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Thursday Sivan 28* 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Korach, Chamishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 135-139.
Tanya: For the source (p. 317)...are His attributes. (p. 319).

The Tzemach Tzedek once told his son, my grandfather, an incident1 in his experience, and concluded: For helping someone in his livelihood, even to earn just 70 kopeks (a small, low-value Russian coin) on a calf, all the gates to the Heavenly Chambers are open for him.

Years later my grandfather told this to my father and added: One should really know the route to the Heavenly Chambers, but actually it is not crucial. You only need the main thing - to help another wholeheartedly, with sensitivity, to take pleasure in doing a kindness to another.

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.

Footnotes
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On this day in 5701 (1941) the Rebbe of righteous memory arrived in the U.S.A. together with his wife, the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, of blessed memory.

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The Tzemach Tzedek was on the way to shul when someone asked him for a loan, it being a market day and he could then buy and sell and earn something. The Rebbe asked him to come back after the davening, and continued on to shul. In shul he suddenly realized that the poor fellow needed this loan now, so the Rebbe returned home, got some money, sought out the fellow with great difficulty, gave him the money and then went on to daven. The Alter Rebbe then appeared in a vision to the Tzemach Tzedek, beaming, and lauded him for his thoughtfulness. The Alter Rebbe had not appeared to him for quite some time before this incident; it was the favor to another that merited the appearance of the Alter Rebbe.

יום חמישי כח סיון (תש"ג)
שיעורים: חומש: קרח, חמישי עם פירש"י.
תהילים: קלה-קלט.
תניא: כי מקור... '168' מדותיו.

הצ"צ [הצמח צדק] בספרו לבנו אאזמו"ר [אדוני אבי זקני מורי ורבי] מאורע מחייו, סיים: מיט דעם וואס מען העלפט א אידען אין פרנסה, אפילו פארדינען זיבעציג קאפיקעס [מטבע קטנה ברוסיא] אין א קעלבעל, איז אלע שערי היכלות העליונים זיינען פאר איהם אפען.

כעבור כמה שנים סיפר אאזמו"ר [אדוני אבי זקני מורי ורבי] כל הנ"ל [הנזכר לעיל] לאאמו"ר [לאדוני אבי מורי ורבי] והוסיף: מ'באדארף אפילו וויסען די וועג צו די היכלות העליונים, נאר דאס מאכט ניט אויס, עס דארף זיין דער עיקר, העלפען בלבב שלם מיט א געפיל, האבען א געשמאק אין א אידען טאן א טובה.