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Sunday, April 8, 2012


The FIRST DAY of the Sephira on the FIRST DAY of the week was also the FIRST DAY of the FIRST cycle of Likutei Moharan learning for Nanachs. To note, this day was not the same for all Jews celebrating Pesach, for Jews outside of Israel observe the first two days as Yom Tov, while in Israel - we observe only the first day as Yom Tov as it is originally from the Torah. Accordingly, in Israel, this day was the first day of the week of Parshas Shemini. And for those who have learned Likutei Moharan before, will know that in Torah 70 of the first part of Likutei Moharan is based on the first Posuk of Parshas Shemini, which concludes about the significance of Rosh Chodesh Nissan - the FIRST DAY of the FIRST month of the Jewish calendar, the date that the events in the beginning of Parshas Shemini took place - the dedication of the Mishkan and the official inauguaration of Aharon and his sons as Cohanim, and is the birthdate of Rabbeinu. Hence, this date that we began the Likutei Moharan learning being the first day of the week of Parshas Shemini is connected with the birthday of Rabbeinu, even though today was not Rosh Chodesh Nissan.

To note, the very FIRST Torah of Rabbeinu in Likutei Moharan is based on the FIRST Posuk of the longest chapter in Tanach - Tehillim 119 - consisting of 176 verses, which begins with Ashrei Temimei Dorech HaHolchim B'Toras Hashem.

Let's continue learning the TRUE Toras Hashem. Ashreichem!

P.S. Again, for the Likutei Moharan learning schedule, you can write to me here or E-mail me at

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