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Hayom-Yom for 5, Av
|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.
Friday Menachem Av 5 5703 Torah Lessons
Chumash: Devarim, Shishi with Rashi.
Tanya: "My sin is (p. 383)...are passed over. (p. 385).
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. 
The Baal Shem Tov commented: Every physical object whose use is permissible possesses good and evil elements. *
The material element is evil, and the G-dly life-force that gives life to the physical is good.
The person utilizing the physical object must "turn from evil" - not desire the physical pleasure which is in its materiality, and "do good," i.e. he should desire to be nourished and supported by the G-dly vitality in that object.
"Seek peace and pursue it":
Whoever fulfills "turn from evil and do good" must seek and pursue means for making peace  between the physical and the G-dly life-force that vitalizes it.
- (Back to text) Tehillim 34:15.
- (Back to text) I.e. bringing harmony.
* See Supplementary Footnotes, (p. 128 in the printed version).
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