blessing of Shabbat is for the days preceding it and the days following it. The preparations for Shabbat begin Wednesday, and are announced by the brief l’chu n’ran’na3 of three verses.

FOOTNOTES
1. Zohar II, 63b, 88a.
2. Devarim 15:18.
3. Siddur (Tehilat HaShem) p. 78. First three verses of Psalm 95 appended to Wednesday’s Psalm 94. The same three verses begin the Friday night prayers inaugurating Shabbat (Siddur Tehilat HaShem (Kehot) P. 128).
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Kislev 23, 5774 · November 26, 2013
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Positive Commandment 197
Lending Money

“If you lend money to My people, the poor among you”—Exodus 22:24.

We are commanded to lend money to the impoverished, in order to help relieve them and ease their burden. This mitzvah is even greater than that of giving charity; for one who has already reached the point where he has to openly ask people for money is less bothered and pained by [having to ask for assistance] than one who has not yet reached this level. He therefore needs assistance to keep his situation from being known and reaching such a level.

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Negative Commandment 234
Demanding Payment of a Loan from a Destitute Borrower

“You shall not be to him as a creditor”—Exodus 22:24.

It is forbidden to demand payment of a debt from a borrower if the lender is aware that the borrower has not the means to repay. It is even forbidden for the lender to pass before the borrower [lest his presence, and therefore the acute awareness that he owes him money, shame him].

Demanding repayment of a debt that includes interest is also included in this prohibition.

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Kislev 22, 5774 · 11/25/2013
“Today’s Day”
Tuesday Kislev 22 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 106-107.
Tanya: I speak however (p.xiv)…May this be His will.

A practice instituted by the Rebbe: Every morning after davening – including Shabbat, festivals, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur – say a portion of Tehillim1 as the book was apportioned for the days of the month. When Tehillim is completed with a minyan – Mourner’s Kaddish is said. In a month of 29 days, say the last two portions on the 29th.

FOOTNOTES
1. See “Saying Tehillim,” Kehot 1975.
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Kislev 22, 5774 · November 25, 2013
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Positive Commandment 242
The Unpaid Watchman

“If a man gives his neighbor money or vessels to watch”—Exodus 22:6.

We are commanded [to follow all the laws outlined in the Torah] regarding one who watches an object for his fellow without compensation.

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Kislev 20, 5774 · 11/23/2013
“Today’s Day”
Sunday Kislev 20 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 97-103.
Tanya: Approbation by the rabbis…of blessed memory (p.x).

The first printing of the “Book of the Intermediates” – Tanya – was completed on Tuesday, Kislev 20, 5557 (1796) in Slavita. It included Part I – Sefer Shel Benonim, – Part II – Chinuch Katan – and Shaar Hayichud Veha’emunah.

Igeret Hateshuvah, first edition, was printed in Zolkvi 5559 (1799); second edition, first printing, Shklov 5566 (1806).

Igeret Hakodesh, first printing, Shklov 5574 (1814).

The corrected edition of all four parts was printed in Vilna (Rom edition) in 5660 (1900) and has been reprinted many times since.

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Kislev 19, 5774 · 11/22/2013
“Today’s Day”

From a letter by my father:*

The 19th of Kislev…the festival on which “He redeemed our soul in peace,”1 and our soul’s illumination and vitality were given to us, this day is Rosh Hashana for Chassidus bequeathed us by our sacred forebears,2 identical with the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov.3

“This day is the beginning of Your works,”4 the fulfillment of the true intention behind the creation of man on earth, which is to call forth revelation of the light of the inward part5 of our holy Torah.

On this day, that light is called forth, in a general way, for the entire year. It is our duty, on this day, to awaken our hearts with an innermost, elemental desire and will, in the very core of our heart, that G-d illuminate our souls with the light of His Inner Torah.

“From the depths I called to You, O G-d,”6 to elicit the depth and inwardness of G-d’s Torah and G-d’s mitzvot from the inwardness and essence of the Infinite (May He be blessed), to illuminate the inwardness of our souls. That all our being (meaning our total existence, the essence and the extensions)7 be devoted to Him alone, to banish from within us any of the natural traits that are evil and unworthy. Instead, all our works and affairs (our Avoda, meaning – davening and Torah and mitzvot, and our worldly undertakings necessary for the maintenance of the body), be with sincere intention for the sake of Heaven, as G-d wishes.

