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Thursday Menachem Av 25 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Re'ei, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 119, 1-96.
Tanya: Now "The beauty of (p. 427) ...as explained elsewhere. (p. 429).

My father writes in a letter: "I heard in the name of our holy fathers the Rebbe'im, that also1 when a daughter is born we are to say the words "to Torah," (May her parents bring her up to Torah, to marriage and to good deeds. p. 186). This is based on the statement by our Sages (Berachot 17a), "How do women earn merit?2 By seeing to it that their children go to study Torah, that their husbands go to the Study Hall and by awaiting (their husbands' return, etc.").

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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1. I.e. not only at the birth of a boy.
2. I.e. how do they share in the merit of the mitzva of Torah-study?
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