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Hayom-Yom for 29, Kislev
|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.
Tuesday Kislev 29, Fifth Day of Chanuka, 5703 Torah Lessons
Chumash: Mikeitz, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tanya: Ch. 4. In addition (p. 13)...(that he violates). (p. 13).
The sins of Israel in the time of the Greeks were: Fraternizing with the Greeks, studying their culture, profaning Shabbat and Holy Days, eating Treifa and neglecting Jewish Tahara.  The punishment-tribulation was the spiritual destruction  of the Sanctuary, death, and slavery in exile. Through teshuva  and Mesirat Nefesh,  that great, miraculous Divine salvation - the miracle of Chanuka - came about.
- (Back to text) Purity. The term "family purity" (for Taharat Hamishpacha) describes Torah laws concerning marriage, particularly Mikva, and all observances related to family sanctity. See Sh'vat 21; Nissan 10.
- (Back to text) The defilement of the Sanctuary, its altar, and the famous cruses of oil. The physical destruction centuries later was by the Romans.
- (Back to text) "Return," or "repentance," a frequent theme in Torah and Chassidus. See for example Tishrei 3 to 8.
- (Back to text) Total devotion, to the point of martyrdom.
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