Dec 12, 2014
Hayom Yom With Illustrations

Check out sample pages of of a new book "A Diamond a Day," an adaptation of the Rebbe's Hayom Yom written especially for children.

By COLlive reporter

A special adaptation for children of the Rebbe's Hayom Yom book hit the bookstores this week as the Chabad community was celebrating the Rosh Hashana of Chassidus.

Hayom Yom is an anthology of Chassidic aphorisms and customs arranged by the Rebbe according to the days of the year, beginning from the 19th of Kislev.

The new book "A Diamond a Day" offers those precious chassidic customs and insights in a language children can relate to. They were adopted by Chaya Shuchat, a mother of 8 and a writer on the interface between Chassidic philosophy and modern life.

And if that wasn't enough to keep the children engaged, there are also illustrations by young artist Avigail Najjar that appear throughout the book.

"This Hayom Yom is an amazing accomplishment," said Rabbi Shloma Majeski, and Mashpia and Dean of Machon Chana Institute. "It is written in a way that will enable young children to understand and appreciate these precious daily gems."

Rabbi Yosef Y. Simpson, principal of United Lubavitch Yeshiva on Crown Street, is also enthusiastic. "It is an invaluable sefer, especially for this day and age, which brings out Chassidic concepts for children in a practical and engaging way," he said.

The book will be available in Crown Heights bookstores, or can be purchased online at

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This is a great idea and will really help yungerleit with understanding the Hayom Yom
(12/12/2014 2:53:41 PM)
This is a great idea and will really help yungerleit with understanding the Hayom Yom
(12/12/2014 2:53:52 PM)
Chaya and Avigail Lifsha you guys are amzing!!! I would have never thought of such a thing.
A niece and cousin in Italy
(12/13/2014 2:00:36 PM)
is it only in english?
(12/13/2014 5:48:19 PM)
great project
It looks like a revolutionary seder
(12/13/2014 5:51:05 PM)
Very nice
Nice idea and glad it's taking shape.

I'd suggest switching out the illustration of the Chanukah Menorah in the window with one by an indoor door as is the Chabad custom.

Since this is a Chabad book of customs it should be consistent with Chabad ways.

Otherwise yishar koach!
(12/13/2014 6:15:10 PM)
i bought it
Great book my kids love it. Every parents , and shluchim should have this in their home
(12/13/2014 6:34:14 PM)
We don't place the menoire by the window.
One of the reasons because lot of menorahs have a back and than there is no pirsume nissa in the house...
Unfortunately ameratzes...
(12/13/2014 8:22:14 PM)
Best Book!
best book ever saw!
i love it!
(12/13/2014 9:01:40 PM)
Available at
(12/13/2014 11:06:28 PM)
Maybe the window is adjacent to a door
our menorah is next to a doorway AND it is near the window.
(12/14/2014 2:12:09 AM)
comment 8
You are on track it's brought down that most menorahs have backs and therefore if it's towards outside so the house hold won't see if it's towards the inside the outside won't see but this menorah is seen both ways and under 20 amos from ground so it's a big pirsumei nissa for household and the outside thanks to comment 8
(12/14/2014 2:25:17 AM)
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