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Hayom-Yom for 6, Tammuz
|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 Tamuz 6 5703 Torah Lessons
Chumash: Chukat, Shishi with Rashi.
Tanya: For example, (p. 331)...attributes at all." (p. 333).
(The effect of) each particular mitzva-act is called forth by (doing) those (other) mitzva-acts which are Makif - general and all- encompassing in nature.
The mitzva of Tzedaka, for example, is one of those all - encompassing - makif Mitzvot, as evident from the reference to all mitzvot by the term "Tzedaka."
For this reason it is most appropriate to give a coin to Tzedaka before performing any Mitzva. This has the effect of bringing the general Makif-aura into the P'nimi, the "inner aspect," (the particular Mitzva).
Nonetheless, this type of Makif is a "close aura," whereas the Makif of Torah  is a "distant aura," whose effect is superior.
- (Back to text) The meaning here is probably "Torah-study" which, like Tzedaka, is a Makif-mitzva.
(A host of terms can be used to translate Makif, but in this context we suggest:
A suggested explanation: When a particular mitzva is studied as part of Torah-learning, the effect of that Torah-study on the mitzva is superior to the effect engendered by giving Tzedaka prior to the mitzva.
For Torah is a more distant (i.e., higher) Makif - relative to the particular mitzva - this is Tzedaka. Viz. Sefer Hamaamarim Basi Legani p. 194:5 (end).
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