May G-d the Merciful Father have compassion upon us and lead us along the good and righteous path and may we “see His face in uprightness.Tehillim 11:7.

* Dated, Wednesday, Kislev 16, 5662.

Shabbat Kislev 19 5703
Haftora: Chazon Ovadya. Av harachamim (Siddur p. 191) and Tzidkat’cha (p. 209) are not said.
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayishlach, Shevi’i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 90-96.
Tanya: Title page, Approbation by a) Rabbi Meshulam… b) Rabbi… HaCohen (p. viii).

The chazan does not wear a tallit for Mincha or Maariv – neither on weekdays, Shabbat and festivals, or Rosh Hashana.

Yahrzeit of the Mezritcher Maggid,8 Tuesday, Parshat Vayeishev 5533 (1772). He is interred in Anipoli.

The Alter Rebbe9 was released from his first imprisonment, Kislev 19, Tuesday, Parshat Vayeishev 5559 (1798) towards evening.

From the Alter Rebbe’s letter: This indeed must be made known, that on the day G-d made for us, the 19th of Kislev, Tuesday (the day on which “it was good” was said twice in Torah10) yahrzeit of our holy teacher whose soul is in eden, while I was reading in the book of Tehillim the verse “He redeemed my soul in peace,”11 before beginning the following verse, I emerged in peace by (the act of) the G-d of peace.

* * *

A day of farbrengen and good resolutions towards establishing times to study the revealed Torah12 and Chassidus publicly, and in bolstering the ways of chassidim in true friendship.

It is customary to apportion volumes for the study of the Talmud, according to the procedure set out in Igeret Hakodesh “Hochei’ach Tochi’ach”13. In Lubavitch, since the year 5663 (1902-03) this allocation was made on Tevet 24, yahrzeit of the Alter Rebbe, there not being time on Kislev 19.

FOOTNOTES
1. Tehillim 55:19.
2. I.e. the Rebbe’im of Chabad. In the Hebrew there appears after “forebears,” this phrase: “May the memory of those saintly and holy ones be a blessing for life inolam haba – the spiritual Hereafter; their souls rest in eden; may their merit protect us.”
3. In the Hebrew: “…of the Baal Shem Tov – may his memory be a blessing.”
4. Siddur p. 288.
5. See “On the Teachings on Chassidus, Kehot.
6. Tehillim 130:1.
7. See translator’s notes, p. 122.
8. Rabbi Dov Ber, successor to the Baal Shem Tov.
9. Rabbi Schneur Zalman, founder of Chabad Chassidus. For a full biography, seeRabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, by Nissan Mindel, Kehot, New York, 1969.
10. See Rashi, Bereishit 1:7.
11. Tehillim 55:19.
12. Talmud, halacha etc.
13. Tanya p. 633.
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Kislev 20, 5774 · November 23, 2013
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Negative Commandment 219
Muzzling a Working Animal

“You shall not muzzle the ox when it is threshing”—Deuteronomy 25:4.

It is forbidden to prevent an animal from eating from produce upon which it is working—e.g., if it is threshing grain or carrying a bundle of hay. It is even forbidden to prevent it by verbally [shouting at it when it wishes to eat].

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Positive Commandment 244
The Borrower

“And if a man borrows from his neighbor…”—Exodus 22:13.

We are commanded [to follow all the laws outlined in the Torah] regarding one who borrows an object from his fellow.

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Kislev 19, 5774 · November 22, 2013
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Negative Commandment 267
A Worker Eating from the Employer’s Crops while Working

“You shall not waive a sickle to your neighbor’s standing grain”—Deuteronomy 23:26.

[Though a worker may eat from the produce on which he is working (see Positive Commandment 201), this is subject to two rules: 1) If he is working on produce that is still attached to the ground, he may only eat from it after he has finished his work with that produce (e.g., once he has filled a basket with grapes that he is harvesting, he may eat of the grapes in there). 2) If he is working with already harvested produce, he may eat of the produce as long as he hasn’t completely finished his work on the produce.]

