"TODAY'S DAY": Monday, August 27, 2012

Elul 9, 5772 · 08/27/2012
"Today's Day"

Thursday Elul 9 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Teitsei, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 49-54. Also 25-27.
Tanya: Now, it is (p. 453) ...a hundred times." (p. 455).

My grandfather said in reference to hitbon'nut, the profoundly concentrated contemplation on a subject extremely difficult to comprehend: If the subject is of deep personal concern, the person will come to understand and comprehend it very well. The proof of this is in the Torah, in laws involving women, etc., and the ingenious arguments that they may put forth on their own behalf. These arguments are discussed by Tanaim, Amoraim and Gaonim, all exceptionally brilliant minds, and the Torah is the Torah of Truth.1 Yet this woman is far removed, intellectually, from being able to devise such (ingenious, brilliant) claims. But the truth is that when a subject is of deep concern to a person, even those of weak intellect will come up with profound concepts.

1. In Talmudic discussion of arguments which litigants may offer on their own behalf, some arguments would appear to be too involved and ingenious for the layman, so how could these claims possibly occur to the litigants? And since these arguments are suggested in the Torah of Truth, they must be accessible to these litigants!

Compiled by the Lubavitcher Rebbe; Translated by Yitschak Meir Kagan    More articles...  |   RSS Listing of Newest Articles by this Author

Compiled and arranged by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, in 5703 (1943) from the talks and letters of the sixth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory.

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