It is forbidden for a worker to eat of produce he is working on [if it doesn’t meet the two criteria established above, and it is also forbidden for him to take a break in order to eat from the produce, rather he must eat as he works].

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Negative Commandment 268
A Worker Eating More than Allowed from his Employer’s Crops

“You may eat your fill of grapes at your desire; but you shall not put in your container”—Deuteronomy 23:25.

[Though a worker may eat from the produce on which he is working (see Positive Commandment 201)], he may not take more than he eats while working [to bring home to eat later].

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Kislev 18, 5774 · 11/21/2013
“Today’s Day”
Wednesday Kislev 18 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Revi’i with Rashi.
Tehillim: 88-89.
Tanya: “You shall reprove (p. 631)…parallel to the other…(p.633).

No tachanun at Mincha.

The Tzemach Tzedek writes: The love expressed in “Beside You I wish for nothing,”1means that one should desire nothing other than G-d, not even “Heaven” or “earth” i.e. Higher Gan Eden and Lower Gan Eden, for these were created with a mere yud2. The love is to be directed to Him alone, to His very Being and Essence. This was actually expressed by my master and teacher3 (the Alter Rebbe) when he was in a state of d’veikut4 and he exclaimed as follows:

I want nothing at all! I don’t want Your gan eden, I don’t want Your olam haba… I want nothing but You alone.

GOOD YOM TOV.

MAY YOU BE INSCRIBED AND SEALED

FOR A GOOD YEAR IN THE STUDY OF CHASSIDUS

AND THE WAYS OF CHASSIDUS

FOOTNOTES
1. Tehillim 73:25.
2. The Divine Essence-name, Havayeh (the Tetragrammaton), is source of all creation. Olam haba, spiritual Hereafter, including Gan Eden, was created from the first (and smallest) letter – yud – of the Name.
3. After “…teacher” there appears in the Hebrew the expression “may his soul rest ineden.”
4. Ecstatic, cleaving devotion to G-d. See Sh’vat 23.
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Kislev 18, 5774 · November 21, 2013
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Positive Commandment 201
Allowing Employees to Eat from the Crops

“When you come [to work] in your fellow’s vineyard, you may eat grapes… When you enter your fellow’s standing grain, you may pick the ears with your hand”—Deuteronomy 23:25.

An employer must allow his worker to eat, while working, from the produce which he is working on.

(See Negative Commandment 267 for more details on this allowance.)

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Kislev 17, 5774 · 11/20/2013
“Today’s Day”
Tuesday Kislev 17 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 83-87.
Tanya: I have heard (p. 627)…suffice for the knowing. (p. 631).

Chassidus Chabad opens the gates to the chambers of chochma and bina, enabling one to know and to recognize – with intellectual comprehension – “He who spoke and the world came into being.1 It awakens the feelings of the heart so that it is aroused with the emotion engendered by that particular intellectual comprehension.2 And Chassidus Chabad shows the way that each individual – commensurate with his innate abilities – can “approach the Sacred,” to serve G-d with his mind and heart.

FOOTNOTES
1. See Siddur p. 30, line 37 (Baruch she’amar); compare Tehillim 33:9.
2. Of G-d. A specific intellectual contemplation arouses (or engenders) a specific emotion related to it.
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Today’s Mitzvah
Kislev 17, 5774 · November 20, 2013
A daily digest of Maimonides’ classic work “Sefer Hamitzvot”

Positive Commandment 200
Timely Remittance of Wages

“Give him his wage on the day it is due”—Deuteronomy 24:15.

We are commanded to pay a daily worker in a timely fashion, and not to delay payment. A day worker collects his wages on the night that follows, and a night worker collects his wages on the following day. This mitzvah applies to all workers—whether Jewish or gentile.

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Negative Commandment 238
Postponing Payment for a Hired Worker

“The wages of a hired worker shall not be left with you overnight until the morning”—Leviticus 19:13.

It is forbidden to delay the timely payment of a hired worker. A day worker must be given his wages on the night that follows, and a night worker on the day that follows.

This prohibition applies only to a Jewish worker (as opposed to the positive commandment to pay in a timely fashion, which applies to both Jewish and non-Jewish workers).

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Want even more? These mitzvot are discussed at length in today’s three-chapter Maimonides study regimen.